Oils Ain't Oils

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Oils Ain't Oils

Post by Caravan Ray » Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:42 am

Just heard about a competition run by ABC radio in Newcastle NSW to do a Midnight Oil cover.

Winner gets to play their cover for Midnight Oil at the opening of a museum exhibition for them.

...OK - that sounds a bit crap...but doing a cover may be fun. Anyone want to do one with me? (I'm looking at you BLT....Paco?)

Having trouble finding the details. You probably have to be a Novocastrian to enter - but that is OK, that is my old home town, so I'm sure I can find an address to use.

Non-Oil sounding would probably be the go.

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Post by Niveous » Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:48 am

I think you could do a killer version of Forgotten Years.
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Post by Billy's Little Trip » Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:47 pm

Sounds like fun. I can put together drums and bass. Let me know what song you can sing. ;)

And yes, Forgotten Years is a good song and oddly I've always wished it was a little faster. Could be fun sped up.
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Post by j$ » Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:12 pm

I read this as "Otis ain't Otis", which was very exciting. Then I saw it was Midnight Oil. Good luck with *that* :) .. et puis, bonsoir!
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Post by Billy's Little Trip » Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:27 pm

No no, Mr. You chimed in, you're doing backup vox or bass or triangle or something. :D

Also, it's hard for only guitar players to collab. We all want to be the lead guitar player, and it gets too busy, lol.

But I can see Paco up the middle and CR and I on either side holding a nice panned out rhythm.

.....anyone good at Mongolian throat singing? It would be a nice touch. :P
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Post by Caravan Ray » Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:18 am

j$ wrote:I read this as "Otis ain't Otis", which was very exciting. Then I saw it was Midnight Oil. Good luck with *that* :) .. et puis, bonsoir!
Yeah - I was never a big Oils fan either - which is virtually heresy for an Australian of my generation to admit (always preferred Cold Chisel). I was always a bigger fan of Peter Garret in his later career as a politician than as he was as a musician. (I still rate him as an excellent former Minister for the Environment after his decisions on Tasmanian pulp mill and the dam in Traveston which would have threatened the Australian Lungfish - the avatar of Songfight's own Heuristics Inc).

Now - some 20 years after their heyday - I really don't think they aged well. Whereas Cold Chisel - who overseas readers have probably never heard of (but were equal in esteem to Midnight Oil in Aus back in the day - you were either an Oils Man or a Chisel Man) - remain a great band to listen to:

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Post by HeuristicsInc » Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:18 am

Caravan Ray wrote:the Australian Lungfish - the avatar of Songfight's own Heuristics Inc).
yeah, that guy's cool.
kept meaning to change that and never have gotten around to it. i was also going to put a santa hat on him at some point. i have more ideas than time.
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