Burning The Midnight Oil

When people list among this country’s finest and most influential bands, Midnight Oil is pretty high up the list. A pioneering rock band that through hard graft and politically-themed music proved it was possible to make a career without kowtowing to mainstream record-company opinion.

This week a new documentary, which will be ideal for people with a “Short Memory” or who maybe weren’t even around in 1984 gives us a fly on the wall perspective of Midnight Oil’s “Red Sails in the Sunset” tour. This was at a time when Peter Garrett would venture on his first attempt at a political career.

Mick talks to the director Ray Argall who was there on the road to film that fateful tour about the new documentary “1984: Midnight Oil”.

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