[Powderworks] Re: Bones sings on Luritja way
Wed, 05 Jun 2002 06:56:53 +0000
Bones is the singer during the guiding light part of Luritja Way. It is a
great vocal. His other classic Oils vocal (IMHO) is in One Country.
Just one more thing to add. I think Antartica is the best (with no
exception) closing song on any album. I think the Oils think long and hard
about their track listing and it shows. I don't think I am the only person
who turns Antarica up full volume at the end of the track to hear Jims
superb piano solo. I would love to hear an extended version of that song
with more piano at the end.
"This is a mad house....you'll be lucky to make it till Tuesday"
>From: Randy Van Vliet <email@example.com>
>Subject: [Powderworks] Capricornia Commentary
>Date: Tue, 4 Jun 2002 07:45:56 -0700 (PDT)
>Well, I have now given Capricornia a fair listen and I
>really like most of it. It returns to the BSM/ESM
>kind of funkiness that was clearly missing from RW
>(Which, btw, is their strongest effort, imho). You
>never know what is going to come up next.
>Great MO songs: Overpass (best song since time to
>Heal), Luritja way (who sings the "guiding light"
>part?), Golden Age.
>Average MO songs: Too Much Sunshine, Tone Poem,
>Mosquito March, Been Away Too Long.
>Weak MO songs: Capricornia, World That I See.
>Songs I like better live (From the MMM "Magnus" boot:
>Say Your Prayers.
>Song I have no use for at all whatsoever: A Crocodile
>Cries. Pointless as it's own song. Brilliant as part
>of Poets & Slaves.
>Which brings me to that. Poets & Slaves seems to
>continue a MO tradition of a very good song that is a
>very hard listen after a good, diverse set. I put it
>in the same category as Nothing Lost Nothing Gained,
>Is It Now, Somebody's Trying to Tell Me Something,
>Bells and Horns/Shipyards of New Zealand, Antarctica,
>and Now or Never Land. These are mostly above average
>songs but they require a lot of paying attention to
>(sorry for the grammatical error). At the end of a
>Midnight Oil set Im not really in the mood to sit down
>and pay attention and appreciate the subtle nuances of
>the songwriters craft (sort of like at the end of a
>two hour symphony - I enjoyed it but I just want to
>relax). So I like Poets & Slaves, but more if I hear
>it alone rather than at the end of the CD.
>Randy (hoping they come back to SF on the way home!)
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