Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Re: Bones sings on Luritja way / cool outro's

Dave Schultz dschultz29@hotmail.com
Mon, 17 Jun 2002 23:55:07 -0400

Yes, it sure does.

Cheers,                               Dave

>From: "Stephen Scott" <stephenandeva@hotmail.com>
>Talking of cranking up songs at the end.....I am sure most have done the
>same with Koala Sprint and its great synth solo, then forget to turn it
>down, and get totally blasted away with the operning bars of No Reaction.
>Scares the life out of you.
>See youse later

>"This is a mad house.....you'll be lucky to make it till Tuesday"
>>From: "Greg Ralls" <GregRalls@users.com>
>>To: "Stephen Scott" <stephenandeva@hotmail.com>, <bigdaddyrv@yahoo.com>,
>>Subject: RE: [Powderworks] Re: Bones sings on Luritja way
>>Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2002 09:19:38 -0400
>>amen, stephen!  i am a pianist as well, so maybe that has something to do
>>with it, but i ALWAYS crank up the end of "antarctica" to hear jim's piano
>>greg ralls
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: powderworks-admin@cs.colorado.edu
>>[mailto:powderworks-admin@cs.colorado.edu]On Behalf Of Stephen Scott
>>Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2002 2:57 AM
>>To: bigdaddyrv@yahoo.com; powderworks@cs.colorado.edu
>>Subject: [Powderworks] Re: Bones sings on Luritja way
>>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.
>>See ya
>>"This is a mad house....you'll be lucky to make it till Tuesday"
>> >From: Randy Van Vliet <bigdaddyrv@yahoo.com>
>> >To: powderworks@cs.colorado.edu
>> >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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