Synopsis by Forrest Spencer
The Australian musical group Midnight Oil are known for their political activism over such issues as oppression, environment endangerment, discrimination, and poverty, and they use rock & roll as a platform to increase the awareness of the world's problems and the alleged perpetrators. Prior to their album release of Blue Sky Mining, Midnight Oil performed a concert on May 30, 1990, on the back of a flatbed truck outside of Exxon's Manhattan's offices in protest of the near-catastrophic oil spill off the Alaskan coast. This video features six songs performed at this protest concert, and also contains interviews with the band members, a conceptual clip of the song "King of the Mountain," and other documentary footage.
activism, band [music group], concert, group, protest, songs