Midnight Oil :: The Politics of Diesel and Dust

Politics in music is a tricky business. If it's so pointed and obvious, it can often make the politics, and the music, insufferable, no matter how much you might agree. The results are a compromised song. On the other hand, if you're subtle and thoughtful, your message sometimes gets lost. Just ask the Boss about "Born in the U.S.A." Similarly ask Midnight Oil about "Beds are Burning . . .

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