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Sunday, 2 August 2015

Rewind:1987 - Diesel and Dust - Midnight Oil Released

Diesel and Dust - Midnight Oil
Sprint/CBS
Released 2nd August 1987
Produced by Warne Livesey, Midnight Oil

Chart Positions
Australia #1
New Zealand #1
UK #19
US #21

Personnel
    Peter Garrett – vocals
    Peter Gifford – bass, vocals
    Robert Hirst – drums, vocals
    Jim Moginie – guitars, keyboards
    Martin Rotsey – guitars



Diesel and Dust is the sixth studio album by Australian rock group Midnight Oil which was released in August 1987 by Sprint Music label under CBS Records. Diesel and Dust was produced by Warne Livesey and the band. It is a concept album about the struggles of Indigenous Australians and environmental causes, issues important to the band. It drew inspiration from the Blackfella/Whitefella Tour of remote Indigenous communities with the Warumpi Band and Gondwanaland in 1986. The album peaked at No. 1 on the Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart for six weeks.

In 1989, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it No. 13 on their list of the 100 best albums of the 1980s. In October 2010 it was listed at No. 1 in the book, 100 Best Australian Albums.
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