Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Re: Songwriting

Mike Blackwood mikeb@cs.mun.ca
Tue, 26 Nov 2002 10:49:24 -0330 (NST)

On Mon, 25 Nov 2002, Bruce Robertson wrote:

The oils have 3 "perfect 10's" among their albums, at least to my tastes:
Earth & Sun & Moon, Diesel & Dust, and 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1.  If I could 
only have these 3 Oils albums I'd weep for what I was missing but I could 
definately "get by". 

> Great choices! Funny, I just listened to E + S + M last night while out for a stroll, and after not hearing it for a couple of months I was shocked at how awesome it sounded. It doesn't get a lot of treatment on the list - good or bad -  but it's an absolute masterpiece. I too especially like the swirling Leslie/B3 stuff. If I reckon right, then the lads would've been in the 35 - 40  range age-wise, arguably in the prime of life, and IMO the music reflects this - very confident, ballsy, brave and well past the more obnoxious vibe of some angst-ridden-youth-rock... 'mature' may be the word I'm groping for. Every song on that album has a completeness about it; and I"m guessing the band spent more than average time recording, engineering and mixing to nail the sound. Perhaps their most under rated work yet?
> cheers,
> bruce