Song of the Day, December 29: Dreamworld by Midnight Oil

Today’s song is Dreamworld by Midnight Oil. This politically charged band from Australia released a number of great rock albums in the 80s and 90s. Their strongest, Red Sails In the Sunset, was huge at home but barely made a dent in the U.S. and U.K. charts. The follow-up, Diesel and Dust, was their breakthrough internationally, featuring their biggest singles. Dreamworld is the centerpiece of that album, providing a searing indictment of political apathy in a global age. After some continued success with their next albums, the band went on hiatus as leader Peter Garrett pursued a more direct political career. He is currently a member of the Australian House of Representatives (Labor Party, of course) and the Minister for School Education, Early Childhood, and Youth. Enjoy this wonderful song of political activism from an outstanding band today.


About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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