Midnight Oil
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1975
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Midnight Oil Biography (Wikipedia)

Midnight Oil (also known informally as "The Oils" to fans) are an Australian rock band, who originally performed as Farm from 1972 with drummer Rob Hirst, bass guitarist Andrew James and keyboard player/lead guitarist Jim Moginie. While vocalist Peter Garrett was studying at Australian National University in Canberra, he answered an advertisement for a spot in Farm, and by 1975 the band was touring the east coast. By late 1976, Garrett moved to Sydney to complete his law degree, and Farm changed its name to Midnight Oil by drawing the name out of a hat.

Important to their development was manager Gary Morris who was able to negotiate favourable contracts with tour promoters and record companies and frustrate rock journalists. Guitarist Martin Rotsey joined in 1977 and Midnight Oil, with Morris, established their own record label Powderworks, which released their debut eponymous album in November 1978, and their first single "Run by Night" followed in December. Founding bass guitarist James, forced to leave due to illness in 1980, was replaced by Peter Gifford. Gifford was himself replaced by Bones Hillman in 1987. Through a long and distinguished career, the band became known for its driving hard-rock sound, intense live performances and political activism, particularly in aid of anti-nuclear, environmentalist and indigenous causes.

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Beds Are Burning
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Beds Are Burning
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Earth and Sun and Moon
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Earth and Sun and Moon
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Stand In Line - Glastonbury 1985
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Stand In Line - Glastonbury 1985
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Read About It - Glastonbury 1985
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Read About It - Glastonbury 1985
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I Don't Wanna Be The One - Glastonbury 1985
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I Don't Wanna Be The One - Glastonbury 1985
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Best Of Both Worlds / The Power And The Passion - Glastonbury 1985
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Best Of Both Worlds / The Power And The Passion - Glastonbury 1985
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Written In The Heart - Glastonbury 1985
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Written In The Heart - Glastonbury 1985
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Minutes To Midnight - Glastonbury 1985
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Minutes To Midnight - Glastonbury 1985
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Only The Strong - Glastonbury 1985
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Only The Strong - Glastonbury 1985
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Lucky Country - Glastonbury 1985
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Lucky Country - Glastonbury 1985
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Armistice Day - Glastonbury 1985
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Armistice Day - Glastonbury 1985
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