Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] letter to Rolling Stone magazine about the Oils

Heidi Shenk nedkellytheking@hotmail.com
Mon, 13 Jan 2003 17:13:48 -0600

I was very disappointed in your lack of coverage on the recent break up of 
Midnight Oil in your latest issue.  I feel that such a prominent band as the 
Oils deserved much more credit than two sentences after fourteen albums and 
twenty five years of great music.  Sadly enough, it seemed as though your 
only effort to cover the break up was to go to the band's website and read 
the same information that all of Midnight Oil's fans have already read.  I 
feel that if you really want to be considered a music magazine in the eyes 
of your readers, there must be an effort made to cover the stories that 
really count.  Midnight Oil was one of the most prominent Australian bands 
around.  They have also made a huge impact on many people, including myself, 
through their messages in and out of the musical spectrum.  To let this go 
ignored is entirely distasteful amongst many huge music fans.

Heidi Shenk
Syracuse, NY

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