Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Beth

sebastian balcombe sbalcombe@agelessfoundation.com
Wed, 28 May 2003 22:16:47 -0400

Beth I just got my discs today and wanted to thank you. I haven't stopped
listening to them since I got them. I really like some of the different
versions of the songs like the spoken dead heart and a very musical version
of progress. I love river runs red in only had one other live version, very
rare indeed. I was pleasantly surprised to here bedlam bridge, I didn't know
they ever did that song live. It came off very powerful, I always wondered
how it would sound live.Also burnie came off great, I had never heard  that
live except of course of scream.Well I'm sure I'm missing some, but those
songs really stood out to me. Ah yes how could I forget lucky country, damm
that song comes off powerful live. I have to admit though I really like the
way peter voice sounds more in the late eighties to early nineties. I really
feel like he added many more dimensions to his voice and the overall power
and emotion comes off so much better. It  kind of disappointed me to here
what rob implied and other workers implied  about petes voice. I mean lets
get real, people did not get into midnight oil because of the sound of their
music ,robs drumming or their harmonies. It was petes power that grasped
everyone and made them listen to all the other great aspects of the band. I
mean I love all aspects  of the band, but the first time I heard petes voice
I was blown away and drawn to the band because of it. I doubt anyone would
no who midnight oil is if it wasn't for Pete. Once you were sold on petes
voice than you could really get into the rest of the band and how amazing
they all are as individual musician especially when they come together.Sorry
I had to vent a little.
Anyway thanks again