Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] More musings on Oils songs

Glitch sena.reisenweaver at verizon.net
Mon Apr 5 17:24:26 MDT 2004

I don¹t know about the ³highest² degree of musicianship (who am I to say?)
but I have always thought ³No Reaction² was a masterful song.  Same with
Ships of Freedom, Drums of Heaven, Hercules, and Progress.  Just GOOD MUSIC.
As a musician (of sorts) those were the first songs I thought of when I read
your question.

And I agree with you that just because something isn¹t to my taste doesn¹t
mean it¹s crap.  An example is Silence of the Lambs.  Not something I would
sit down and enjoy watching, but hell, it is a well-made movie.  There are
probably many such examples in all genres of art.


got your last meal filled up with pesticide
hamburger chain third world infanticide
got robot car your job will disappear
it's called the politics of a brand new year
some say that's progress i say that's cruel

--midnight oil

> Joe and I got into a fairly spirited musical debate the other day, which began
> when the radio played one of Prince¹s songs.  Neither of us like Prince but I
> think some of his work has a lot of artistic merit ­ just because most of it
> isn¹t to my taste doesn¹t mean it¹s crap.  You don¹t have to like something to
> recognize it as quality work.  And on the other hand, I listen to and enjoy a
> lot of music that I¹d be the first one to admit has very little real artistic
> merit.
> So my fellow Workers, which song of the Oils has the greatest artistic merit?
> Which one shows the highest degree of musicianship as a composition and as a
> performance? - Beth
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