Diesel And Dust

Label
Columbia
Release date
26 Jan 1988
Running length
22 tracks
Running time
94:08

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Beds Are Burning (2007 Remastered) 4:15 2,632
1 Beds Are Burning 4:15 264,992
2 Put Down That Weapon 4:37 30,011
2 Put Down That Weapon (2007 Remastered) 4:38 503
3 Dreamworld (2007 Remastered) 3:36 378
3 Dreamworld 3:36 32,238
4 Arctic World (2007 Remastered) 4:22 219
4 Arctic World 4:21 19,186
5 Warakurna (2007 Remastered) 4:38 293
5 Warakurna 4:37 24,244
6 The Dead Heart 6:10 37,950
6 The Dead Heart (2007 Remastered) 5:11 527
7 Whoah (2007 Remastered) 3:51 246
7 Whoah 3:50 20,376
8 Bullroarer (2007 Remastered) 4:59 270
8 Bullroarer 4:58 17,211
9 Sell My Soul 3:36 23,553
9 Sell My Soul (2007 Remastered) 3:37 207
10 Sometimes 3:53 22,245
10 Sometimes (2007 Remastered) 3:51 165
11 Gunbarrel Highway (2007 Remastered) 3:40 187
11 Gunbarrel Highway 3:37 11,560

About this album

Diesel and Dust is an album by Midnight Oil that was released in 1987 under the CBS record label. The album is a concept album about the struggles of the Australian Aborigines and environmental causes, issues both near and dear to the band, and follows 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.

The track “Gunbarrel Highway” was not included on the United States release of the album. Reportedly, it is because the line “shit falls like rain on a land that is brown” was deemed too strong for U.S. audiences.

In 1989, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it number 13 on their list of the 100 best albums of the 1980s.

Personnel
Martin Rotsey - Guitars
Peter Gifford - Bass, Vocals
Robert Hirst - Drums, Vocals
Jim Moginie - Guitars, Keyboards
Peter Garrett - Vocals

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  • lolzunicorn

    Halfway through, and surprisingly this is a really good album already. I thought it'd leave me at "Beds are Burning" but I should never leave an album unlistened. :)

    4 Apr 2010 Reply
  • lechowaty

    Fajny!

    27 May 2009 Reply
  • Fredericosoft

    um dos melhores discos dos anos 80 e de todos os tempos. ♥♥♥

    21 May 2009 Reply
  • scott_sea

    Love how the songs bleed into each other..

    13 May 2009 Reply
  • jaysonhoogy

    Wicked album.

    3 Apr 2009 Reply
  • mkocur92

    i had the same experience as absolia. i would always listen to the cassette on the road and became sort of obsessed with it after a while. it is a trip to listen to it now.

    14 Jan 2009 Reply
  • absolia

    my father had this cassette and played it in the car always on the way to topock gorge on the border of california and arizona. we drove through the desert and it's an association i'll never forget.

    21 Apr 2008 Reply
  • Tunsi

    Listen To Tunsi: http://www.paranarecords.net/mp3/slumradio.m3u

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