Album of the Week 8

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Midnight Oil Blue Sky Mining 1990

Long before world climate and such like was trending and also the highlighting of the plight of indigenous Australians. These guys covered these issues in many of their songs and albums.

Midnight Oil (known informally as “The Oils”) are an Australian band composed of Peter Garrett (vocals, harmonica), Rob Hirst (drums), Jim Moginie (guitar, keyboard), Martin Rotsey (guitar) and Bones Hillman (bass guitar). The group was formed in Sydney in 1972 by Hirst, Moginie and original bassist Andrew James they enlisted Garrett the following year, changed their name in 1976.

The group earned worldwide attention with 1987 album Diesel and Dust & its singles “The Dead Heart” and “Beds Are Burning”, with the latter charting at number one in multiple countries. Midnight Oil had continued global success with Blue Sky Mining (1990) and Earth and Sun and Moon (1993).

One thought on “Album of the Week 8

    Mandy Scott said:
    July 6, 2020 at 10:56 am

    Right Steve top ten as follows:

    The Jam – Down in the Tubestation at midnight

    Martha and The Muffins – Echo Beach

    The Cure – A Forest

    Joe Jackson – Steppin Out

    The Passions – I’m in love with a German Filmstar

    David Bowie – Ashes to Ashes

    For Fighters – The Pretender

    Golden Earing – Radar Love

    Kate Bush – Running up the Hill

    The Beat – Mirror in the Bathroom

    I know eclectic but some of my favs and if I don’t hear them for a while those first few bars get me going every time. Oh and billy found an old CD in a car and some of the older tracks were on it!

    Mandy Sent from my iPhone

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