Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] HMMM..

Jeff and Jane Scott jscott at iinet.net.au
Tue Feb 24 02:06:20 MST 2004

There is a HUGE difference between a cover version of a song and a
musical using several songs.

A cover version is nothing more than someone else performing the song in
their own style.

In a musical, the song will be used to represent some part of the story
or theme, and will therefore be presented as having a meaning which is
not necessarily what the author intended (and in fact the chances of it
having the same meaning as the original author intended are pretty
slim).  Whether the person writing the musical is a fan of the band or
not, or has the best intentions doesn't really matter - they will be
skewing the work of the Oils to present their own view.

I'm not at all surprised that the band aren't keen on the idea.  It
doesn't necessarily mean they don't like the idea as it was presented,
it's just not a road they want to start down.