Open main menu

Dreamworld (Midnight Oil song)

"Dreamworld" is a single by Australian rock band Midnight Oil from their sixth studio album, Diesel and Dust.

"Dreamworld"
Single by Midnight Oil
from the album Diesel and Dust
Released1987
Format7" vinyl
Songwriter(s)James Moginie
Robert Hirst
Peter Garrett
Producer(s)Warne Livesy, Midnight Oil
Midnight Oil singles chronology
"Put Down That Weapon"
(1987)
"Dreamworld"
(1987)
"Blue Sky Mine"
(1990)
"Put Down That Weapon"
(1987)
"Dreamworld"
(1987)
"Blue Sky Mine"
(1990)

The song laments the loss of much of Queensland's built heritage — including the Cloudland Dance Hall, where Midnight Oil had frequently performed[1] — which was demolished under the then-ruling Joh Bjelke-Petersen state government.[2][3][4] The Dreamworld theme park, which inspired the song's name, is briefly shown in the music video.[5]

European release
  1. "Dreamworld" (Hirst, Moginie, Garrett, Rotsey, Gifford)[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ping Lo (2008-10-20). "Peter Garrett remembers Cloudland". ABC Radio Brisbane.
  2. ^ Radical Times -State-approved Vandalism in Brisbane
  3. ^ Lucy Brook (2012-05-25). "Cloudland: Thanks for the memories". The Australian Ballet.
  4. ^ MILESAGO: Australasian Music & Popular Culture 1964-1975 - CLOUDLAND BALLROOM
  5. ^ Video on YouTube
  6. ^ "Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) search engine". APRA. Archived from the original on 17 May 2007. Retrieved 17 November 2010.

External linksEdit