"The Pram's Album Show" on 2MCE-FM presents...
Your Favourite Featured Album for Tuesday 31st August 2010, 1.30 - 3.30 pm (AEST) was :
"Diesel and Dust", by Midnight Oil (1987)
* What does this album remind you of?
* Who were you with when you first heard music from this album?
* Why does this albums' music sound special to you?
* What were you doing when you first heard music from this album?
* How does hearing songs from this album make you feel?
- Diesel and Dust is an Australian concept album about the struggles of the Australian Aborigines and environmental causes, issues both near and dear to the band, and drew inspiration from the Black Fella White Fella tour of remote Indigenous communities with the Warumpi Band in 1985.
- The rhythm of "Beds are Burning" is said to be inspired by the noise of their vehicles' wheels on the corrugated dirt roads in the region.
- In 1989, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it number 13 on their list of the 100 best albums of the 1980s. (Source)
- 1987 in music ... 23 years ago ...
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