Shoulda Woulda Coulda

Midnight Oil State Theater

My favorite band of the 80s has a new compilation CD called “Essential Oils.” It’s a decent effort for a band that has been defunct for 10+/- years.  If I were making this album, it would be live and feature this updated set list…

Tr Source Album E/O Track Should Have Been
1 Midnight Oil Run By Night Powderworks
2 Head Injuries Cold Cold Change No change
3 Head Injuries Back On The Borderline No change
4 Bird Noises Wedding Cake Island
5 Bird Noises No Time For Games
6 Place Without A Postcard Don’t Wanna Be The One
7 Place Without A Postcard Armistice Day Brave Faces
8 Place Without A Postcard Lucky Country Burnie
9 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Only The Strong
10 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Short Memory
11 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Read About It
12 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 US Forces
13 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Power And The Passion  Kolele Mai
14 Red Sails in the Sunset When The Generals Talk No change
15 Red Sails in the Sunset Best Of Both Worlds No change
16 Red Sails in the Sunset Kosciusko Who Can Stand In the Way
17 Species Deceases Progress No change
18 Species Deceases Hercules No change
1 Diesel and Dust Beds Are Burning The Dead Heart
2 Diesel and Dust Put Down That Weapon No change!!!!!
3 Diesel and Dust Dreamworld Live Version
4 Diesel and Dust The Dead Heart Bullroarer/Sometimes
5 Diesel and Dust Warakurna Needs Arctic World as lead-in
6 Blue Sky Mine Blue Sky Mine No change
7 Blue Sky Mine Forgotten Years Stars of Warburton
8 Blue Sky Mine King Of The Mountain  Give this slot to another album
9 Blue Sky Mine One Country Antarctica
10 Earth and Sun and Moon Truganini Drums of Heaven
11 Earth and Sun and Moon My Country Earth and Sun and Moon
12 Earth and Sun and Moon In The Valley OK but add Now or Never Lamd
13 Breathe Surf’s Up Tonight Underwater
14 Redneck Wonderland Redneck Wonderland  No change
15 Redneck Wonderland White Skin Black Heart Concrete
16 The Real Thing Say Your Prayers The Real Thing
17 Capricornia Golden Age Capricornia
18 Capricornia Luritja Way No change


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Gonzo di Dottore [Ed.: He's not a real doctor. Or Italian.] is a noted author, poet, photographer and bon vivant. Or was that savant? It's hard to tell sometimes. One of God's own prototypes. Some kind of high-powered mutant never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die

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