Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Lucky Country

Heidi Shenk nedkellytheking@hotmail.com
Tue, 10 Jun 2003 18:02:41 -0500


>I had the same question about "The Dead Heart."  I recently was looking at 
>a National Geographic book >about Australia which referred to the desert 
>interior as the Dead Heart, and I believe the book was >published before 
>the song came out.


Australia's desert interior is known as the Dead Heart.  If you listen to 
the Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club bootleg, Pete makes a comment about that song.  
He says something like, this is a song about the Dead Heart the innermost 
part of our continent.  Can't remember exactly what he says, but that's 
pretty much the gist of it.

Heidi



----Original Message Follows----
From: Bawolski@aol.com
To: bcurran@columbus.rr.com, powderworks@cs.colorado.edu
Subject: Re: [Powderworks] Lucky Country
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2003 18:40:55 EDT

In a message dated 6/10/2003 2:48:38 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
bcurran@columbus.rr.com writes:

 > I just saw another Oz email address or Web site or something like that 
that
 > had “Lucky Country? in it, which made me recall that over the years 
I’ve
 > seen several non-Oils refs to Oz as Lucky Country.  Is that Oils-derived, 
or
 > was that a tag phrase before the Oils used it?  Like “Godzone,? 
which, by the
 > way, I’ve never been sure how to spell. - Beth
 >
 >

I had the same question about "The Dead Heart."  I recently was looking at
a National Geographic book about Australia which referred to the desert
interior
as the Dead Heart, and I believe the book was published before the song came
out.
Mike

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