Tue, 10 Sep 2002 19:58:49 -0500
Well, if a promo single exists, that does mean that it was intended to be a
single.Drums of Heaven was a single in the US but never got played! It
wasn't until Truganini came out that ESM got airplay in the US. It took a
long time before I found out the DoH was indeed the first US single off the
If its a promo single made for the radio station, that in itself means that
its a single. There are far more labels producing these for radio stations
for single releases than the ones producing actual singles for purchase
(like old 45's were).
Don't Wanna Be the One was definitely a single, and there is a live video
for it that Rage shows so often it may indeed be all they used as the video
clips, remember in 1981 in Australia the MTV ideology wasn't in effect yet.
Truganini was indeed the single, heck there are 2 full fledge videos for
that one! :)
Can't really base much on videos as the Oils has always tried not to do them
anyway (probably why a lot of early tunes don't have them) although they
ended up making some true classics around the Diesel era.
This would be a whole lot clearer if we were still back in the age of the 45
when singles were release always in this fashion with a "B-side"!!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Björn Blomquist" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "'Jeff and Jane Scott'" <email@example.com>;
Sent: Monday, September 09, 2002 10:04 AM
Subject: Re: [Powderworks] Singles
> Thanks, I could of course have visited the site myself...
> However, I don't think that the "promo" singles should be counted as
> single releases. They're only available for radio stations, aren't they?
> So "Used and abused" was not a single, but there is a video clip for it.
> "Don't wanna be the one" was a single, but there is no video for it -
> unless it's exluded from the video collection (just like "Truganini")?
> So what about videos for "Run by night", "Borderline", "When the
> generals talk" and "Surf's up tonight"?
> MIDNIGHT OIL: Used and abused (definitely the best cut on the album -
> love that guitar solo!)
> HEAD INJURIES: No reaction
> POSTCARD: Lucky country
> 10-1: Short memory (or maybe Tin legs...)
> RED SAILS: Sleep, Kosciusko (sorry, can't choose)
> DIESEL AND DUST: just about all of them... if "Put down that weapon"
> hadn't been a single, that's it!
> BLUE SKY MINING: Mountains of Burma (but heck, they're all brilliant on
> this one!)
> E&S&M: Feeding frenzy, E&S&M
> BREATHE: Barest degree (the A-sides ARE the best songs on this album)
> REDNECK WONDERLAND: Safety chain blues (on this album too, the singles
> are actually my favs)
> THE REAL THING: Say your prayers AND Spirit of the age AND Last of the
> diggers ;-) (OK, SYP is the most favourite.)
> CAPRICORNIA: Tone Poem, Luritja Way and Poets & Slaves
> - only "Golden Age" as a single so far?
> Least favourite A-sides?
> Well, "Run by night" maybe shouldn't have been one.
> "What goes on" is too bad for even being a promo.
> "The real thing" is a COVER version. Enough said.
> From The Dead Heart site (http://www.deadheart.co.uk/):
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