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Midnight Oil

Midnight Oil
Formed: 1975 in Sydney, Australia
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Genre: Pop/Rock
Group Members: Peter Garrett, Dwayne "Bones" Hi..., Rob Hirst, Jim Moginie, Martin Rotsey, Andrew James, Peter Gifford
Biography: Australia's Midnight Oil brought a new sense of political and social immediacy to pop music: not only did incendiary hits like "Beds Are Burning" and "Blue Sky Mine" bring global attention to the plight of, respectively, aboriginal settlers and impoverished workers, but the group also put its money where ...Read full biography
Earth and Sun and Moon
Released: 1993
Label: Sony Music Distribution
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If Earth and Sun and Moon isn't Midnight Oil's best effort, it's certainly close. The band still sticks to themes that are close to its heart -- the environment, native peoples, and other social causes ...Read full review
Diesel and Dust
Released: 1988
Label: Columbia
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Midnight Oil frontman Peter Garrett has long been active in elective politics in Australia, and like any good politician, he knows that sometimes the most important thing is to get your message out to ...Read full review