Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Midnight Oil - Sound Relief Benefit Concert , Melbourne, 14th March 2009



Midnight Oil were the Australian band who made politics
and music a commercial success. Not that I think commercial
success counts for much, to boot they were this amazing band.
I saw them play for free at the first Woodford Folk Festival
when the Festivals future was in doubt. They were the kind
of big name shot in the arm they needed to get the crowds in.
They were a legendary band live and this recording shows
the guys still have it. Peter may have had to soften his
politics for the Labour Party, but I hope he will one day
make the impact He clearly wants to.
This is a fantastic FM recording as aired by JJJ, some
classics here, my favorite, Beds are Burning , still gives
me goosebumps.


Beds are Burning - Midnight Oil

Out where the river broke
The bloodwood and the desert oak
Holden wrecks and boiling diesels
Steam in forty five degrees

The time has come
To say fair's fair
To pay the rent
To pay our share
The time has come
A fact's a fact
It belongs to them
Let's give it back

How can we dance when our earth is turning
How do we sleep while our beds are burning
How can we dance when our earth is turning
How do we sleep while our beds are burning

The time has come
To say fair's fair
To pay the rent, now
To pay our share

The fire will scare the cockatoos
From Kintore East to Yuendemu
The western desert lives and breathes
In forty five degrees

The time has come
To say fair's fair
To pay the rent
To pay our share
The time has come
A fact's a fact
It belongs to them
Let's give it back

How can we dance when our earth is turning
How do we sleep while our beds are burning
How can we dance when our earth is turning
How do we sleep while our beds are burning

The time has come
To say fair's fair
To pay the rent, now
To pay our share
The time has come
A fact's a fact
It belongs to them
we're gonna give it back

How can we dance when our earth is turning
How do we sleep while our beds are burning


From the Australian, March 15, 2009

Midnight Oil bring down house at Sound Relief

Something beyond the best music of the last three decades soared
as more than 80,000 punters danced to local and international
acts
to help Victorian communities devastated by fire.
If there had been
a roof, headline act Midnight Oil would have
raised it.
Torrential rain earlier at the Sound Relief concert
stopped for former
frontman Peter Garrett to show he still has
what it takes to rock
with a regrouping for one night only.
Opener Redneck Wonderland had the crowd on their feet before
the
first bar as the Federal Environment Minister swapped his
suit for
open neck 80s style on center stage.
While US Forces didn't get an airing, Blue Sky Mine was
dedicated
to those affected by the disaster.
And the Oils didn't shy away from Beds Are Burning, which
garnered
the greatest response as crowds waved their
mobile phones across the
hallowed turf.
“I think that you can look at lyrics out of any songs and clearly,
there are going to be lines there that pertain to any human
situation,”
Mr Garrett told a press conference.
“But the songs stand in their own right and in their own time.”


Track List
01. Intro
02. Redneck Wonderland
03. Read About It
04. Blue Sky Mine
05. Advance Australia Fair
06. One Country
07. Beds Are Burning
08. King Of The Mountain
09. The Dead Heart
10. The Power and The Passion
11. Best of Both Worlds
12. Encore Break
13. Sometimes


Recorded by Triple J.

Download Here

10 comments:

Mona said...

Just as I finish my last little tweak of MY Oils piece out of the corner of my eye I spotted yrs....
Regards/

Bob, Brisbane, Australia said...

great minds hey mona

radhock said...

Nice thanks. Saw the broadcast - red hot. Any chance of H&C?

Bob, Brisbane, Australia said...

i will keep an eye out radhock

chuck said...

i got hunters on tape.. busy at moment to divide and label etc.. let me know if it doesnt surface bob and ill send it over next week ;)

really happy u got the oils... was going to dress up my recording and u saved me the effort

i got the whole day audio taped but messed up on you m i.. the rest seems ok if u are searching for anything in particular

all hail the blog !!

Bob, Brisbane, Australia said...

Fantastic work Chuck if the hunters doesn't come, about your the man.
all hail the blog!!

Anonymous said...

can download torrents for H&C, Paul Kelly etc via diwana.org

Bob, Brisbane, Australia said...

Thanks for the link

Lou said...

Thanks heaps. Saw them on the day and really enjoyed it. Would love for someone to post Split Enz - they went off!

yesyesyes said...

WOW - Thanks so much! Saw them on their last tour of the US in Vegas. Great to hear again.