Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] OILS/Toad the Wet Sprocket

Stephen Scott stephenandeva@hotmail.com
Sat, 13 Apr 2002 06:44:15 +0000

I saw the Oils play with Toad the wet Sprocket in London years ago. I had 
never heard of Toad before, and was interested in their silly name. (Fact 
fans: They took their name from a Monty Pyton sketch about a band who had 
the most stupid name in the world. Eric Idle wrote it and said he just made 
the name up one day because he though no one would ever use it. He since met 
the band and loved their music) Anyway, they were great. Their lead singer, 
Glen Phillips (now solo) has a great voice and their songs had superb 
harmonies, so, as usual, I had to go out and buy all their albums. Anyone 
interested in finding out more, check out their best of..."P.S." This was 
the only night the 2 bands played together. I can't believe someone saw the 
Oils and the hunnas in the same gig. Now that would be heaven. I saw the 
hunnas play with the late Dave McComb (ex lead singer of the Triffids)and 
the red ponies. He was great, but the Red ponies voilinist stole the show. 
He was mental. His name was Warren Ellis, and he went on to play with Nick 
Cave, and joined the Bad Seeds, and anyone who has seen a Nick Cave gig will 
know that he even competes with Nick Cave as the biggest spectacle of the 
evening. He also plays with the Dirty Three.
Anyway, I'll stop rambling now.
See ya

"This is a mad house....you'll be lucky to make it till Tuesday"

>From: Bawolski@aol.com
>To: jeffbond@mindspring.com, powderworks@cs.colorado.edu
>Subject: Re: [Powderworks] OILS/CULTURE CLUB
>Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2002 01:52:36 EDT
>In a message dated 4/12/2002 3:46:22 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
>jeffbond@mindspring.com writes:
> > I saw a great matchup during Midnight Oil's 1993 ESM tour:  Hothouse 
> > and Ziggy Marley (with the Wailers as his band).  I brought friends to 
> > show that wondered between sets if MO could top the opening acts.  Lucky
> > for me, MO was on fire.  A fantastic show.
> >
>I saw both Los Angeles area dates during that tour and Hothouse Flowers
>played at both, but one of the nights also included Counting Crows, whom
>I had never heard of yet.  It was an outdoor amphitheater show and my
>wife and I were having a couple cold ones in the beer garden while the
>Crows were playing, we didn't even bother to go in and watch.  I remember
>telling my wife it sounded like Van Morrison was in there playing.  I
>like the Crows now and kind of wished I had gone in to see them.
>Great Oils show though, warm early fall evening with a harvest moon rising
>behind them.
>My favorite matchup involving the Oils had to be the 1990 BSM show with
>Hunters & Collectors.  I knew nothing about those guys and they were
>great.  Then the Oils come out (it was the first time I saw them) and they
>totally blew me away.  They started with something like Progress, 
>Dreamworld, Stars of Warburton, Put Down that Weapon and King of the
>Mountain, all favorites of mine.  I thought I was in heaven.

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