Midnight Oil

SV: [Powderworks] Seeking Oilish Music With A Conscience

Bjorn Blomquist bjorn.blomquist@mbox301.swipnet.se
Sat, 6 Sep 2003 12:54:26 +0200

>   Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, U2, REM, Hothouse Flowers,
>   Yothu Yindi, The Who (a little abstract Pete's ideas might be),
>   Paul Kelly, Warumpi Band, Kate Bush (the songs Breathing and
>   Army Dreamers from her 'Never For Ever' album. Breathing deals
>   with how a unborn child would feel the effects of a nuclear blast
>   (from the eyes of the unborn child!) and 'Army Dreamers ' is about
>   sending children off to war).

The Kinks! Check out these albums:
'Arthur' - war and peace

'Lola vs. Powerman and the Moneygoround' - satirical theme about the
music industry (and more)

'Muswell Hillbillies' - living in the past vs. the modern "computerised
community", technology and change, social justice etc

'Preservation' (Act 1 & 2) - political conspiracies, exploitation,
capitalism etc

Actually, Ray Davies has proved capable of writing intelligent lyrics
about everything. He's the Man.