Midnight Oil

Subject: Re: [powderworks] Re: Sat. Night at the Capitol "truck mixes"
From: tomspencer@eml.cc
Date: 25/10/2010, 5:40 pm
To: "RM" <rob10@liveonthe.net>, "Oils Powderworks" <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au>

Midnight Oil

I personally had observed that Rob's tank bears an uncanny resemblance to a mis-shapen and vertically impacted Tardis, but I didn't want to say anything.
On Mon, 25 Oct 2010 10:11 +1000, "RM" <rob10@liveonthe.net> wrote:

Oh, I dunno?  They're pretty clever fellas ... some would say "ahead of their time" ... 
What's a bit of self-serving time travel between friends ...  ;)

On 24/10/2010 10:32 PM, Michael Blackwood wrote:


But the editing of the Capitol Video happened in 1982, not when the DVD was released in 2004.  Since it also featured other edits, apparently to fit a one-hour TV broadcast, that's what I assume happened with Brave Faces.  Regardless of how Pete's new political reality jibes (or doesn't) with various Oils lyrics, I doubt the band had the foresight to self-censor a song 20 years before it could become controversial for the now-elected Pete! ;-)

To: rickysan@optusnet.com.au; powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au
From: hooperadrianr@yahoo.com
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2010 18:04:26 -0700
Subject: Re: [powderworks] Re: Sat. Night at the Capitol "truck mixes"

Because saying "the talk of politicians, the sentences of cynics, are the sentences of childhood - they're all talking shit to me" was clearly a bridge to far given the modern context.  Much safer to use the end of the second verse "well it makes no sense to me".  Its nothing more than self censorship.  Disappointing but completely predictable.


From: rick edwards <rickysan@optusnet.com.au>
To: powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au; Adrian <hooperadrianr@yahoo.com>
Sent: Sun, 24 October, 2010 12:51:24 AM
Subject: Re: [powderworks] Re: Sat. Night at the Capitol "truck mixes"

   I have always wondered why the audio version of Brave Faces on Scream In Blue has the second verse, but the Capitol video of the the exact same song has the second verse edited out??