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Midnight Oil: The Only Band That Really Matters

J.D. Considine, Musician, September 1985

THERE'S A TV commercial running on television stations in Sydney that explains a lot about modern-day Australia. The ad is for McDonald's, and seeks to show just how Australian McDonald's is. As a slow pan across Ayers Rock dissolves into a similar view of a Big Mac, we are assured that "prime Aussie beef" and "fresh Tasmanian potatoes" give McDonald's "the best of everything" Down Under.

So much for the vegemite sandwich.

Total word count of piece: 3518


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