Sunday, October 30, 2011

Midnight Oil: Discography of the Moment

Midnight Oil is a rock band that formed in Sydney, Australia, originally in 1972 as Farm before changing their name to Midnight Oil in 1976, after adding vocalist Peter Garrett to their lineup. Before Garrett joined, they were only playing covers of songs by bands such as Creedence Clearwater Revival and Led Zeppelin. The band dis-banded in 2002 but have played a couple of reunion shows here and there to benefit various causes.

Their music and lyrical content was known to be motivated by political and socio-economic issues.

Vocalist Peter Garrett has been a member of the Australian Parliament since 2004.

Here are some links where you can find out some more information about the band:
Official website
Midnight Oil Allmusic page
Deadheart - A fan website
Midnight Oil Wiki article

DISCOGRAPHY

Midnight Oil
Released in November 1978 by Sprint Music
Produced by Keith Walker
Band lineup:
Peter Garrett - vocals; Rob Hirst - drums; Jim Oginie - guitar, keyboards; Andrew James - bass; Martin Rotsey - guitar
Tracks: 7
Singles:
"Run By Night"

Head Injuries
Released in 1979 by Sprint Music
Produced by Leszek J Karski
No lineup changes
Tracks: 9

Bird Noises
Released in 1980 by Sprint Music
Produced by Leszek J Karski
No lineup changes
Tracks: 4

Place without a Postcard
Released in 1981 by Sprint Music
Produced by Glyn Johns
No lineup changes
Tracks: 11
Singles:
"Don't Wanna Be the One" "Armistice Day"

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
Released in November 1982 by Columbia Records
Produced by Nick Launay and Midnight Oil
No lineup changes
Tracks: 10
Singles:
"Power and the Passion" "Read About It" "US Forces"

Red Sails in the Sunset
Released in October 1984 by Columbia
Produced by Nick Launay and Midnight Oil
No lineup changes
Tracks: 12

Species Deceases
Released in August 1985 by Columbia
Produced by Midnight Oil and Francois Kevorkian
No lineup changes
Tracks: 4

Diesel and Dust
Released in August 1987 by Columbia
Produced by Warne Livesey and Midnight Oil
No lineup changes
Tracks: 11
Singles:
"The Dead Heart" "Beds Are Burning" "Put Down That Weapon" "Dreamworld"

Blue Sky Mining
Released in February 1990 by Columbia
Produced by Warne Livesey and Midnight Oil
Lineup changes:
Bones Hillman replaced Andrew James on bass
Tracks: 11
Singles:
"Blue Sky Mine" "Forgotten Years" "Bedlam Bridge" "Kind of the Mountain" "One Country"

The Green Disc
Released in 1990 by Columbia
Produced by Warne Livesey and Midnight Oil
Lineup changes:
Peter Gifford replaced Bones Hillman on bass
Tracks: 15

Scream in Blue
Live album released in May 1992 by Columbia
Produced by Midnight Oil and Keith Walker
Tracks: 13

Earth and Sun and Moon
Released in April 1993 by Columbia
Produced by Nick Launay and Midnight Oil
Lineup changes:
Bones Hillman returned on bass
Tracks: 11
Singles:
"Truganini" "My Country" "In the Valley" "Drums of Heaven" "Outbreak of Love"

Breathe
Released in October 1996 by CBS Records
Produced by Malcolm Burn
No lineup changes
Tracks: 13
Singles:
"Underwater" "Surfs Up Tonight"

20,000 Watt RSL
Compilation album released in October 1997 by CBS
Various producers
Tracks: 18

Redneck Wonderland
Released in November 1998 by Columbia
Produced by Warne Livesey, Majoo and Midnight Oil
No lineup changes
Tracks: 12
Singles:
"Redneck Wonderland" "White Skin Black Heart" "Cemetary in My Mind"

The Real Thing
Compilation album released in July 2000 by Sony Music
Various producers
Tracks: 14
Singles:
"The Real Thing"

Capricornia
Released in February 2002 by Sony
Produced by Warne Livesey
No lineup changes
Tracks: 11
Singles:
"Golden Age"

Best of Both Worlds
Live album released in April 2004 by ABC Music
Produced by Keith Walker, Justin Heitman and Jim Moginie
Tracks: 28

Flat Chat
Compilation album released in August 2006 by Sony BMG
Various producers
Tracks: 18

1 comment:

  1. Blue Sky Mining is an amazing album.

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