Maria Muldar - Midnight At The Oasis

AllMusic reviewer Matthew Greenwald describes the song as "so sensual and evocative that it was probably one of the most replayed records of the era and also may be responsible for the most pregnancies from a record during the mid-'70s". Some of the lyrics are doubtlessly suggestive (such as: "let's slip off to a sand dune ... and kick up a little dust"; "you won't need no camel ... when I take you for a ride"; "cactus is our friend ... he'll point out the way"), but the tone is playful throughout.

The song features a 1970s-defining instrumental bridge, particularly memorable for the guitar work of Amos Garrett.

The lyric "Cactus is our friend" is used several times in the song, but cacti are actually New World plants, native to North America, South America and the West Indies, and are not naturally found on the Arabian Peninsula.

In 2008 Muldaur recalled that she wanted to add the song to her album as an "afterthought" at the last minute. She has acknowledged that people do approach her at her concerts or events and claim that, because of this song, sexual encounters, such as loss of virginity and pregnancy, have ensued.


By: ratsass (5722.10)

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