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Midnight Oil

Band, 1976-2002 AU, Sydney

Rock band formed in Sydney, Australia, in 1972. The Midnight Oil lineup remained quite stable over the band's long career: Peter Garrett as lead singer (and, early on, synthesizer), Jim (James) Moginie on guitar and keyboards, Martin Rotsey on guitar, and Rob (Robert) Hirst on drums. Andrew "Bear" James, the first bass player, left in 1979, replaced by Peter Gifford, who left in 1989 to be replaced by New Zealander Bones (Dwayne) Hillman,ex The Swingers, who remained with the group until its dissolution in 2002. Gary Morris (2) was the band's manager and effective sixth member (often credited with the simple title "Business" on albums) throughout.

PortraitJim Moginie
g, key, voc *1956 AU
PortraitBones Hillman
b, voc *1958
PortraitPeter Garrett
voc *1953 AU
PortraitMartin Rotsey
g AU
PortraitRob Hirst
dr, voc *1955 AU
Andrew James
b, bvoc AU
PortraitPeter Gifford
b, voc *1955 AU
Popular Tracks   
Beds Are Burning - Remastered on Diesel And Dust by Midnight Oil
Blue Sky Mine - 2011 Remaster on Blue Sky Mining by Midnight Oil
The Dead Heart - 2007 Remastered on Diesel And Dust by Midnight Oil
Power And The Passion - Remastered Version on 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 by Midnight Oil
Forgotten Years - 2011 Remaster on Blue Sky Mining by Midnight Oil
King Of The Mountain - Remastered on 20000 Watt RSL - The Midnight Oil Collection by Midnight Oil
Gadigal Land (feat. Dan Sultan, Joel Davison, Kaleena Briggs & Bunna Lawrie) on Gadigal Land by Midnight Oil
Put Down That Weapon - 2007 Remastered on Diesel And Dust by Midnight Oil
Short Memory - Remastered Version on 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 by Midnight Oil
US Forces - Remastered Version on 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 by Midnight Oil

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Band Membership

Title Artist Year Type
Armistice Day: Live At The Domain, SydneyMidnight Oil2018Album
Armistice Day: Live At The Domain, SydneyMidnight Oil2018Album
Full TankMidnight Oil2017Album
Audio SamplerMidnight Oil2017Album
Video SamplerMidnight Oil2017Album
Overflow TankMidnight Oil2017Compil.
Forgotten Years (Final Mix)Midnight Oil2016Single
Metro ChicagoMidnight Oil2015Album
Essential OilsMidnight Oil2012Compil.
Flat ChatMidnight Oil2006Compil.
The King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents: Midnight OilMidnight Oil2005Album
Best Of Both WorldsMidnight Oil2004Album
Les Indispensables De Midnight OilMidnight Oil2004Compil.
Best Of Both WorldsMidnight Oil2004Album
No Man's LandMidnight Oil2003Single
The Ultimate Clip Collection Midnight OilMidnight Oil2003Album
Luritja WayMidnight Oil2002Single
Mosquito MarchMidnight Oil2002Single
CapricorniaMidnight Oil2001Album
Golden AgeMidnight Oil2001Single
Too Much SunshineMidnight Oil2001Single
The Real ThingMidnight Oil2000Single
The Real Thing: Interview DiscMidnight Oil2000Album
Spirit Of The AgeMidnight Oil2000Album
The Real ThingMidnight Oil2000Album
Say Your Prayers - General Wiranto's Reworked Version Of FeelingsMidnight Oil1999Single
Cemetery In My MindMidnight Oil1998Single
20,000 Watt R.S.L. The Midnight Oil CollectionMidnight Oil1998Album
Redneck WonderlandMidnight Oil1998Album
What Goes OnMidnight Oil1998Single
Redneck Wonderland: Interview DiscMidnight Oil1998Album
Redneck WonderlandMidnight Oil1998Single
20,000 Watt R.S.L.Midnight Oil1997Compil.
20,000 Watt R.S.L. Visual CollectionMidnight Oil1997Album
20,000 WATT RSL - The Midnight Oil Collection (Album Sampler)Midnight Oil1997Album
The CollectionMidnight Oil1997Compil.
White Skin Black HeartMidnight Oil1997Single
20.000 Watt SamplerMidnight Oil1997Album
The Best Of The B-SidesMidnight Oil1997Compil.
BreatheMidnight Oil1996Album
Tracks From The Forthcoming Album "Breathe"Midnight Oil1996Album
Breathe (Four Track Sampler)Midnight Oil1996Album
No Beds Are BurningMidnight Oil1996Album
Del Album "Breathe" de Midnight OilMidnight Oil1996Album
Acoustic NightsMidnight Oil1996Album
UnderwaterMidnight Oil1996Single
Surf's Up TonightMidnight Oil1996Single
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 / Red Sails In The SunsetMidnight Oil1995Compil.
Diesel & Dust / Blue Sky MiningMidnight Oil1995Album
Blue Sky Red EarthMidnight Oil1994Album
It's Just My SoulMidnight Oil1994Compil.
Spiritual MagicMidnight Oil1994Compil.
In Concert - New RockMidnight Oil1994Album
Rescue The WorldMidnight Oil1994Album
My CountryMidnight Oil1993Single
Best Of Both Live ActsMidnight Oil1993Album
Live USAMidnight Oil1993Album
Live USAMidnight Oil1993Album
LandCrash Vegas, Daniel Lanois, Hothouse Flowers, Midnight Oil, The Tragically Hip1993Single
Earth And Sun And MoonMidnight Oil1993Single
Unplugged Calgary Electric ChicagoMidnight Oil1993Album
Acoustic 1993Midnight Oil1993Compil.
Beds Are Burning - Live In UsaMidnight Oil1993Album
Earth And Sun And Moon Interview DiscMidnight Oil1993Album
Earth And Sun And MoonMidnight Oil1993Album
Live From The Mixing Desk London, England 1993Midnight Oil1993Compil.
Know Your PowerMidnight Oil1993Album
The Stand '93Midnight Oil1993Compil.
TruganiniMidnight Oil1993Single
In The ValleyMidnight Oil1993Single
Outbreak Of LoveMidnight Oil1993Single
Best Of Both Live ActsMidnight Oil1993Compil.
Drums Of HeavenMidnight Oil1993Single
Emotional TruthMidnight Oil1993Album
The Midnight Oil CollectionMidnight Oil1993Compil.
Beds Are Burning (Live)Midnight Oil1992Single
Lucky CountryMidnight Oil1992Album
SometimesMidnight Oil1992Single
Beds Are BurningMidnight Oil1992Album
U.S ForcesMidnight Oil1992Compil.
Scream In Blue - LiveMidnight Oil1992Album
Red Sails In The Sunset / Place Without A Postcard / 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1Midnight Oil1992Album
Oil From The OutbackMidnight Oil1992Album
Scream In Blue Live (Interview Disc - Radio Version)Midnight Oil1992Album
Wilderness Vol. lMidnight Oil1991Compil.
Best Of Both WorldsMidnight Oil1991Album
One CountryMidnight Oil1991Single
In Concert - Nils Lofgren & Midnight OilNils Lofgren & Midnight Oil1991Album
Wilderness Vol IIMidnight Oil1991Album
DreamworldMidnight Oil1991Album
Time And Illusion - Live In Europe 1990Midnight Oil1990Album
Blue Sky MineMidnight Oil1990Single
Bedlam BridgeMidnight Oil1990Single
Blue Sky Mining (Interview Disc)Midnight Oil1990Album
In ConcertMidnight Oil1990Album
King Of The MountainMidnight Oil1990Single
Another Girl, Another Planet / Stand In LineThe Replacements / Midnight Oil1990Single
The Green DiscMidnight Oil1990Compil.
Forgotten YearsMidnight Oil1990Single
Terrifying / Blue Sky Mine / It's Party Time (Tonite)The Rolling Stones / Midnight Oil / R-U-Ready1990Album
Black Rain FallsMidnight Oil1990Album
Blue Sky MiningMidnight Oil1990Album
Blue Sky Mine / Vieni A Stare QuiMidnight Oil / Franco Fasano1990Single
Midnight Oil / Head InjuriesMidnight Oil1989Compil.
Fantasy PalaceBilly Idol, Lita Ford, Midnight Oil1989Album
Only The StrongMidnight Oil1988Single
Beds Are Burning / The Dead HeartMidnight Oil1988Album
DreamworldMidnight Oil1988Single
Interchords: Diesel And DustMidnight Oil1988Album
Mix PromocionalDesireless / George Michael / Terence Trent D'Arby / Midnight Oil1988Album
Put Down That WeaponMidnight Oil1987Single
Black Fella White FellaMidnight Oil1987Album
Diesel And DustMidnight Oil1987Album
Diesel And DustMidnight Oil1987Album
Beds Are BurningMidnight Oil1987Single
Black Fella White FellaMidnight Oil1987Album
The Dead HeartMidnight Oil1986Album
When The Generals TalkMidnight Oil1985Single
Species DeceasesMidnight Oil1985Album
In Concert-368Midnight Oil1985Album
In ConcertMidnight Oil & China Crisis1985Album
Red Sails In The SunsetMidnight Oil1984Album
Best Of Both WorldsMidnight Oil1984Single
When The Generals TalkMidnight Oil1984Album
Power And The PassionMidnight Oil1983Single
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1Midnight Oil1982Album
Read About ItMidnight Oil1982Single
US ForcesMidnight Oil1982Single
Armistice DayMidnight Oil1982Single
Don't Wanna Be The OneMidnight Oil1981Single
Place Without A PostcardMidnight Oil1981Album
Bird NoisesMidnight Oil1980Album
Back On The BorderlineMidnight Oil1980Single
A Forest / I Only Want To Be With You / Back On The BorderlineThe Cure / The Tourists / Midnight Oil1980Single
Head InjuriesMidnight Oil1979Album
Cold Cold ChangeMidnight Oil1979Single
Blue Sky Mining / Midnight OilMidnight Oil1978Compil.
Run By NightMidnight Oil1978Single
Midnight OilMidnight Oil1978Album
High Ideals And Stuffed KangaroosMidnight OilAlbum
Midnight Oil CompilationMidnight OilAlbum
Breathe - The Interview DiscMidnight OilAlbum
Live And Unplugged Calgary '93Midnight OilAlbum
London CallingMidnight OilAlbum
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