Midnight Oil

Midnight Oil

Subject: Re: [powderworks] Fantasy support acts...
From: Bawolski
Date: 9/07/2014, 3:27 am
To: powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au

When I saw the Oils in 1990, the opening act was Hunters & Collectors.  At that point they were pretty much unknown in the States
(now that I think about it that's probably still the case) but they were getting some airplay with the song "When the River Runs Dry."
They were excellent, and I've gone on to become a big fan of them.  Since they are back together that might be a good group for the
Oils to tour with.  Their horn section joined the Oils on "Beds Are Burning" and I believe one other song when I saw them, which is
something they could do again. 
My dream show would be the Oils with the Hoodoo Gurus.  Two of my all time favorite bands. 
Mike in LA
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From: david earle canadavros@yahoo.com.au [powderworks] <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au>
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Subject: [powderworks] Fantasy support acts...

If/when MO tour, I've thinking who I'd like to see as support act/s.

I've decided to not limit myself to reality (as the MO tour itself is a bit of a fantasy), so acts who have disbanded or whose members are no longer with us are in the mix.

Rough criteria - musical and/ or attitudinal compatibility, and of course ability to cut it live. I've left off acts so big they'd have to be co-headliners, or confined such acts to their early incarnations.

So, for what it's worth, and in no particular order of preference, here's my list of potential support acts

Neil Murray
Warumpi Band
Early U2, say around the Boy/October/War era 
XTC - up to around the Black Sea album - mainly 'cause I'd like to be able to compare Terry Chambers and RH on the skins live
Blue king brown
The Mark of Cain
Mammal (the one album wonder, now in the whatever happened to category)
Finiscad (see Mammal) I did see Finiscad supported MO once - a good job they did too
The break (though they'd want to be chugging lots of energy drinks to make it through both sets!)
Hirst and Greene (see The break)
The Cruel Sea
Something for Kate
Powderfinger (borderline in the co-headliner stakes)
Silverchair (see Powderfinger)
The Pixies (before most of the members left)
REM (up to around Green)
Paul Kelly
Genevieve Maynard (the tragedy of this is that most of you will be asking Who?)
Ben Harper
John Butler trio
Spy vs Spy (original trio)
Rachid Taha
Arrested development (blew me away at Womadelaide)
Hanggai (see Arrested dev) - the Mongolian answer to Deep Purple/Black Sabbath
The tragically hip
Fur patrol (see Genevieve Maynard)