Comfortable Place On The Couch: A Midnight Oil Podcast


A Midnight Oil podcast hosted by Darren Foulds and Robin Harbron. In preparation for the Great Circle Tour 2017, Darren and Robin are listening through the entire Midnight Oil catalogue. In each episode, they will dig into an Album and explore the music, lyrics, historical and social content. In addition to each of the Oil's albums, Darren and Robin will discuss some of Midnight Oil's EPs, live albums and video releases.


  • e38 ESM Rarities Pt 2

    e38 ESM Rarities Pt 2

    18/06/2019 Duração: 01h09min

    From Timor to Canada to 1983, it's a second round of Earth and Sun and Moon era bonus material! We listen to KoLele Mai, Land (with friends from Canada and Ireland) and is Nick Launay trying to prank us with Glitch Baby Glitch?

  • e37 Oils Chat: Tarkine

    e37 Oils Chat: Tarkine

    27/05/2019 Duração: 34min

    Been away too long? I just can't wait! Your favourite Canadian Couch jockeys are back with a long overdue Oils Chat! Robin and Darren talk about the newest Oils Original: Tarkine, open the mailbag and just chit-chat for a bit.

  • e36 Earth and Sun and Moon Demos p1

    e36 Earth and Sun and Moon Demos p1

    22/11/2018 Duração: 01h27min

    It's time to listen to ESM era bonus material on the couch as Darren and Robin listen to Wharf Rat, 21st Century Human, Red Indian and Ships of Freedom. And in a stunning twist of events, they can't agree on a favourite track! Maybe you can help!

  • e35 Blue Sky Mining Demos p2

    e35 Blue Sky Mining Demos p2

    28/09/2018 Duração: 01h27min

    Robin and Darren listen to more bonus material from the BSM era: Wreckery Road, The Band Played the Last Melody, You May Not Be Released and the cover of Instant Karma. Can you guess what song they think would be the best addition to BSM?

  • e34 Another Roadside Attraction

    e34 Another Roadside Attraction

    26/07/2018 Duração: 36min

    In this bonus episode, the Couchsitters visit Big Thunder Nordic Centre to celebrate and reminisce on the 25th anniversary of the great Midnight Oil, Tragically Hip touring festival: Another Roadside Attraction. Come and hang out in the majesty of the Ontario wilderness as your hosts talk about school buses, mosh-pits and merchandise tents. This was the first Oils concert the Couchsitters saw, and it was in their home town.

  • e33 Blue Sky Mining Demos p1

    e33 Blue Sky Mining Demos p1

    04/07/2018 Duração: 01h34min

    The Couch Sitters listen to: Doghead, Can’t See Reason, Love Life and Heart is Nowhere, all from the Blue Sky Mining era. And the boys open some lovely packages sent in by listeners and spend about a half hour chatting about mostly Oils related stuff before getting to the tunes.

  • e32 The Early Years

    e32 The Early Years

    09/05/2018 Duração: 01h04min

    Listening to the scant material from Midnight Oils' early years, the Couch-Sitters listen to Moose calls on the Farm, Ghost of the Roadhouse and Peace Love and Understanding.

  • e31 Listener Survey 2017

    e31 Listener Survey 2017

    02/05/2018 Duração: 01h04min

    The Couch-Sitters open up the spreadsheets and crunch the numbers as they analyze the 2017 Listener Survey. It's riveting stuff. As well, they plan the kind of material they want to cover for Series Two of Comfortable Place on the Couch: A Midnight Oil Podcast. And they make some funny noises.

  • e30 Capricornia p3

    e30 Capricornia p3

    05/01/2018 Duração: 01h37min

    Join the Couch-Sitters as they spin the "other side" of Midnight Oil's 2002 CD, Capricornia. In this final episode of the 2017 Comfortable Place on the Couch podcast project, Robin and Darren will trot out old chestnuts such as, King of the Mountain, unsuccessful comparisons with The Beatles and Pete noises. They'll also unnecessarily discuss yodelling and generally outstay their welcome.

  • e29 Capricornia p2

    e29 Capricornia p2

    20/12/2017 Duração: 01h33min

    Join the Couch-Sitters as they spin Midnight Oil's 2002 CD, Capricornia (at least, the first half.) And, so you're aware, Sony got it wrong when they released the album on vinyl, and Robin sets them straight. Listen as Robin and Darren politely disagree over the Back of your hand, wreck a car during Too Much Sunshine, and try to figure out why the crocodile was so sad. Darren rains on plenty of parades and Robin accuses Jim of being a dirty rotten cheat and thief, multiple times.

  • e28 Capricornia p1

    e28 Capricornia p1

    15/12/2017 Duração: 01h06min

    Join the Couch-Sitters as they talk about Midnight Oil's 2002 CD, Capricornia. In an effort to be reasonable, the first episode consists solely of non-song "fluff." Catch up on Business as Usual, get into details of the lead-up to and recording of the album and then (with plenty of warning for those who might not be interested) spend a half-hour or so talking about the Xavier Herbert novel which informed and inspired much of the content of the album. So sit back and enjoy, it's a free ride.

  • e27 Saturday Night at the Capitol

    e27 Saturday Night at the Capitol

    08/12/2017 Duração: 54min

    Join the Couch-Sitters as watch 1982's performance Saturday Night at the Capitol. Yes, it's a bit of a fashion show rundown, but really, with all Pete's costume changes, what did you expect the boys to comment on? The music? Oh yeah, they do a bunch of that too. Bass chorus, organs, flat rack-toms, computery-noises and all the great stuff from this iconic Oils concert!

  • e26 The Real Thing

    e26 The Real Thing

    01/12/2017 Duração: 02h17min

    Join the Couch-Sitters as spin 2000's The Real Thing. Learn why the guys consider this combination of EP and Live album Oil's canon. They'll spend lots of time catching up on business as usual, talking about harmoniums, and close-imonies. Darren tries to give as much credit to Martin as he possibly can and Robin has to correct him more than once when he ascribes Mogenius to Rotsey.

  • e25 Redneck Wonderland p2

    e25 Redneck Wonderland p2

    22/11/2017 Duração: 01h52min

    Join the Couch-Sitters as they finally complete Midnight Oil's 1998 CD, Redneck Wonderland. In the end, Redneck proves to be not as much of an ear-assault as they may have thought it would be. But there are other factors, that Darren and Robin discover, that play into the overall feel of the album. Enjoy the Beatles-esq harmonies and horns, the strum-alongs, glockenspiel and other gentle tones with your Canadian Oils friends.

  • e24 Redneck Wonderland p1

    e24 Redneck Wonderland p1

    24/10/2017 Duração: 01h50min

    Join the Couch-Sitters as they spin Midnight Oil's 1998 CD, Redneck Wonderland. They talk a little bit about the state of Australia in the late 1990s that influenced the sonic and verbal assault that is Redneck. Is this album as aggressive as the Oils get? What about the strummy-strum songs on the disc? And surprise of surprises, they actually get to discussing the songs in this pod, the first four. Warne Livesey and Magoo too.

  • e23 Breathe p3

    e23 Breathe p3

    13/10/2017 Duração: 01h21min

    Join the Couch-Sitters as they finish spinning Midnight Oil's 1996 CD, Breathe. Didn't get enough Malcom and Ringo jokes last episode? Darren and Robin have more! As well, they listen to the Oils most rocking-est song since who-knows-when as well as some of the sweetest tunes they've set to tape. Listen along as they come to their decisions and play The Game. How will Breathe fare against ESM?

  • e22 Breathe p2

    e22 Breathe p2

    06/10/2017 Duração: 01h31min

    Join Darren and Robin on the couch as they spin Midnight Oil's 1996 CD, Breathe. Six songs get the treatment this time, which is almost half. Listen as the Couch-Sitters enjoy the liquid-ESM sounds of the first two tracks and then listen to a couple more before they hear the first acoustic guitar (of note.) Is Emmylou singing uncredited on multiple songs? Does Malcom want to play your instrument? Better not stop for a bathroom break, he might take your place too.

  • e21 Breathe p1

    e21 Breathe p1

    26/09/2017 Duração: 01h04min

    Join Darren and Robin on the couch as they... well, they don't spin Midnight Oil's 1996 Album, Breathe. Not really. Your Couch-Sitters set aside the first podcast dedicated to Breathe to talk about the circumstances behind the making of the album what the band was up to prior to recording, the varied attitudes and reactions to working with producer Malcom Burn and some overall thoughts on the sounds and themes presented on the disc.

  • e19 Earth and Sun and Moon p3

    e19 Earth and Sun and Moon p3

    07/09/2017 Duração: 01h30min

    Join Darren and Robin on the couch as they put away Midnight Oil's 1993 album, Earth and Sun and Moon. Darren exhausts his supply of vinyl Oils albums, Robin changes his mind on how little he dislikes Now or Never Land and the two couch-sitters take some time to tackle the final four songs on a great album. But the big question is, does ESM have what it takes to win "the game" over Diesel or 10-9-8?

  • e20 Great Circle Tour Minneapolis Recap

    e20 Great Circle Tour Minneapolis Recap

    01/09/2017 Duração: 01h26min

    Join Darren and Robin on the couch as they reflect on seeing Midnight Oil play in Minneapolis, on August 28, 2017 as part of the Great Circle Tour 2017. The Couch-Sitters reminisce on six glorious hours in line with some of the best people on the planet, gush over meeting the band and even talk about the concert, the music and the end of the Northern-Hemisphere portion of the Great Circle Tour, aka: the Summer of Oils!

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