maandag 17 december 2007


No, not the American powerpop/hardrock (?) band, but an album issued in 1972 on Motown. I bought this on vinyl about 25 years ago in Maastricht for 1 Dutch guilder (about 0,5 $) thinking I could do no wrong with such little amount of money. And well, I did no wrong ! This album is full of wonderful melodic songs. There are two members : Bob Barron and (lead singer) Carl Silva.

I assume this has never been released on cd, so I ripped it from the LP. I can't find much info on this album on the internet. Maybe some of you guys know more ? And tell me if you like it as much as I do.

P.S. Merry Christmas to you all ! If you are interested, you can still find the Beach Boys Christmas sessions in my earlier postings. And the previous post also contains some christmas tracks. See you next year !

BB - M.I.U. bonus

Tracks are : Our team - How's about a little bit of your sweet lovin' - lady lynda (1st version) - life is for the living - everybody wants to live - it's over now - deep purple - it's trying to say - lines - still I dream of it - new england waltz - california feeling (feat rocky & spring) - airplane (live) - go and get that girl - alone on christmas day - santa's on his way - I saw mommy kissing santa claus - christmas medley

dinsdag 11 december 2007

Triffids - Goodbye little boy

This was the first single from the black swan, here presented with the three extra tracks on the cd-single.

Note that this version is different from the black swan version : it was remixed by Stephen Street and the lyrics were censored (Jill is so damn tired instead of so fu*in' tired). Must admit that I prefer the album version.

1. Goodbye little boy
2. Go home Eddie
3. Shell of the man
4. You minus me

BB - Instrumental smile

Some can't get enough of it. Here's instrumental smile.

donderdag 6 december 2007

The Man

The Man is an album by Bill Drummond (The KLF, The justified ancients of Mu Mu)released in 1986. He was assisted by members from Voice of the beehive and The Triffids : Allan Macdonald on Drums, Robert McComb on Guitar, violin, Graham Lee on Pedal steel guitar, Martyn Casey on Bull fiddle and Jill Birt on Hammond organ.

Tracks are :
1. True To The Trail
2. Ballad For A Sex God
3. Julian Cope Is Dead
4. I Want That Girl
5. Going Back
6. Queen Of The South
7. I Believe In Rock And Roll
8. Married Man
9. I'm The King Of Joy
10. Son Of A Preacher Man
11. Such A Parcel Of Rogues In A Nation

It is now out of print.

maandag 3 december 2007

Dj Mic Luv Smile

Yet another Smile mix. Enjoy this one.

Tracks are :
1. our prayer
2. wind chimes
3. do you like worms
4. heroes and villains
5. the old master painter
6. child is father of the man
7. cabin essence
8. good vibrations
9. wonderful
10. I'm in great shape
11. vega-tables
12. the elements
13. surf's up

woensdag 28 november 2007

Black sun demos

This one is a real treat for you Triffheads. Some demos by the Blackeyed Susans with Dave as lead singer.
Four tracks would later appear on his solo album (Love of will) and "White nights" as a B-side to "Clear out my mind". Enjoy !

1. White nights
2. Lifelike
3. I want to conquer you
4. Deep in a dream
5. I'm setting you free

dinsdag 27 november 2007

Smile - Fast Eddie reconstruction

mix with only original material. Enjoy.

zondag 25 november 2007

Day of my ascension

On the Triffids forum, people are pretty pleased about the result of Australian elections. You can read about it here :

I don't know much about Australian politics, so I won't say anything about it.

As the topic on the Triffids forum is called "on the day of my ascension", I thought to let you hear a cover version of the song The day of my ascension (originally from Love of will, Dave's only solo album). This one is from "sans soleil", a covers/demos album by Victor Krummenacher, maybe known to you from Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker. FYI, the pressing of "sans soleil" is limited to 500 copies. Enjoy it !

vrijdag 23 november 2007

Spin the bottle karaoke !

The first pressing of Blackeyed Susans' Spin the bottle album, released in 1997, contained an extra disk with a karaoke version. You can grab the karaoke disk here. Tracks are :

Spin The Wheel (Kakulas)
I Am A Singer (Kakulas)
Everything I Touch (Kakulas/Box)
Smokin’ Johnny Cash (Kakulas/Snarski/Dawson)
Bottle Of Red (Kakulas)
Blue Skies, Blue Sea (Kakulas/Snarski)
Untitled (Kakulas)
You’re My Thrill (Gorney/Clare)
Sweeter Deal (Box/Snarski/Kakulas)
Look Away (Kakulas/Luscome/Snarski)
You’re A Good Doctor (Kakulas/Snarski/Halstead)

woensdag 21 november 2007

Beach Boys - Anne Wallace Smile

This one of the older Smile mixes. Great mix !

Blackeyed Susans Trio : Hard Liquor Soft Music

This is Hard Liquor, Soft Music, a cassette album by The Blackeyed Susans Trio. Tracks are :

Bird On A Wire (Cohen) – 04:10
Summer Leaves (Kelly) – 03:30
Life Has Its Little Ups And Downs (Rich) – 03:32
Lost Highway (Payne) – 03:10
Trouble (Kakulas/Rollinson) – 03:29
20/20 Vision (Allison/Estes) – 03:21
Happiness (Appel) – 03:40
Lonesome Town (Knight) – 03:23
Delta Dawn (Collins/Harvey) – 02:45
Ocean Of You (McComb) – 03:23
One Day At A Time – 02:41
In The Pines (McComb) – 03:06

maandag 19 november 2007


This song by David McComb can be found on the Rob Snarski/Dan Luscombe album "There is nothing here that belongs to you".

woensdag 14 november 2007

Evil Feelings

The lyrics of this song are by David McComb. Can be found on the Matt Walker/Ashley Davies album "Soul Witness". This came out in 2003 on the W. Minc label.

maandag 12 november 2007

Mok's smile

Another exquisite smile mix.

maandag 5 november 2007

BB - Stack o' vocals

A compilation with (almost) no instruments.

Tracks are :
1) All summer long
2) Wendy
3) Hushabye
4) When I grow up
5) California girls
6) Surfer girl
7) Kiss me baby
8) Wouldn't it be nice
9) You still believe in me
10) That's not me
11) Don't talk
12) I'm waiting for the day
13) Sloop John B
14) God only knows
15) I know there's an answer
16) Here today
17) I just wasn't made for these times
18) Caroline No
19) Can't wait too long
20) I went to sleep
21) Add some music
22) Forever
23) Your imagination
24) South American
25) PT Cruiser
26) Break away
27) Cotton fields (single version, a capella)

Bury me deep in love

Kylie version

dinsdag 30 oktober 2007

Frontier Scouts : a fact unknown

Frontier Scouts was one of the bands led by Andrew Wilson. This one has got David McComb on feedback (sic).

maandag 29 oktober 2007

BB - 15 Big Ones bonus

Tracks are : Sea cruise - Shake rattle & roll - Michael, row the boat ashore - Honkin' down the highway (alt) - Don't worry baby - On broadway - Running bear and little white dove - Mony, Mony - Short skirts - Come go with me (ver 1) - Carl's song - Ten years harmony - Brian's back (ver 1) - Carl interview + rock'n roll music

maandag 22 oktober 2007

Re-issue of old Triffids singles

You can now order your copy of a Triffids singles set at !

As a further introduction, you can get the Bad timing and other stories EP here :

dinsdag 16 oktober 2007

Triffids Cover story 1986

A show by the Triffids doing covers only in Melbourne.

1. ring of fire
2. sympathy for the devil
3. the big country
4. walk on the water
5. femme fatale
6. you're no good
7. LA International airport
8. Theme from Gilligan's island
9. 96 tears
10. Knock on wood
11. Spooky
12. Do you love me
13. Can't help falling in love
14. Wild horses
15. Inside your heart
16. Pale blue eyes

Andrew Wilson & Associates

This is the 12" EP by Andrew Wilson & associates released in 1987. Group members contain Robert McComb and Julian Wu.

No Connection to that other Wilson.

maandag 15 oktober 2007

In the key of Dee

Someone who calls him/her self Bullion did this to Pet Sounds.

woensdag 10 oktober 2007

Acuff's rose : Never coming down

It took me some time to lay my hands on this great country inspired album by Australian band Acuff's rose. Graham Lee (pedal steel) and Robert McComb (violin) are guest musicians, and David McComb plays lead guitar on Bitter angel.

maandag 8 oktober 2007

Carl & the passions : so tough bonus

Tracks are : Carl & the passions and pet sounds promo 2 - Wonderful (live) - Long promised road (live) - Won't you tell me - Awake demo - Silly walls demo - Register to vote promo spots - Wild honey (live) - I've got a friend (live) - Radio Veronica jingle - TM - Carl & the passions and pet sounds promo 1 - Quad symphony - Surf's up (alt version)

woensdag 3 oktober 2007

Triffids - Reverie

This is the first EP by the Triffids. Contains an early version of Place in the sun, that would later appear on Treeless plain.

maandag 1 oktober 2007

BB - friends - 20/20 bonus

Tracks are : Walk on by (mono) - Old folks at home Ol' man river - we're together again (mono) - Sail plane song - Can't wait too long (long edit) - Oh yeah ! - A time to live in dreams - Fig plucker - Mona Kanau

Triffids - Raining pleasure

I was asked by James Paterson, who is writing the booklet notes for the Raining pleasure re-issue, to up this one as he currently isn't able to listen to vinyl.

Way back, I copied my vinyl to Cd in order to listen to it in my car. At the time, I did not know how to create separate tracks, so I had two long tracks with the A and B side of the record. I decided to leave it that way for this post, as I believe that is the way one should listen to vinyl.

Tracks are : Jesus Calling / Embedded / St James Infirmary // Everybody Has To Eat / Ballad of Jack Frost / Property is Condemned / Raining Pleasure

People who want to know more about James Paterson could start here :

donderdag 27 september 2007

Triffids first single

Here is the Triffids' first single Stand up and its B-side Farmers never visit nightclubs.

BB - Smiley Smile / Wild Honey bonus

Tracks are : With a little help from my friends - The letter (mono) - Lonely days - Cool cool water (early version) - Hawthorne Blvd (live) - Gettin' hungry (live) - Heroes and villains (live) - Country air (live) - How she boogalooed it (live) - Wild honey (live).

Enjoy !

dinsdag 25 september 2007

Triffids - Peel session 2

The triffids visited John Peel three times in their career. The first Peel session resulted in the fantastic Field of Glass EP. The 2nd peel session, which you can find here, contains three tracks also to be found on Born Sandy Devotional. The cover above is of the CD-issue. The vinyl cover is different.
The 3rd peel session was never officially issued and I don't have a copy of that performance.

Tracks are : Life of crime, Chicken killer and Lonely stretch. Enjoy !

Glenn Mercer - Sunday Morning

One small sidestep. Glenn Mercer, formerly of The Feelies, has issued a new CD this year, called wheels in motion. Buy it !Very recommended. Here, you can get the download only bonus track : Sunday morning, of course a cover.

maandag 24 september 2007

Beach Boys - Holland bonus

Tracks are : Holland radio promo spot - We got love - Carry me home - Out in the country (edit) - Hard times (edit) - Shortenin' bread (early version) - River song (alt mix) - Good timin' (early version) - Battle hymn of the republic (edit) - Rollin' up to heaven (edit)

vrijdag 21 september 2007

Triffids Stockholm

By request, the OOP live album Stockholm. All songs recorded live in Stockholm for The Bommen Show on Swedish National Radio in 1989. I ripped this from my CD. Maybe not the perfect live album (we're waiting what Domino records will have to offer) but still very good of course. Enjoy.

1. Property Is Condemned
2. Hell of a Summer
3. Personal Things
4. Raining Pleasure
5. Lonely Stretch
6. Sure the Girl I Love
7. Wide Open Road
8. Keep Your Eyes on the Hole
9. In the Pines
10. Billy
11. I Am a Lonesome Hobo
12. How Could I Help But Love You ?

donderdag 20 september 2007

BB - sunflower bonus

16 tracks are in the zip-file: San Miguel, Celebrate the news, Loop de loop, Breakaway, Rock'n roll woman (live), Slip on through (alt track), I'm going your way (edit), Cotton fields (stereo 45 mix), Walkin' (edit), Games two can play, Soulful old man sunshine, Add some music (alt lyrics), Back home (1970 version), I just got my pay, Carnival, Our sweet love.

woensdag 19 september 2007

Triffids - Wide open road 12 "

Taken from my vinyl : Wide open road - Time of weakness - dear miss lonely hearts - native bride. Enjoy !

dinsdag 18 september 2007

BB - surf's up bonus

These could fit as bonus tracks to Surf's up. Tracks are : Fourth of july, Barbara, Big sur (early version), HELP is on the way, Sound of free, Lady, Seasons in the sun, My solution (edit), It's a new day, Searchin (live with grateful dead), Okie from Muskogee (live '71), Your song (live), 'til I die (alternate mix)

triffids - you don't miss your water

This is from my aquablue vinyl, released in 1985.

Tracks are :
1. You don't miss your water till your well runs dry
2. Convent walls
3. Beautiful waste (earlier released as a single A-side)
4. You don't miss your water instrumental

vrijdag 14 september 2007

Alternate love you

Another set by the beach boys with alternate takes etc. Enjoy.

dinsdag 11 september 2007

Beach Boys - Friends outtakes

I found this on the internet not so long ago. Some outtakes from the beautiful Friends album.

Tracks are : busy doin' nothing (alt mix), friends (backing track fragment), friends (backing track fragment), meant for you (backing track), little bird (backing track), wake the world (backing track), time to get alone (backing track), redwood - time to get alone, beach boys - time to get alone (vocals only).

Triffids - Holy water

Third single from Calenture, with three extra tracks : the classics Raining pleasure and Red pony, and "good morning, good morning", as featured on the Sgt. Pepper knew my father tribute album. GMGM does not appear on the Calenture 2CD re-issue.

maandag 10 september 2007

Triffids : as featured in NEIGHBOURS !

In 1989, Bury me deep in love got a second chance of becoming a hit, as it was played in the soap series Neighbours. The CD single (my copy has got a sticker on it with the message "as featured in neighbours") has different B-sides than the original issue : Rent (Pet Shop boys cover) and Into the groove (Madonna cover). These B-sides are not included on the otherwise splendid Calenture 2CD re-issue. Here you find the complete CD-single.

vrijdag 7 september 2007

BB - Vocals only 3

1. She Knows Me Too Well
2. Help Me Rhonda
3. Girl From New York City
4. Amusement Park USA
5. Then I Kissed Her
6. Girl Don´t Tell Me
7. Help Me Rhonda
8. Devoted To You
9. Good Vibrations Demo
10. Heroes And Villains - part 1
11. In The Cantina
12. Do You Like Worms - sessions
13. She´s Goin´Bald
14. Wind chimes
15. Wonderful - backing vocals
16. Wonderful - overdubs
17. Wild Honey
18. I Was Made To Love Her
19. I Was Made To Love Her - insert
20. A Thing Or Two
21. Here Comes The Night
22. The Letter
23. Cool Cool Water
24. You´re So Good To Me - Hawaii rehearsal
25. Help Me Rhonda - Hawaii backing track
26. California Girls - Hawaii backing vocals
27. Surfer Girls - Hawaii backing vocals
28. God Only Knows - Hawaii backing vocals
29. Do It Again - alternative
30. It´s Time - no lead
31. Breakaway - leads only

dinsdag 4 september 2007

BB - Vocals only 2

1. Pamela Jean
2. Fun Fun Fun
3. Girls On The Beach
4. When I Grow Up To Be A Man
5. I´m So Young
6. She Knows Me Too Well
7. Wouldn´t It Be Nice - demo
8. Wouldn´t It Be Nice - backing vocals
9. You Still Believe In Me
10. That´s Not Me
11. I´m Waiting For The Day
12. Sloop John B
13. Here Today
14. I Just Wasn´t Made For These Times
15. God Only Knows
16. Good Vibrations
17. Heroes And Villains
18. Do You Like Worms
19. Bicycle Rider
20. Cabinessence
21. Vegatables
22. Wonderful
23. Wonderful - insert faster
24. Vegatables
25. With Me Tonight
26. Water Chant
27. Darlin´
28. Do It Again
29. I Can Hear Music
30. Time To Get Alone
31. Our Prayer
32. We´re Together Again
33. Walk On By
34. Dom Dom Kingdom
35. Good Timin´
36. Getcha Back

Raining pleasure - zita swoon

Here you find two beautiful covers of the Triffids classic Raining pleasure by Belgian band Zita Swoon : the genuine version on the CD "Band in a box" and an acoustic version that only appears on DVD.
Highly recommended, as is the full Band in a Box album.

maandag 3 september 2007

Beach Boys - Vocals Only 1

1.Surfer Girl
2.Farmer´s Daughter
3.Shut Down
4.Catch a Wave
5.In My Room
7.Surfer´s Rule
8.Your Summer Dream
9.Little Deuce Coupe
10.Ballad Of Old Betsy
11.Be True To Your School
12.Car Crazy Cutie
13. Cherry Cherry Coupe
14.Spirit Of America
15. Custom Machine
16. Our Car Club
17. Little Saint Nick
18. Santa´s Beard
19. Merry Christmas Baby
20. I Do
21. Fun Fun Fun
22. Don´t Worry Baby
23. In The Parking Lot
24. Warmth Of The Sun
25. This Car Of Mine
26. Keep An Eye On Summer
27. Pom Pom Playgirl
28. Loui Loui
29. Ganz Allein
30. All Summer Long
31. Hushabye
32. Wendy
33.Girls On The Beach
34. Drive
35. Don´t Back Down

donderdag 30 augustus 2007

Triffids live München 11 June 1987

This is from a broadcast on German radio.

1. Wide open road
2. Property is condemned
3. Personal things
4. In the pines
5. Hometown farewell kiss
6. Lonely stretch
7. raining pleasure
8. red pony
9. jerdacuttup man
10. field of glass
11. How could I help but love you
12. Stolen property
13. Once a day
14. radio announcer

maandag 27 augustus 2007

David McComb & Adam Peters

Here I present the "I don't need you EP" ripped from vinyl with the following tracks :
1. I Don't Need You
2. Willie The Torch
3. Liberty and a thousand faces
4. I Don't Need You (Baker's Mix)
I heard an interview with Dave in which he claims Willie the torch should have been the A-side, and indeed that one is a killer track. I think I don't need you is rather mediocre (for Dave's standards).
As a bonus I included in the rar-file the David McComb/Adam Peters track on the Leonard Cohen tribute "I'm your fan" : Don't go home with your hard-on.
The sixth song is a cover by Dave of the Johnny Cash classic Country boy, taken from the "'til things are brighter" compilation.
I think you have now got all Dave tracks that appear (only) on compilations, except for "Still alive and well" which can be found on the "Where joy kills sorrow" compilation. You can still buy that compilation here : Just do that, and you will make mr. Graham Lee a happy man.

vrijdag 24 augustus 2007

searching for Triffids rarities

With the 6 early tapes and the dungeon and jack brabham tapes posted here and elsewhere, most Triffids rarities have been posted.
What rarities are you still looking for ? Let me know via the comment section and maybe I or a reader of this blog can help you out.
I will start myself : can anybody provide the third peel session ?

donderdag 23 augustus 2007

Beach Boys - Landlocked

Here you find the vinyl version of Landlocked, the legendary unreleased BB album with some true gems. I like this one very much.

Tracks are :
1. Loop De Loop (Flip Flop Flyin' In An Aeroplane)
2. Susie Cincinnati
3. San Miguel
4. H.E.L.P. Is On The Way
5. Take A Load Off Your Feet
6. Carnival (aka Over The Waves)
7. I Just Got My Pay
8. Sound Of Free
9. Child Of Winter
10. It's About Time
11. Tears In The Morning
12. Good Time
13. Big Sur
14. Fallin' In Love (aka Lady)
15. When Girls Get Together
16. Lookin' At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song)
17. 'Til I Die

Triffids - tape 4

Okay, Here you get tape 4. This makes your collection complete. A link to tapes 1, 2 and 3 can be found in the comments section to tape 5. Enjoy.

maandag 20 augustus 2007

let's smile again

If you still want some, here's a smile compilation.

1 Our Prayer
2Heroes And VillainsPt1
3Heroes And VillainsPt2
4I'm In Great Shape
5Bicycle Rider
7Barnyard Vocal
8He Gives Speeches
9Do You Like Worms
10The Old Master Painter
13Child Is The Father Of The Man
15With Me Tonight
16Good Vibrations
19Wind Chimes
20Mrs OLearys Cow
21I Wanna Be Around Friday Night
22Water Chant
23I Love To Say Da Da
24Surf's Up Part1
25Surf's Up Part2
26You're Welcome
27George Fell Into His French Horn
28Good Vibrations (Tony Asher Lyrics)
29SMiLE Promo Ad
30Brian Wilson Smog Monologue

Triffids - tape 5

Here is tape 5 by the Triffids. Tracklist again above. Enjoy.
P.S. If anyone could help me out with tapes 1, 2 and 3, I'd be a very happy man.
edit : look in the comments section for tapes 1, 2 and 3. And many thanks to baskingshark.
I will post tape 4 on Thursday.

maandag 13 augustus 2007

yet another smile mix

There can't be enough smile mixes in my opinion. This one is called the american expansion.
I will be out until after the week-end, so no more posts until then.

Triffids live in 2006 !

The original band members, of course without David McComb, came to the low lands for three concerts in June 2006. They played two concerts in Hasselt, Belgium (which I attended) and one in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
The main guest singer was Mark Snarski, known from The Jackson code. Belgian Harald Vanherf, maybe known to some of you from The Hoodoo Club or Wicona Airbag, sang Lonely Stretch.

I have audio of these concerts but the sound quality of the Amsterdam concert is by far superior to the Hasselt ones. So here you find the Amsterdam concert of 26 June 2006. The Triffids played the following songs :

1. Too hot to move (vocal Graham Lee)
2. Trick of the light (vocal Graham Lee)
3. Place in the sun (vocal Alsy MacDonald)
4. Goodbye little boy (vocal Jill Birt)
5. Raining pleasure (vocal Jill Birt)
6. Jerdacuttup man (vocal Graham Lee)
7. Property is condemned (vocal Harald Vanherf)
8. Good fortune rose (vocal Jill Birt)
9. Go home Eddie (vocal Graham Lee)
10. Personal things (vocal Mark Snarski)
11. Life of crime (vocal Mark Snarski)
12. Lonely stretch (vocal Mark Snarski)
13. Stolen property (vocal Mark Snarski)
14. Tender is the night-the long fidelity (vocal Jill Birt)
15. Field of glass (vocal Mark Snarski)
16. Bury me deep in love (vocal Mark Snarski)
17. Once a day (vocal Graham Lee)
18. Stand up (vocal Graham Lee)

Triffids - tape 6

In the early days, the Triffids released several tapes. Here you find tape 6. You can find the tracklist above. Enjoy !

Brian Wilson Landylocked

Another unreleased album.

Tracks are as follows.

1. Proud Mary
2. I'm Getting In Over My Head
3. You're Still A Mystery
4. Chain Reaction of Love
5. Soul Searchin'
6. It's Not Easy Being Me
7. Desert Drive
8. Saturday Morning In The City
9. This Song Wants To Sleep With You Tonight
10. Market Place
11. I'm Broke
12. Must Be A Miracle
13. In My Moondreams
14. My Mary Anne
15. Slightly American Music
Bonus Cuts
16. Saturday Morning In The City (l988 Demo)
17. Soulful Old Man Sunshine
18. Out In The Country
19. Back Home Track One
20. Back Home Track Two

donderdag 9 augustus 2007

David McComb in Four Hours Sleep

In 1996, Dave participated in the Four Hours Sleep project which resulted in a CD called More of her. Apparently, only 600 copies were pressed on CD.

Here I present you the two songs in which Dave appears : This song can save you and When I first met you.

woensdag 8 augustus 2007

another smile mix

Smile - the spiritual revolution.

Presented as one track. Hope you like it.

Feel free to post any other mixes you guys and girls might have (e.g. via the comment section). If you didn't know, Linear Zap has a flac version of purple chick smile mix (very recommended) on his site and Warnakey also has various "smiles" posted on his site.

David McComb in Costar

The last band Dave was involved in, is Costar. They never released any songs officially.

In the following link you will find six songs that were recorded in the studio (there were plans of releasing a single or an EP) and the sound quality is excellent. Tracks are :

1. I kept my eye on you
2. Murder in the dark
3. Lucky for some
4. Everything is fixed
5. Devil please
6. The good life never ends

Triffids tapes

Go to the above site for copies of the dungeon tapes (i.e. dungeon tape and son of dungeon tape) and of jack brabham tape.

dinsdag 7 augustus 2007

David McComb in Blackeyed Susans

David McComb has, outside of the Triffids, been active in many ways : solo (with the red ponies), with Adam Peters, in Four Hours Sleep, in Costar, in Blackeyed Susans.
With the latter he sung lead vocals on 4 songs, 3 of which appeared on their first EP "Some births are worse than murders" : Don't call yourself an angel, Enemy mine and Cripple Creek. These tracks can also be found on the CD Welcome Stranger, which combines the first 3 EP's and some extra tracks, including a version of In the pines with Dave on backing vocals.
On their first true album, All souls alive, he sang the Leonard Cohen/Phil Spector cover Memories.

Both Welcome Stranger and All souls alive are very good CD's in a whole, as are all the other Blackeyed Susans albums. You can still find them for sale if you search well on the internet.

Here you find the four Dave sung Blackeyed Susans tracks. Enjoy.

maandag 6 augustus 2007

Magical vegetable mix

I found this Smile mix a while back on the internet.

Enjoy, and don't be afraid to leave comments.

Triffids live from various locations

... and in variable sound quality.

Songs are : Raining pleasure, field of glass, stolen property, plaything, 25 to 5, better off this way, suntrapper, setting you free (david mccomb and the red ponies), raining pleasure (david mccomb and the red ponies.

I haven't heard some of these songs too often live.

vrijdag 3 augustus 2007

a mash up

Which one is the best : pepper or pet ? If you cannot choose, you could go for this one !?
This one will be up here for 7 days only. (deleted)

Brian Wilson - Sweet insanity

Here you find the second version of the rejected second Warner Brothers album :

1. Concert Tonight-Something To Love
2. Water Builds Up
3. Don't Let Her Know
4. I Do
5. Thank You
6. Hotter
7. Spirit Of Rock 'n Roll
8. Rainbow Eyes
9. Love Ya
10. Make A Wish
11. Smart Girls
12. Country Feelin'
Rare B-sides
13. Daddy's Little Girl
14. He Couldn't Get His Poor Body To Move
15. Being With The One You Love
16. In My Car

donderdag 2 augustus 2007

Triffids live in Oslo (1985)

Hey Triffids fans,

here you find three live tracks from the first European tour : Lonely stretch, Jesus calling and Beautiful waste.

woensdag 1 augustus 2007

Triffids Werchter 5 July 1987

Twenty years ago, The Triffids played at the Torhout-Werchter festival in Belgium. I was there !
The last part of the concert was broadcasted on the radio and you can find that one here. Songs are : Stolen property (from Born Sandy Devotional), Ring of fire (Johnny Cash cover, never officially released by the Triffids), How could I help but love you (Aaron Neville cover, also to be found on the Stockholm live cd), Once a day (cover sung by "Evil" Graham Lee from In the pines) and Raining pleasure (from Raining pleasure).

There should be some live performances issued by Domino in the near future. I'm really looking forward to that.

More Christmas sessions


Next you will find the other two Sea of tunes Christmas sessions disks. Enjoy disks 2 and 3!

Meanwhile, let's mention that Linear Zap is posting the other unsurpassed masters on his great blog. Go there !

The Colourfield - sorry + cruel circus

A forgotten classic is Virgins and Philistines by the Colourfield and very expensive if you want a copy on CD. This is one of my favorite records. Below you can find two tracks from the album. This should be re-released !

Pleasure slide

This is from Jack Brabham tape. Pleasure slide is part of what would become Field of Glass, the epic track that can be found on the first Peel sessions EP by the Triffids. Hopefully, FOG is re-issued soon.
Everyone should take a look at for more info on the triffids and the re-issue programme, and for a busload of free mp3's of rare tracks.

Christmas sessions


Here you find the first disk of SOT Christmas sessions. Beach Boys, of course.


Here is one of the songs on the dungeon tapes (by the triffids, of course). Enjoy MGM !

First post


On this blog I will post some stuff of my favorite bands, especially the Triffids and the Beach Boys, but also some other music.