Midnight Oil

Biography

Midnight Oil (known informally as "The Oils") are an Australian rock band composed of Peter Garrett (vocals, harmonica), Rob Hirst (drums), Jim Moginie (guitar, keyboard), Martin Rotsey (guitar) and Bones Hillman (bass guitar). The group was formed in Sydney in 1972 by Hirst, Moginie and original bassist Andrew James as Farm: they enlisted Garrett the following year, changed their name in 1976, and hired Rotsey a year later. Peter Gifford served as bass player from 1980–1987. Midnight Oil issued their self-titled debut album in 1978, and gained a cult following in their homeland despite a lack of mainstream media acceptance.

Activity

Albums

Midnight Oil

Head Injuries

Place Without a Postcard

10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1

Red Sails in the Sunset

Diesel and Dust

Blue Sky Mining

Earth and Sun and Moon

Breathe

Redneck Wonderland

Capricornia

Lasseter's Gold