Midnight Oil

Midnight Oil

Subject: RE: [powderworks] Fantasy support acts...
From: "Simon Kierse" <skierse@netspace.net.au>
Date: 8/07/2014, 10:29 pm
To: <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au>, "'david earle'" <canadavros@yahoo.com.au>




Le Hoodoo Gurus

Dynamic Hypnotics

Celibate Rifles


Jimmy and the Boys

Lime Spiders

Split Enz


Kids in the Kitchen



The Angels

Mental as Anything


Rose Tattoo

Australian Crawl

Boom Crash Opera

The Easybeats


All top acts but the Oils would still top the bill………………







From: powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au [mailto:powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au]
Sent: Tuesday, 8 July 2014 9:00 PM
To: powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au
Subject: [powderworks] Fantasy support acts...



If/when MO tour, I've thinking who I'd like to see as support act/s.


I've decided to not limit myself to reality (as the MO tour itself is a bit of a fantasy), so acts who have disbanded or whose members are no longer with us are in the mix.


Rough criteria - musical and/ or attitudinal compatibility, and of course ability to cut it live. I've left off acts so big they'd have to be co-headliners, or confined such acts to their early incarnations.


So, for what it's worth, and in no particular order of preference, here's my list of potential support acts


Neil Murray

Warumpi Band

Early U2, say around the Boy/October/War era 

XTC - up to around the Black Sea album - mainly 'cause I'd like to be able to compare Terry Chambers and RH on the skins live

Blue king brown


The Mark of Cain

Mammal (the one album wonder, now in the whatever happened to category)

Finiscad (see Mammal) I did see Finiscad supported MO once - a good job they did too

The break (though they'd want to be chugging lots of energy drinks to make it through both sets!)

Hirst and Greene (see The break)

The Cruel Sea

Something for Kate

Powderfinger (borderline in the co-headliner stakes)

Silverchair (see Powderfinger)

The Pixies (before most of the members left)

REM (up to around Green)

Paul Kelly

Genevieve Maynard (the tragedy of this is that most of you will be asking Who?)

Ben Harper

John Butler trio

Spy vs Spy (original trio)

Rachid Taha


Arrested development (blew me away at Womadelaide)

Hanggai (see Arrested dev) - the Mongolian answer to Deep Purple/Black Sabbath

The tragically hip

Fur patrol (see Genevieve Maynard)