Midnight Oil's sophmore album release
Petar Vodogaz | Sydney, NSW Australia | 07/02/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I am in the process of tracking down the early albums by one of the best of Australian bands, 'Midnight Oil'. This 1979 sophmore album release 'Head Injuries' is a wonderful showcase album of what midnight oil early on sounded like. There are only 9 tracks and not all the songs are up to par. Some are fillers like 'No Reaction, Stand In Line, Naked Flame and 'Cold Cold Change'. However this CD gives the listener and any fan of Midnight Oil and Peter Garrett a view and a hint of a taste of what this glorious aussie iconic band would become. 'Section 5' would become a early on hit for this band and 'Koala Sprint' is another beautiful sounding song. Peter Garrett has a great sound and his voice clearly dictates the path that the band took. This is a enjoyable early Midnight Oil album is one that fuses Australian sounds with rock sounds to create a Australiana Rock fusion that later aussie artists would build upon."
Everything's Set, Everything's Fine
Jack Baker | LeRoy,IL | 10/06/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This great album from 1979 is intense, passionate, and intelligent. Peter Garrett shouts it out here on the band's second album. Martin Rotsey and Jim Moginie bring an excellent dual guitar assault to this gritty piece of political punk rock. Great anthemic songs like "Stand in Line" share space with the atmospheric piece that closes "Koala Sprint" along with the real cool riffs in "Naked Flame". Drummer Rob Hirst shines on "Profiteers" with a quasi-marching beat and the controlled frenzy of "Section 5(Bus to Bondi)". Midnight Oil would produce more polished albums as the years went on, but more often than not, this is the one I reach for when I've got that revolutionary feeling. Put it on and play it LOUD!"