Redneck Wonderland

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Redneck Wonderland
Studio album by Midnight Oil
Released 3 November 1998
Recorded 1997 - 1998
Genre Alternative rock
Length 47:01
Label Sprint Music / Columbia Records
Producer Warne Livesey / Magoo / Midnight Oil
Midnight Oil chronology
20,000 Watt R.S.L.
(1997)
Redneck Wonderland
(1998)
The Real Thing
(2000)

Redneck Wonderland is an album by Midnight Oil that was released in 1998 under the Columbia Records label. The title of the album was inspired by a wall graffiti, a picture of which can be seen in the promotional Oil Rag Vol. VI issued along with album release.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Pitchfork Media (7.5/10.0)[1]
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

Standard
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Redneck Wonderland"   Hirst, Moginie 3:08
2. "Concrete"   Garrett, Hirst, Moginie 4:12
3. "Cemetery In My Mind"   Garrett, Hirst, Moginie 3:57
4. "Comfortable Place on the Couch"   Hirst, Moginie 4:08
5. "Safety Chain Blues"   Garrett, Moginie 4:21
6. "Return to Sender"   Moginie 3:31
7. "Blot"   Garrett, Hirst, Moginie 3:24
8. "The Great Gibber Plain"   Hirst, Moginie 4:38
9. "Seeing Is Believing"   Garrett, Hirst, Moginie 4:28
10. "White Skin Black Heart"   Garrett, Hirst, Moginie 4:01
11. "What Goes On"   Hirst, Moginie 3:00
12. "Drop in the Ocean"   Moginie 4:13


Writing credits sourced from APRA WebWorks search engine, November 2009.[3]

Song notes[edit]

  • "Concrete" originally performed as "Free My Soul;" known to be played on 20,000 Watt R.S.L. tour.[4]
  • "Cemetery in My Mind" known to be played on 20,000 Watt R.S.L. tour.
  • "Comfortable Place on the Couch" originally performed as "Haulaway;" known to be played on 20,000 Watt R.S.L. tour.[4]
  • "Safety Chain Blues" originally performed as "Warm Babies;" known to be played on 20,000 Watt R.S.L. tour.[4]
  • "Return to Sender", "The Great Gibber Plain", "Seeing is Believing" and "Drop in the Ocean" may not have been performed live.
  • "Blot" known to be played on 20,000 Watt R.S.L. tour. (video of 22 November 1997 performance)
  • "White Skin Black Heart" & "What Goes On" both first released on 20,000 Watt R.S.L.; known to be played on 20,000 Watt R.S.L. tour.

The tour[edit]

The tour is noted for the use of a wheel featuring the titles of 64 Midnight Oil tracks. Most tracks from Redneck Wonderland were not played after the tour ended; the title track was generally the only song played, often as the opening track to shows on the Capricornia tour. The track was later placed elsewhere in the set list; "Concrete" and "Comfortable Place on the Couch" occasionally reappeared.

Personnel[edit]

Midnight Oil[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Jeremy Smith (of H&C) - French horn
  • Helen Mountford - cello
  • Hope Csutoros - violin

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