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 Post subject: Re: Place Without a Postcard - The Midnight Oil Thread
PostPosted: Fri October 13, 2017 7:52 am 
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This just came up on my e-mail - special one-off show at the Fremantle Arts Centre the day after their Saturday Night Arena show in Perth.

Midnight Oil - One for the Oceans

10 through 1 complete, plus an extra hour.

I think I'm gonna have to double-up here.

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PostPosted: Fri October 13, 2017 9:34 am 
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This just came up on my e-mail - special one-off show at the Fremantle Arts Centre the day after their Saturday Night Arena show in Perth.

Midnight Oil - One for the Oceans

10 through 1 complete, plus an extra hour.

I think I'm gonna have to double-up here.

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Fuck yeah. Get onto that.

Did you get tix?


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PostPosted: Sun October 15, 2017 11:21 pm 
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You can take Garrett out of politics, but you can’t take the politics out of Garrett, and he worked some potshots into the lyrics of some songs. During Sleep he added the line: And Pauline wants to take your vote away/ What a dopey broad she is — referring to the One Nation leader’s plan to raise the legal voting age.

Then during No Time For Games: Got no time for former prime Tony Abbott’s stupidity/ Got not time for pollution when we can get our energy from the sun.


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PostPosted: Wed October 18, 2017 6:00 am 
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This Saturday. Very keen.


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Cool! I'm looking forward to a week later myself.

Didn't pull the trigger on the 2nd show in the end - financial realities suck dick.

We kinda dropped the ball here on the LAL hey? No biggie, we'll get around to it.

The band sound in very fine voice indeed.


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PostPosted: Wed October 18, 2017 4:05 pm 
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Sorry to hear that, Higgsy.

Songs I want to hear having had a good look at what's been played regularly:
Hercules
Progress
Antarctica
Tin Legs
Warakurna
Sometimes
Put Down That Weapon
Luritja Way
Short Memory

I'll be happy with whatever the damn hell they serve up though.

I've got Ash Grunwald and Birds Of Tokyo as supports. Time to check them both out.


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PostPosted: Sat October 21, 2017 7:13 am 
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Tonight.


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PostPosted: Sat October 21, 2017 8:47 am 
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Fuck Yeah! Have a blast!

Hope you get a few of your most wanted tracks there.

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The setlist from the previous show was pretty damn good.

https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/midnight-oil/2017/coffs-harbour-international-stadium-car-park-coffs-harbour-australia-33e338b9.html


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PostPosted: Sat October 21, 2017 1:06 pm 
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Holy shit that was great. Well oiled machine and they fucking nailed it. How do they have so
Much energy. Stand In Line and Hercules were amazing. In fact from Hercules on it was jaw dropping. Not a dull second.


Redneck Wonderland
Read About It
In the Valley
Stand in Line
River Runs Red
Truganini
Hercules
My Country
When the Generals Talk
Short Memory
US Forces
Kosciusko
Only the Strong
Put Down That Weapon
Beds Are Burning
Blue Sky Mine
Forgotten Years
Dreamworld

Encore:
The Dead Heart
Power and the Passion
Best of Both Worlds

Encore 2:
King of the Mountain


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 Post subject: Re: Place Without a Postcard - The Midnight Oil Thread
PostPosted: Sat October 21, 2017 1:31 pm 
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I'm glad it was a killer show, LMS.

I literally only know Beds Are Burning. Where do I go from here?


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If you have an hour go through that set list from Hercules down. Or play Species Deceases and Diesel and Dust.

Page 1 or 2 of this thread had a list of ten or Varis made a mix of their first seven albums.


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That looks awesome, glad you enjoyed it so much.

They look to be back to something near their best here. Amazing.

Really looking forward to my turn next week.

Joey - check the link on the previous page to grab the mix I did up. Solid stuff.


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PostPosted: Mon October 23, 2017 5:40 am 
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This gig was set in the Hunter Valley on a vineyard. I've never done one of these gigs but I'd read/heard that parking was a nightmare and the bus option was just as bad. I opted to drive (it was an hour away) and we lucked a park about 500m from the entrance. Screw parking in a paddock. As we walked in we were met by a few local kangaroos, obviously a bit panicked by the opening band. Ash Grunwald wasn't bad at all (better than on record at least). After signing a Stop Adani petition, we headed in to the front standing area which was about 15m deep, not bad at all. Birds Of Tokyo were impressively professional and had their moments. They're just too polished for my liking although props are due as they nailed it.
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We were about 8-10 rows from the front, plenty of room with the nicest crowd of 20,000 you could imagine. Lots of Stop Adani messaging and anti Coal slogans on the screens before the show. I was wondering if there'd be any potshots at local mining groups but it was kept to the usual level. The band came on and blasted through Redneck Wonderland as a crescent moon peeked over the hills. Lucky country indeed. Read About It was fantastic. The studio version is infinitely inferior to this live beast. In The Valley was the only unknown to me and was pleasant before Garrett discussed the Oils history with Newcastle and the Hunter. Wednesday night residents at Newie pubs throughout the late 70s were vital to the band. Throw in the benifit shows they've done after a couple of disasters like the earthquake and you realise how much the area means to the band.

Hercules was dedicated to iCan (The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) and to new NZ leader Jacinda Ardern with a shot at Julie Bishop too. It was hair raising few minutes, Hercules is a mammoth track and my favourite of theirs. They then had a cocktail drumkit at the front of stage for the next 6 tracks. Hirst had some vocal duties and the guitarists had an extended jam in Short Memory. It was impressive how dynamic their set was when halfway through Kosciusko Hirst returned to his kit and his octopads. Holy shit did they step up another gear. Only The Strong lifted the whole place again, at least the front section, with arms raised and bellowing vocals. Everyone was together.

From there out it was just hit after classic hit as they ratcheted up the intensity bit by bit. They left nothing on stage, Garrett wanting to dance as well as he did in the 80s and imploring the crowd to do the same. Rotsey, Moginie and Hillman are in such control, interplaying seamlessly. I noticed a change in setlist after BSM (later found out Don't Wanna Be The One was dropped) and they floored it into Forgotten Years. I'm not a singer at gigs but this was an exceptional gig and I was hollering. Garrett had a pop at Tony Abbott somewhere in the set and his views on climate change. It was preaching to the converted though, as were his Stop Violence against women and Stop Adani TShirts.

This sure was a greatest hits set and I had no problem with that at all. A pretty even spread of their career and an amazing night was had. I noticed a microphone facing the crowd, not sure if there'll be releases from this tour but I'm assuming this one was recorded.

I'm jealous as hell of a mate seeing them tomorrow in Canberra and of our dear Higgs next Saturday. I hope they release new music and continue playing together. More shows would be awesome.

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Wow man, that looks great. Nice write-up of what was obviously one damn fine show.

I am seriously regretting not pulling the trigger on the Sunday benefit now, but financial shit is financial shit. I'm just gonna have to get the best out of Saturday's show I guess.

I hope that your dropped 'Don't Wanna Be the One' is picked up for me in Perth. Love that song.


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Wow man, that looks great. Nice write-up of what was obviously one damn fine show.

I am seriously regretting not pulling the trigger on the Sunday benefit now, but financial shit is financial shit. I'm just gonna have to get the best out of Saturday's show I guess.

I hope that your dropped 'Don't Wanna Be the One' is picked up for me in Perth. Love that song.

I've given up tickets in hand for a Vedder solo show and a Bruce show recently because of $$$s and for marriage ease. It'll hurt but it's to be aired so you'll see it anyway. And there's plenty of others that I feel I've missed out on.

Again, I hope they tour again soon.


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PostPosted: Mon October 23, 2017 7:36 am 
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Another shot I found online. You can see the size of the standing area in front of the seats.

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Thanks for posting that review LMS - sounds like an amazing gig :nice:

I haven't been keeping up with this thread but looks like there is plenty to sink my teeth into ahead of my Sydney gig on 17 November. I've had the 20,000 Watt RSL Best Of since it came out but have only ever listened to 10-1 all the way through. Listening to Higgsy's mix right now which is filling in some gaps nicely :thumbsup:


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That’ll sort you out nicely. You’ll have a blast. They are on fire.

Looking through the setlists over the whole tour the regulars that you may get that aren't on 20,000 or Higgs-Mix are My Country, Luritja Way, Now or Never Land, Redneck Wonderland and Ships Of Freedom.

And a mate saw the Canberra show last night. He was blown away.


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Lots of treats over the past 2 shows. Have a blast tonight, V.


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