The Oils....

  1. Listening to JJJ at the moment -- they have a tribute (2 hrs) to Midnight Oil -- I didn't even realise Peter Garrett had resigned!! Anyway, do you or do you not agree that they are the best band to ever come out of Oz??
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  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   bewbew
    They are are great band.........and ONE of the best bands to come out of OZ........I just LOVED, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1......

    People, wasting away in paradise
    Going backward, once in a while
    Moving ahead, falling behind
    What do you believe, what do you believe
    What do you believe is true
    Nothing they say makes a difference this way
    Nothing they say will do

    Take all the trouble that you can afford
    At least you won't have time to be bored

    Oh the power and the passion, oh the temper of the time
    Oh the power and the passion
    Sometimes you've got to take the hardest line

    Sunburnt faces around, with skin so brown
    Smiling zinc cream and crowds, Sundays the beach never a cloud
    Breathing eucalypt, pushing panel vans
    Stuff and munch junk food
    Laughing at the truth, cos Gough was tough til he hit the rough
    Uncle Sam and John were quite enough

    Too much of sunshine too much of sky
    It's enough to make you want to cry

    Oh the power...

    I see buildings, clothing the sky, in paradise
    Sydney, nights are warm
    Daytime telly, blue rinse dawn
    Dad's so bad he lives in the pub, it's a underarms and football clubs
    Flat chat, Pine Gap, in every home a Big Mac
    And no one goes outback, that's that
    You take what you get and get what you please
    It's better to die on your feet than to live on your knees

    Oh the power...
  4. by   NurseRachy
    Oh i love Midnight Oil, and deeply respect them, but i also have a love of Silverchair. Time to dig out my oils CD now i think...
  5. by   Tookie
    There are so many 'older 'groups that have come from herre - ie seekers, Bee Gees (OK they were originally English but got their start her) ACDC, That is onlt a coupld that spring to mind - come on you older generation help me - just cause my dementias kicking in
    Tookie
    (The possible oldest Australian Nurse here)
  6. by   Tookie
    OH yes
    Men at work
    Savage Garden
    Little river band -
    Then we could start on some of the other one entertainers
    Peter Allen
    Helen Reddy
    Olivia Newton John
    Kylie Minogue (Like her or love her)
    Got to be heaps others - add to the list
  7. by   bewbew
    powderfinger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i also love silverchair.......
  8. by   Tookie
    OZ nurse 69 - Grew up in Essendon and went to school at Essendon High cant support thwm - carn the Tiges - like your avatar

    Anyway
    I guess my posts show my age ---------------old
  9. by   OzNurse69
    Sorry Tookie, but Savage Garden??!! They aren't even a real band, are they?? Now Powderfinger on the other hand, there's a group of guys with real talent....showing my age as well, but no-one has mentioned the Chisels yet......good old Jimmy is still kicking on!!
  10. by   ayemmeff
    INXS................
  11. by   Tookie
    Idid forget the Chisels - I rather like Jimmy Barnes - Sorry
    My kids are into that sort of music - such as powder finger etc - know about Killing Hiedi - kinda of a local band ie Voilet town
    My husband and l were just discussing if Cold Chisel actually 'made it'outside of Australia - or would you prefer this discussion to be those who were successful outside of Australia
    They were successful here but not really O/S - reecently on payTV they were talking about the record they released following there tour in the US and their first single thereafter -
    'You have nothing l want and nothing l need ' - Which in a sense apparently was saying - You know what
    Now this is davids thoughts - this is a good discussion - l also remeber when John Farnham was a part of the the Little River Band
    Worst still l can remeber - Boobbie and Laurie, Little patti Normeie Rowe (SIGH) OHl must stop - I am real showing my age


    Dont mean to go beyond the being NICE

    Tookie
  12. by   Bloke
    Kevin Bloody Wilson.,......some great Aussie songs
  13. by   Grace Oz
    Originally posted by Sandra m. Took
    There are so many 'older 'groups that have come from herre - ie seekers, Bee Gees (OK they were originally English but got their start her) ACDC, That is onlt a coupld that spring to mind - come on you older generation help me - just cause my dementias kicking in
    Tookie
    (The possible oldest Australian Nurse here)
    OK TOOKIE.....
    Time to fess up!! Just HOW OLD are you??!!! I'd reckon were about the same age given things you've written in your posts.
    I'll fess up... I'm the grand old age of 52!! :chuckle Guess we're the Matriach's of this forum aye?
    Cheers,
    Grace :kiss
  14. by   frannybee
    We're gun-na
    Pull his pants down
    round his ankles,
    shave his pubic hair;
    lube him up
    with old sump oil
    and chain him to a chair .....etc

    Well, he's only the apprentice and we're only having fun!

    or the classic....

    I've been everywhere, man,
    I've been everywhere.
    I've been to Meekatharra, Meekatharra,
    Meekatharra, Meekatharra
    Jail, Hospital, Meekatharra, Jail
    Hospital, Meekatharra, Jail, Hospital:
    I've been everywhere!

    "Nige-e-e-e-e-eeeel - f*cking LEGEND!"

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