Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Songs Played Live - Or Not

Indi Trehan indi@md.northwestern.edu
Thu, 1 Aug 2002 18:47:56 -0500

agree with the oilman (as always), this is what he said.  at some point in
the development of a song, he said they will have tried it in some form
before a live audience to see how well it plays.  even for songs written
while they are in the studio, for example much of Breathe, i have to
imagine that they would play each song at least once afterwards to see how
much people like it - you never know what people are going to love live
and i'm sure they give each song at least one shot to catch on.

just because we've never seen it on a set list doesn't mean it hasn't been
played.  if a tree falls...


On Thu, 1 Aug 2002, The Oilman wrote:

|I did ask Martin this at the Chicago shows in May, I think Adam and Indi
|were there to witness his answer. When I asked if they ever played Naked
|Flame, Bells and Horns, and some of the more less known Oils tracks he
|simply said definitely, at some point while they were working it out they
|would have played it. No I can't imagine them ever playing Kolelei Mai and
|some probably never Bakerman but didn't ask about such strange tunes as