Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] weirdest Oils song

Dave Schultz dschultz29@hotmail.com
Tue, 15 Apr 2003 00:40:01 -0400

Hey all,

I'd agree with most of the suggestions so far, especially the original one - 
'Somebody's...' always struck me as a weird one, but in a cool, hypnotic 
way. 'I'm the Cure' has, since my first listen, also stood out from the rest 
of their material. Oils at their most punk.
But I gotta defend 'Shipyards'! That song has always been a fave of mine 
("chasing history, I left home" -what an evocative lyric). Along w/ 
'Burnie', I think of it as one of the first of their more sentimental &/or 
introspective songs that became more common from BSM on ('One Country', 
'Antarctica', 'In the Valley', etc.)

Cheers,                            Dave

>From: "Cheryl H" <ooiiilllss@hotmail.com>
>Bakerman is definitely weird.  but if you're looking for spooky, I'll say 
>Shipyards Of New Zealand.  disclamer:  just my opinion.  I thought this 
>thread seemed kinda fun ;)
>>From: "Heidi Shenk" <nedkellytheking@hotmail.com>
>>To: powderworks@cs.colorado.edu
>>Subject: [Powderworks] weirdest Oils song
>>Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2003 17:44:52 -0500
>>Hey guys,
>>I was listening to all of my Oils songs on random (this includes all 
>>bootlegs and albums and everything) this weekend and one song that kept on 
>>coming on was 'Somebody's Trying to Tell Me Something.'  I started to 
>>think about it and I think that I'd have to vote that the weirdest Oils 
>>song ever.  The chorus..."somebody's out there somebody's waiting..." is 
>>probably what freaks me out a bit.  Sometimes I wonder where they even got 
>>the idea to write such an undescribably weird song.  But none the less I 
>>still like it because I don't think there is one Oils song I don't like.  
>>Anyways...I was just wondering what other people thought was by far the 
>>weirdest Oils that they have ever heard and why.
>>'Put down that weapon or we'll all be gone,
>>I must know something to know it's so wrong'
>>                    -Midnight Oil
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