Midnight Oil had a tremendous influence on a generation of Australians over the course of around ten years. Although they arguably provided most young Australians at the time with a platform for them to vocalise their rebellious views which were nowhere near as normalised as the rest of society. The band provided hope for so many different types of Australians to have a vehicle which they could express themselves through.
Midnight Oil’s style of music was truly unique at the time. The band provided Australian music fans with a new style of music which they had clearly never been exposed to in the past as was demonstrated by the mass popularity which their music later enjoyed. The music scene at that time was beginning to become very manufactured, and was starting to lessen the old ability of the music scene to provide people with genuine musical uniqueness which could take their musical ability to the next level. Midnight Oil released music which was incredibly unique which helped the band overtake the rest of their musical competitors which allowed the band to go to the next level.
The band were always credited massively by their fans for their down to earth nature. The band was constantly appreciated for their incredibly ability to act as though they were ordinary people when engaging with fans who worshipped them like they were gods. There can be no doubt that this was a monumental factor in the band being so popular amongst the general public due to their unique ability to treat their fans as their equal. In modern day society there can be no question that so much emphasis is now placed onto celebrity’s status, with the money and fame which comes with such an accolade. However, this is where Midnight Oil’s beauty truly is demonstrated as they were able to ignore the fame and act completely normal.
Midnight Oil’s performing abilities were unmatched in the music industry at the time and nobody could compete with the live performances which they were capable of. The loud sounds which were created by the band was truly remarkable and completely took the band to the next level with regards to their fame and their musical status and appreciation of their abilities. The band had an ability to put themselves at the focal point of live music in Australia which was a huge factor in the band being so exceptionally loved in the country.