Midnight Oil, Bird Noises [EP] (1980)
Midnight Oil – one of my all-time favourite bands; never not been a fan. The first tape I ever bought was a Midnight Oil album…and I liked them before that…a few songs on the radio (and Music TV) and since then I’ve collected up most of everything they’ve done first on tape, then on CD and now on vinyl. But this EP – their first EP, arriving after the first two albums – was always something I wanted but never got around to getting. I remember finding out about the two EPs after getting most of the original albums on tape in the early 1990s and then baulking at the price of buying a 4-track mini-album on cassette tape. It seemed a rip-off. Well, in a couple of weeks I’ll see Midnight Oil live for the first time – and I am super-excited about that. Gig of the year for me I reckon…anticipation-wise anyway. So nice to have this – finally – as part of the build-up. I love all periods of Midnight Oil, they didn’t make a bad album I reckon – but I do really love the almost punk-ish energy across the earliest material. What a band.
Sample Track: Knife’s Edge
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