10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

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10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
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Studio album by Midnight Oil
Released November 1982
Recorded September 1982
Studio The Town House, London
Genre Rock, new wave, post-punk
Length 45:55
Label Sprint Music / Columbia
Producer Nick Launay & Midnight Oil
Midnight Oil chronology
Place Without A Postcard
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(1982)
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10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 is the fourth album by Midnight Oil that was released on vinyl in 1982 under the Columbia Records label. It peaked at No. 3 on the Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart and remained on the chart for 171 weeks.[1] The album's closing track "Somebody's Trying to Tell Me Something" contains a note held by the group for what seems like an eternity, which would continue into the album's runout groove, and emulated on the CD version for just over 40 seconds. This is an approximation of a locked groove, a gimmick used a number of times on vinyl albums (such as Diamond Dogs and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band) where the ending sound would continue into the runout groove, with which the sound would continue on until the turntable arm was lifted off, or the automatic return on some turntables would kick in. In October 2010, the album was listed in the top 30 in the book, 100 Best Australian Albums with 1987's Diesel and Dust at No. 1.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Outside World" Moginie 4:24
2. "Only the Strong" Hirst, Moginie 4:31
3. "Short Memory" Garrett, Hirst, Moginie 3:52
4. "Read About It" Garrett, Hirst, Moginie 3:52
5. "Scream in Blue" Garrett, Moginie, Rotsey 6:22
6. "US Forces" Garrett, Moginie 4:06
7. "Power and the Passion" Garrett, Hirst, Moginie 5:39
8. "Maralinga" Garrett, Moginie 4:44
9. "Tin Legs and Tin Mines" Garrett, Moginie, Rotsey 4:28
10. "Somebody's Trying to Tell Me Something" Garrett, Gifford, Hirst, Moginie, Rotsey 3:58
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars link
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars link
Robert Christgau C+ link

Personnel[edit]

Midnight Oil

Additional personnel

  • Gary Barnacle – brass (on "Power and the Passion")
  • Peter Thoms – brass (on "Power and the Passion")
  • Luke Tunney – brass (on "Power and the Passion")

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[3] 7× Platinum 490,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

"Scream in Blue"[edit]

"Scream in Blue"
Song by Midnight Oil
from the album 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
Released November 1982 (1982-11)
Length 6:18
Label Sprint / Columbia
Songwriter(s) Peter Garrett, Jim Moginie, Martin Rotsey
Producer(s) 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 track 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.

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

The song was performed on May 18, 2017 at the Vic Theatre in Chicago, IL USA on The Great Circle tour, when the band played 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 in full.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book Ltd. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.  Note: Used for Australian Singles and Albums charting from 1974 until Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) created their own charts in mid-1988. In 1992, Kent back calculated chart positions for 1970–1974.
  2. ^ O'Donnell, John; Creswell, Toby; Mathieson, Craig (October 2010). 100 Best Australian Albums. Prahran, Vic: Hardie Grant Books. ISBN 978-1-74066-955-9. 
  3. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2014 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 31 December 2014.