Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Instant Karma & other covers + new singers

Julian Shaw julian@monkeyfamily.freeserve.co.uk
Wed, 3 Apr 2002 20:40:08 +0100

Paul Wheeler played in the Shock Poets also! Great drummer! Mark was awesome
drummer too. I can't believe people are slagging him off. Great voice (if
I'm right in thinking he sang lead on "Comes a Time"), great drummer, great
song writer...need I say more!? I thought he was quite subtle with his
religious stuff but you could see it was in there.

Julian Lewis Shaw
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From: <LLOYD_Ian@canon.com.au>
To: "rick" <rickysan@speedlink.com.au>; <spybot@communities.msn.com>;
Sent: Wednesday, April 03, 2002 5:19 AM
Subject: Re: [Powderworks] Instant Karma & other covers + new singers

> Rick,
> He actually plays in a band at Manly (Sydney) called The Wheelers along
with Paul Wheeler (ex
> Icehouse now drummer with the Spys)!
> So there can't be too much bad blood!
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>                                                    other covers + new
>                     03/04/2002 13:38
>         The goss is that Bloxom headbutted him.
>      I've met the spys a few times and Cuffe always seemed like a nice
bloke although he was a bit
> heavy and forceful on the christianity.
>         Actually now that i think of it,i saw Mark Cuffe at one of the
Oils gigs at the metro last
> year.
>                  Rick
>  ----- Original Message -----
>  From: andrew pye
>  To: powderworks mail list
>  Sent: Wednesday, April 03, 2002 6:57 AM
>  Subject: Re: [Powderworks] Instant Karma & other covers + new singers
>  Cuff was chucked out of Spy V Spy for being a dick! Bad blood between him
and Craig/Mike still
>  exists, so much so that on the odd occasions they do actually play live
now, they refuse to do
>  anything off Fossil. I have seen his name pop up around the place doing
solo gigs from time to
>  time, but I couldn't even be sure it was the same guy. As for him as the
singer for MO, hmmm, not
>  sure about that to be honest. Or the other guys. I think for me Garrett
is it and that's that!
>  Anyone considered Rob stepping out from behind the drums and taking the
on the role?! Then having a
>  new drummer come in! Some one like, oh I don't know, ME!!!!!
>  ----- Original Message -----
>  From: Julian Shaw
>  To: Laura Wolfe ; Powderworks
>  Sent: Wednesday, April 03, 2002 4:53 AM
>  Subject: Re: [Powderworks] Instant Karma & other covers + new singers
>  OK yes I agree that Mick would work well. Here are a few others that I
think would work even
>  better:
>  Mark Cuffe (Spies and also The Shock Poets - very good lyrics!) Anyone
know what happened to him?
>  Dave Gleeson from The Screaming Jets
>  Craig Bloxom of Spy V Spy
>  Julian
>   ----- Original Message -----
>   From: Laura Wolfe
>   To: Powderworks
>   Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2002 4:19 AM
>   Subject: [Powderworks] Instant Karma & other covers + new singers
>   Hey, Aussies, how about this for an off the wall choice to replace PG if
he ever left Oil?
>   Michael Thomas (Mick Thomas to most) of Weddings Parties Anything.
Don't just scoff; think about
>   his broadly Australian accent, his love of Oil, his left-leaning
politics, and his GREAT
>   songwriting ability.  I could definitely hear him pulling off the more
"strummy" material from
>   "Diesel" and "Capricornia."  I would love to hear Mick play with the
Oils in some fashion.  Maybe
>   they could bring him and his band The Sure Thing along to open a US tour
someday.  WPA never
>   played the US, to my knowledge; one of my great musical disappointments
is that I never got to see
>   the great WPA.  If you're not familiar with them, order their double
live CD, "They Were Better
>   Live" from whammo; it's the ideal introduction.  I reckon they're the
best unknown band ever.
>   Bill Wolfe
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