|EP by Midnight Oil|
|Released||26 November 1985|
September 1985Paradise Studios, Darlinghurst
|Genre||Rock, pub rock|
|Label||Sprint / Columbia|
|Producer||Midnight Oil, Francois Kevorkian|
|Midnight Oil chronology|
Species Deceases is an extended play by Australian rock music group, Midnight Oil, which was released on 26 November 1985 under the CBS record label. Species Deceases debuted at No. 1 on the Australian Kent Music Report Singles Chart for six weeks from December 1985 to January 1986. It was the first Australian single and/or EP to reach the number-one spot on its chart appearance and spent a total of six weeks at the top (from December 1985 to January 1986). It remains Midnight Oil's only No. 1 on the national singles chart.
On 26 November 1985, Australian rock music group, Midnight Oil, released a four-track extended play, Species Deceases. At the time Midnight Oil consisted of Peter Garrett on lead vocals and harmonica; Peter Gifford on bass guitar and backing vocals; Rob Hirst on drums and backing vocals; Jim Moginie on lead guitar and keyboards; and Martin Rotsey on lead guitar. It was produced with Francois Kevorkian at Paradise Studios, Darlinghurst for Sprint Music and distributed by the CBS/Columbia label.
According to Australian musicologist, Ian McFarlane, Species Deceases, with the track "Hercules", featured "a stripped-back pub-rock sound. In terms of sheer sonic firepower, it was one of the band's hardest hitting works".
A line from the song "Blossom and Blood" appeared in the message that got flashed on infected computers by the worm WANK.
|3.||"Blossom and Blood"||4:35|
- Midnight Oil members
- Peter Garrett – lead vocals, harmonica
- Peter Gifford – bass guitar, backing vocals
- Rob Hirst – drums, backing vocals
- Jim Moginie – lead guitar, keyboards
- Martin Rotsey – lead guitar
- Production work
- Producer – Midnight Oil, Francois Kevorkian
- Engineer – David Price
- Assistant – Tom Colley
- Mixer – David Price, Midnight Oil
- Studio – Paradise Studios, Darlinghurst
- Art work
- Artwork concept – Midnight Oil, Philip Ellett
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