Scream in Blue (song)

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"Scream in Blue"
Song by Midnight Oil from the album 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
Released 1982
Genre Rock
Length 6:18
Label Columbia Records
Producer Midnight Oil, Nick Launay
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 track listing
  1. Outside World
  2. Only the Strong
  3. Short Memory
  4. Read about It
  5. Scream in Blue
  6. US Forces
  7. Power and the Passion
  8. Maralinga
  9. Tin-legs and Tin Mines
  10. Somebody's Trying to Tell Me Something

"Scream in Blue" is a song by Midnight Oil from their 1982 studio album, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. It is the longest song on the album (by 38 seconds), featuring an extremely esoteric yet also very intense, perhaps somewhat progressive rock-inflected intro - for which the song is probably best remembered - just over two minutes in length. After this, the song becomes very quiet and keyboard-driven, allowing Garrett's vocals to become dominant.

Compilations[edit]

Discounting re-packagings, the song has been featured on no compilations.

Live versions[edit]

The song was performed sporadically throughout the band's history. While on tour for 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 the full song was performed occasionally. At other times, it re-appeared, yet usually as only the intro. An example of this from 1990 can be found on the live album Scream in Blue (which derives its name from this track). Otherwise, no live versions have been officially released.