Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Instant Karma & other covers + new singers

Jane R bunge91@hotmail.com
Wed, 03 Apr 2002 10:34:13 +1000

There's no doubt that Rob is a great vocalist. As for him being a front man 
full time, mmm, he would miss drumming too much!!.


>Anyone considered Rob stepping out from behind the drums and taking the on 
>the role?! Then having a new drummer come in! Some one like, oh I don't 
>know, ME!!!!!
>   ----- Original Message -----
>   From: Julian Shaw
>   To: Laura Wolfe ; Powderworks
>   Sent: Wednesday, April 03, 2002 4:53 AM
>   Subject: Re: [Powderworks] Instant Karma & other covers + new singers
>   OK yes I agree that Mick would work well. Here are a few others that I 
>think would work even better:
>   Mark Cuffe (Spies and also The Shock Poets - very good lyrics!) Anyone 
>know what happened to him?
>   Dave Gleeson from The Screaming Jets
>   Craig Bloxom of Spy V Spy
>   Julian
>     ----- Original Message -----
>     From: Laura Wolfe
>     To: Powderworks
>     Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2002 4:19 AM
>     Subject: [Powderworks] Instant Karma & other covers + new singers
>     Hey, Aussies, how about this for an off the wall choice to replace PG 
>if he ever left Oil?  Michael Thomas (Mick Thomas to most) of Weddings 
>Parties Anything.  Don't just scoff; think about his broadly Australian 
>accent, his love of Oil, his left-leaning politics, and his GREAT 
>songwriting ability.  I could definitely hear him pulling off the more 
>"strummy" material from "Diesel" and "Capricornia."  I would love to hear 
>Mick play with the Oils in some fashion.  Maybe they could bring him and 
>his band The Sure Thing along to open a US tour someday.  WPA never played 
>the US, to my knowledge; one of my great musical disappointments is that I 
>never got to see the great WPA.  If you're not familiar with them, order 
>their double live CD, "They Were Better Live" from whammo; it's the ideal 
>introduction.  I reckon they're the best unknown band ever.
>     Bill Wolfe

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