Wednesday, October 04, 2006

The Western Desert Lives And Breathes

I’d argue that Midnight Oil is one of the more underrated bands of the past 20 years. You want to argue Me, do ya? Feel free, argue with God’s kid. What’s another year of purgatory? It’s probably not too bad, right? Or maybe you agree, Midnight Oil deserved more props that the world gave them. Or perhaps they don’t need praise from man, which is fleeting at best, and it is only heavenly praise they seek… well, fine. I praise Midnight Oil. They were really good. Below is some mp3’s of an acoustic show from back in 1993. It’s worth the download just for the rant alone Peter Garrett shares with the audience at the end of the “Sell My Soul” track. Right after the song, he starts the unintelligible conversation with the following…

“Well, thank you very much. I think it’s probably the ultimate test, you know really, for people who’ve grown up with the idea that any sort of alternative of presenting yourself as a method as subtlety or art is to make it bigger or louder than anybody can.”

Couldn’t have said it better Myself. Enjoy this great show, from back in the days when shows like this were called “unplugged”.

Midnight Oil – Acoustic in 1993

01 Feeding Frenzy
02 The Dead Heart
03 My Country
04 Blue Sky Mine
05 Sell My Soul
06 Truganini (UPDATE: Track fixed, take that EZArchive!)

07 Warakurna
08 Short Memory
09 Beds Are Burning
10 Earth And Sun And Moon

Now, I know your every little thought (yeah), and therefore I happen to know that many of you, when you hear the classic Midnight Oil track “Beds Are Burning”, like to picture that song being a soundtrack for the Autobots and the Decepticons fighting in an epic Transformer battle. Well, now, thanks again to youtube, your dreams have become a reality. I hope you enjoy the below video. Try to quit thinking about sex so much.


At 5:02 PM, Blogger Jo said...

What happened to Track 7? ;)

At 5:16 PM, Anonymous mjrc said...

hey jesus, maybe you could do something to help ez archive become a more stable, loving file host? i think they are going through some rough times, which may explain why they are so freaking troublesome to deal with. thanks.

At 5:52 PM, Blogger wwjblog said...

track 7, up and running!

At 8:05 PM, Blogger The DoorKeeper said...

at The Doors To The Kingdom it must be said:

Midnight Oil have a backstage pass

nice one Big J

At 8:25 PM, Blogger Dave said...

Thanks, Son of God.

I remember watching that show on TV as a little feller and it warmed my aussie heart.

But you knew that already, right?

At 10:56 AM, Blogger Lee said...

Uh, Jesus, why haven't you mentioned the new mewithoutYou album? I can only assume it is because you are not omnicient.

At 4:15 AM, Anonymous mookev said...

Yeah the musics OK but hardly "unplugged". Might of scrubbed up alright with a decent lead singer.
Or maybe it's the born again status of the singer today that appeals to you Jesus.

At 12:34 PM, Blogger Dave said...

WTF have the Oils got to do with Transformers anyway?

Garrett has been a Christian freak for years, I don't think it's a recent rebirth at all.

At 6:35 PM, Anonymous Elixir said...

For the curious, that gig was recorded at Ronnie Scott's, a jazz club in the UK, on 6/23/93. I have it in my collection, and recognized the transcribed rant!

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