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Diesel and Dust (2007 Remastered)


Download links and information about Diesel and Dust (2007 Remastered) by Midnight Oil. This album was released in 1987 and it belongs to Rock, World Music, Alternative genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 46:36 minutes.

Artist: Midnight Oil
Release date: 1987
Genre: Rock, World Music, Alternative
Tracks: 11
Duration: 46:36
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No. Title Length
1. Beds Are Burning 4:15
2. Put Down That Weapon 4:38
3. Dreamworld 3:36
4. Arctic World 4:22
5. Warakurna 4:37
6. The Dead Heart 5:11
7. Whoah 3:50
8. Bullroarer 4:59
9. Sell My Soul 3:37
10. Sometimes 3:51
11. Gunbarrel Highway 3:40



Midnight Oil had long been fueled by politics as much as music, so it was no coincidence that its best album of the '80s was linked to its most important social cause. Diesel and Dust was inspired by the Oils’ 1986 tour of the Australian outback, which opened the band’s eyes to the struggles of the country’s Aboriginal population. The hit single “Beds Are Burning” was a passionate call to social justice and the decade’s catchiest song about decolonization. “The time has come—a fact’s a fact,” sings Peter Garrett on the verse. “It belongs to them—let’s give it back.” While some critics took issue with the idea of a white band singing from the indigenous perspective, one has to credit Midnight Oil for its courage. At a time when the Aboriginal plight was largely ignored by most Australians—and practically invisible to the rest of the world—the band demanded the notice of the entire pop-music market. On this album, most of the attention went to strident anthems such as "Beds Are Burning," “Bullroarer,” “Sometimes,” and “Dreamworld,” but the group’s raw nerve is best seen on the slow-burning “Arctic World.”