We are presenting our musical interlude feature today in the hope that it might provide those of you who are driving over the long holiday weekend some new listening ideas. One summer in the 1990s, I spent the better part of a month in New Mexico. My Santa Fe friends had picked up the “Baka” CD by the Australian group Outback. It became our road music. Even though they had plenty of other disks, we wound up playing it virtually non-stop on our treks.
Sadly, Outback lasted only four years and produced two CDs, the aforementioned Baka and and Dance the Devil Away. I bet you’ll love the didgeridoo.
My CDs are still in moving boxes,1 and oddly the Outback songs that are on YouTube are seldom named. Some fave tracks, first from Outback:
And three from Dance the Devil Away:
1 I dutifully copied most of my music onto my hard disk before I moved to Oz in 2002-2004. After I returned to NYC, a techie managed to wipe the files. I was too bummed to repeat the exercise.