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2008-07-10 12:00:45

By Tony Sauro, The Record, Stockton, Calif. Jul. 10--Midnight Oil was one of the most consistently compelling and explosive live bands of its era. Maybe ever. The politically charged group from Sydney, Australia, delivered its considerable power and passion in uncompromising, undiluted outbursts, led by the imposing Peter Garrett. A bald, 6-foot-6 manic marionette with a stentorian voice, he persuasively punched the point home at peak volume. Every time. The band, formed in 1971, made...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.