MIDNIGHT OIL FACTS AND FAQs - 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1
- Note on the cover:
- If you look at the cover to the album you will notice the following words spread out along the cover: HIGH, BUT, NOT, NUCLEAR, and RADIOACTIVE.
- Who/What is MARALINGA?
- In the 1940's and 50's, the English continued atomic bomb tests in South Australia. These were performed in appalling conditions with virtually no regard to safety, the environment or the indigenous peoples who considered the area to be a part of their sacred homelands. The site of the tests was Maralinga, which is named after the indigeneous tribe. Recently, the UK government agreed to pay compensation for the devastation it wrought upon the area, which is still uninhabitable.
- What is the Lismore Road (OUTSIDE WORLD)?
- Lismore is a town in northern New South Wales on the east coast of Australia.
- Note on POWER AND THE PASSION:
- The line "It's better to die on your feet than to live on your knees" is originally attributed to Emiliano Zapata, namesake of the Zapatista Rebels.
- Note on US FORCES:
- The USA lyrics list a line "L. Ron Hubbard CAN'T save your life". The AUS lyrics list the same line as "L. Ron Hubbard CAN save your life." Rob Hirst has confirmed that it should be the former (CAN'T).
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