It’s Australia Day so Midnight Oil came straight to mind- I loved this group in 88 when Diesel and Dust came out- constantly listened to the whole album and to their follow up Blue Sky Mining. Their earlier album 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 has more of a punk feel and there are some great tracks there as well.
Unquestionably political with every single track- no surprise then that Peter Garrett studied law and is now a member of the Australian House of Representatives- so chances of a reunion are slim! They were the first group that I saw in the Olympia and they were excellent- in Australia they would have been a stadium group so to see them in such a small venue was brilliant. Unfortunately for me there have been comparisons with his disjointed dancing and mine- not a compliment believe me!
A whole bunch of YouTubes- embedding some so the post isn’t huge!
Scream in Blue
Power and the Passion
Diesel and Dust– strange I can’t find more from the album!
Beds Are Burning
Blue Sky Mining
Earth and Sun and Moon
Truganini– Later….with Jools Holland June 93 (A very young Jools!)