MTV Unplugged

Season 4 Episode 10

Midnight Oil

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Jun 03, 1993 on MTV - Music Television
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Midnight Oil
"MTV Unplugged" presents an acoustic performance with veteran Australian band, Midnight Oil. Known for their explosive live performances and indelible relationship between music and politics, the band gained superstar status with their 1982 hit, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 which spawned the hit singles "U.S. Forces" and "Power and the Passion." By 1986, the band had addressed many of the most important issues of the century, including the arms race, the danger of nuclear conflict, and the environment. In 1987, The Oils tackled the plight of Australian Aborigines with the release Diesel and Dust, which included the band's first international hit,"Beds Are Burning." This was followed by the enormously successful Blue Sky Mining in 1989, and their incendiary live album, the 1992 release Scream In Blue. Midnight Oil is currently on tour with their latest album, Earth And Sun And Moon. The album's first official release, "Truganini," is about a tragic historical figure, who by 1873, was the sole surviving Tasmanian Aborigine in Australia. The Oil's "Unplugged" song selections include "Blue Sky Mining," "Beds Are Burning," "Sell My Soul," "In The Valley," and "Truganini." Recorded 4/20/93 at Sony Music Studios, New York City Set List: 01. Feeding Frenzy 02. Sell my Soul 03. Short Memory 04. Tell Me the Truth 05. Blue Sky Mine 06. Lucky Country 07. Now or Neverland 08. Antartica 09. The Dead Heart 10. In the Valley 11. Beds are Burning 12. Warakurna 13. Earth and Sun and Moon 14. Truganini 15. Drums of Heaven 16. Mu Country 17. We Gotta Get Out of This Place (Written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil)moreless

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