1. "Beds Are Burning" (Rob Hirst, James Moginie, Peter Garrett)
2. "Put Down That Weapon" (Moginie, Hirst, Garrett)
3. "Dreamworld " (Moginie, Garrett, Hirst)
4. "Arctic World" (Moginie, Garrett)
5. "Warakurna" (Moginie)
6. "The Dead Heart" (Hirst, Moginie, Garrett)
7. "Whoah" (Moginie, Garrett)
8. "Bullroarer" (Hirst, Moginie, Garrett)
9. "Sell My Soul" (Moginie, Garrett)
10. "Sometimes" (Moginie, Garrett, Hirst)
11. "Gunbarrel Highway" (Midnight Oil)
Diesel and Dust is an album by Midnight Oil that was released in 1987 under the CBS record label. The album is a concept album about the struggles of the Australian Aborigines and environmental causes, issues both near and dear to the band, and follows the Black Fella White Fella tour of remote Indigenous communities with the Warumpi Band in 1985. The rhythm of "Beds are Burning" is said to be inspired by the noise of their vehicles' wheels on the corrugated dirt roads in the region.
The track "Gunbarrel Highway" was not included on the United States release of the album. Reportedly, it is because the line "shit falls like rain on a land that is brown" was deemed too strong for U.S. audiences.
In 1989, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it number 13 on their list of the 100 best albums of the 1980s.