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!)
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.