I’ve made it a bit of a ritual to ask about Midnight Oil at every forum I visit… so… who here knows them?
I’m asking the question because they’re my favourite band. They’re an Aussie group that formed in the late 70s (very late) and broke up in 2002. They played rock, which hardly seems unusual, but what made them stand out was the fact that they sung about stuff that mattered. Lots of people probably remember Beds Are Burning - that was them.
I’ve found that pretty much every other band writes/plays songs about love and stuff. Boring! Why? Because it’s all the same! Okay, granted, there are always exceptions. U2 are great, and Dire Straits did some good songs.
Modern music, I can’t listen to. I mean, listening to some rapper go on and on about how cool he is, or a heavy metal band talking about how their life is so screwed, I’m just sitting thinking… hey, so what’s the point?
Listening to Midnight Oil playing something like River Runs Red, you can’t just say ‘what’s the point?’
Anyway, that’s my little rant on music
Hope there are some like-minded people here…