Midnight Oil

SV: [Powderworks] 51st State of the US / NMA

Jurriaan thunder7@xs4all.nl
Thu, 17 Oct 2002 19:02:37 +0200

From: Bj?rn Blomquist <bjorn.blomquist@mbox301.swipnet.se>
Date: Thu, Oct 17, 2002 at 12:37:10PM +0200
> ...and I thought that *I* was living in the 51st state of America! :)
> Speaking of that, New Model Army sing in their "51st State" about the
> "star-sprangled Union Jack".
> Do they refer to the Australian flag? I haven't yet found any
> information about where the band comes from. UK? If they are Australian
> I think I should have known it...

They come from the UK, from the Thatcher-era.

> I recently got myself the album "History - the best of NMA" (actually
> the same as "The Singles 1985-91") as an introduction to their work.
> I like the songs more with each listening, but they sure ain't like The
> Oils! One reason may be the poor production (old-fashioned sound) of the
> older material, as I prefer the 90's tracks. Maybe it's because the
> tracks were supposed to be "comercial" singles that there is not the
> musical diversity that you fans have spoken of. Most of the tracks are
> straight-forward, quite heavy, rock songs. I must say that I can hear
> "sounds like Oils" in it, think "Read about it" and the sound of the
> '10-1' album.  

Ah - a new convert. The one thing they have in common with the Oils is,
for lack of a better word, 'Intense Music'. IMVHO, of course.

Kind regards,
"And remember: Evil will always prevail, because Good is dumb."
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