Sunday, April 17, 2011


The Triffids- "Wide Open Road" Video (1986)

An absolute gem from a sublime and (at least here in the States) ridiculously under-appreciated Australian band. More on the way...

17 comments:

  1. Just let someone who haven't heard of the name Triffids before, to listen to Calenture for one single time, the result is amazing 9 to 10 times.

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  2. ranxerox, I completely agree. I plan to post many Triffids albums in expanded editions in the coming weeks

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  3. i'm listening to a dusty, or is it full of sand, Triffids vinyl right now.There is always a good reason for McCombs voice or something to remind it.

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  4. i was lucky enough to go to school with dave and rob in perth, and saw the triffids hundreds of times from their inception until they packed up and left for london. they were just brilliant. it probably doesn't come across in the records, but they always had a very keen sense of humour. some of my favourite gigs were the nights they played only velvet underground songs, or only elvis songs. check out the website www.thetriffids.com

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  5. Lucky you Bedlam!!
    Old and lonely, dirty and cold...

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  6. One of my favourites and one of the best all time australian bands.

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  7. Easily my favourite song on probably my favourite album of all time.

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  8. bedlam, thank you for the wonderful comment. Although the records are mostly serious, I'm not surprised to hear of their sense of humor. I bet it was incredible to watch them develop over the years. Very sad that Dave passed away R.I.P.

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  9. i have all their records, and a few besides from related bands such as the blackeyed susans etc. and all of kim salmon's stuff as well. perth really was a fertile breeding ground. i really should learn how to upload.

    and ranxerox - i used to live quite near jerdacuttup too!

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  10. I am really looking forward to this series!

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  11. It doesn't get any better than this.

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  12. @bedlam, so we have the honour to meet the real jerdacuttup man? :)

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  13. scurfie, it's not really a series, I just want to upload some of these amazing albums in the coming weeks. They are just as good as what The Church and Go-Betweens were doing in the eighties, but The Triffids never made a ripple here in the states for some reason. It's time to educate my fellow yanks about this band ;)

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  14. well @rankxerox, even though i kinda match the description, alas, no :)

    Jerdacuttup is a very lonely little town on the southern coast of Western Australia, in the middle of nowhere. more tumbleweeds than people. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerdacuttup,_Western_Australia

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  15. for some of David's writing that shows his funny side

    http://www.thetriffids.com/juke.shtml

    http://thetriffids.com/sitefiles/writinga_8.shtml
    http://thetriffids.com/sitefiles/writinga_9.shtml

    http://thetriffids.com/sitefiles/writinga_7.shtml

    Love Of Will is still very much in the doldrums, re-release wise. :-(

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  16. Aaron, thank you for all of these links. Much appreciated!

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