Jan. 18, 2023

"Beds Are Burning" by Midnight Oil (f/Scott Mellinger)

"Beds Are Burning" by Midnight Oil (f/Scott Mellinger)

Midnight Oil shined a light on the plight of the Aboriginal communities in the Australian Outback with their 1987 hit “Beds Are Burning”. This anthemic song is widely considered one of the greatest pieces of music to ever come out of Australia, and any Australian listeners will likely be shocked that we’re discussing this band on a podcast about one hit wonders. The charts don’t lie, however, and this was Midnight Oil’s only Top 40 Billboard hit in the US. This week, we’re joined by Zao guitarist Scott Mellinger to decide if this band makes us want to dance when our earth is turnin’ or sleep while our beds are burnin’.


Midnight Oil shined a light on the plight of the Aboriginal communities in the Australian Outback with their 1987 hit “Beds Are Burning”. This anthemic song is widely considered one of the greatest pieces of music to ever come out of Australia, and any Australian listeners will likely be shocked that we’re discussing this band on a podcast about one hit wonders. The charts don’t lie, however, and this was Midnight Oil’s only Top 40 Billboard hit in the US. This week, we’re joined by Zao guitarist Scott Mellinger to decide if this band makes us want to dance when our earth is turnin’ or sleep while our beds are burnin’. 


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