Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] US Radio Spot

James Warren jimcwarren at earthlink.net
Sat Sep 4 08:55:16 MDT 2004

In Philadelphia in August of 1993, at the Oils show between the first 
and second song, Peter went off about how absurd Rush is, along with 
the fact that he had a new show on television. Peter also encouraged us 
to throw our tv sets away.

After the show, I got to speak to Peter, and he claimed that the Oils 
and Rush were about as far opposite in worldview as you could possibly 


p.s. Although I don't listen to Rush, I do know that for years, he has 
used that "back to Ohio" Pretenders song as background music.

On Sep 4, 2004, at 7:28 AM, Robin Johnson wrote:

> Hi:
> I'm not sure if this has been mentioned yet (I haven't read through 
> all the posts lately), but I thought you all might find this 
> interesting.
> I was getting ready for work earlier this week and I had the radio on 
> in the background.  All of a sudden I heard a bit of "Power and the 
> Passion".  "Cool" I thought.  Since we don't often hear the Oil's on 
> US radio, I stopped what I was doing to enjoy it.  Unfortunately, it 
> was a super-short blip of it in an ad for a radio show........now, I'm 
> not sure how many people outside of the US know about the show it was 
> advertising........I don't know if the Oil's would approve.......it 
> was for Rush Limbaugh!  The most hateful, right-wing, "there is no 
> such thing as global warning", who came up with "strong women are 
> femi-nazi's", "What wrong with Yucca Mountain anyway" person in the 
> US.  He's evil.
> Since Monday, I've heard the ad every morning.
> Yikes.
> Robin
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