zondag 14 december 2008

Merry Christmas

I wish you a happy end of the year. Listen to the beach Boys Christmas album and add the SOT 3-disk to it. Here are the links.


In addition, here's a christmas track from one of my favourite bands, Belle and Sebastian. It's "O come O come Emmanuel" from the "It's a cool cool christmas" compilation. Enjoy !


woensdag 5 november 2008

Triffids live in Amsterdam 9 June 1989

As promised another Triffids concert. I taped this from a Belgian radio broadcast. Not the complete set but great nevertheless. Enjoy !

1. Too Hot To Move, Too Hot To Think
2. Goodbye Little Boy
3. Property Is Condemned
4. Personal Things
5. Trick Of The Light
6. Unmade Love
7. What Goes On
8. Spinning Top Song
9. Fairytale Love
10. Billy (incomplete)


vrijdag 31 oktober 2008

I'm almost dawn

You will have noticed a lack of updates. These are busy times.

Here you get "I'm almost dawn" a track written by David Mc Comb and James Patterson which is part of the "Darlinghurst demos" by Champagne Love Garden, the name of a James Patterson project.

Next month I'll put up another Triffids concert.


vrijdag 26 september 2008

Spanish blue

Just noticed I hadn't uploaded this Triffids single yet, so here you go. It's the A and B sides Spanish Blue and Twisted brain.


woensdag 10 september 2008

Underground Lovers - Takes you back

1. Takes you back
2. Undone
3. A town called Presley
4. I waited to see you


maandag 1 september 2008

spector mix


zondag 31 augustus 2008


EP from 1995 by the Underground Lovers.

1. Beautiful world
2. Wonderful things
3. Terrific and free
4. Splendid she said


dinsdag 19 augustus 2008

Family name

This track from Dungeon tapes is to my knowledge the only one that appeared on CD, on the Inner city sound compilation. Here you get that CD version. A very great track that shows the need of (at least) a CD compilation of the cassette tapes the Triffids made in their early days.

Fans will note that the first lines of the song were re-used in Personal things.


Underground Lovers - Your eyes

1. Your eyes (Shaggy mix)
2. Your eyes (Scooby mix)
3. I'll be your mirror
4. Alien
5. In a memory


zondag 10 augustus 2008

Triffids live in Amsterdam - 7 december 1987

This is the first Triffids concert I got, taped from Belgian or Dutch radio (can't remember which one) on a BASF 90 min cassette. Not the complete concert though, just 14 tracks, but it's all I have. It was the last concert of that tour.


1. Wide Open Road
2. Property Is Condemned
3. In The Pines
4. Suntrapper
5. Trick Of The Light
6. Hometown Farewell Kiss
7. Bury Me Deep In Love
8. Raining Pleasure
9. Jerdacuttup Man
10. Kelly's Blues
11. Keep Your Eyes On The Hole
12. Rosevel
13. I'm a lonesome hobo
14. How Could I Help But Love You?

woensdag 6 augustus 2008

Triffids live in London

London April 1989 Shaw Theatre
1. Too Hot To Move
2. A trick Of The Light
3. Goodbye Little Boy
4. The Spinning Top Song
5. Jerdacuttup Man
6. Lonely Stretch
7. I'm Beginning To See The Light
8. Fairytale Love


I got it from this great blog : http://stripedsunlight.blogspot.com/. Check it out !

maandag 4 augustus 2008

Underground Lovers - Get to notice

By request, here you find the OOP first album by the Undies.


1. Get to notice
2. Yes I do
3. She draws circles
4. Girl afraid
5. Persistence
6. Wasted
7. Looking for rain
8. Sleep
9. Lick the boot
10. My american accent

donderdag 3 juli 2008

Blackeyed susan

Jonathan Alley did a one hour special (on Australian radio station RRR) on Dave's post- Triffids work.

You can stream it here : http://www.rrr.org.au/archive.php?archive=audio

Guests were Phil Kakulas and Bill McDonald.

In the show he did a cross fade of Blackeyed susan from the demo version on Black Swan disc 2 to the regular version from the album.

I made a litle mp3 containing a short introduction and an interview with Phil Kakulas and the new "mix" of Blackeyed susan. You can find it here :


By the way, this will be the only post for July. Enjoy your holidays !

maandag 30 juni 2008

Brian Wilson presents smile instrumentals

Here I present to you 4 instrumental tracks from the vinyl version of BWPS.

It's Heroes & villains, Cabin essence, On a holiday and wind chimes.

Enjoy !


maandag 23 juni 2008

Cold feeling - Underground Lovers

Underground Lovers were an Australian hidden treasure for me for a long time. I heard from them on the Triffids forums and collected most of their material.

Cold feeling is the 6th studio album and has a lot of electronica on it. And pedal steel by Graham Lee ! A great album that now is out of print.


maandag 16 juni 2008

Can't wait


maandag 2 juni 2008

Triffids - Field of glass

The Field of glass EP was one of the first recordings by the Triffids I bought. Actually, it's three songs from the first Peel session. Now you can find it in full glory again on the Beautiful waste and other songs CD.

Did you know that they actually remixed FOG for the record ? Well then, now you can verify this as I have here the original Peel session version as broadcasted on the radio. Enjoy !


maandag 26 mei 2008

Triffids third peel session

Unlike the previous sessions, this one has never been officially issued.

1. Kelly's blues
2. Wide open road
3. Kathy knows
4. Keep your eyes on the hole


zondag 18 mei 2008

Paul Kelly - Raining pleasure

This is from the promo of Paul Kelly's latest offering.

"On September 20th, 2007 Paul Kelly performed at The Empire Theatre in Toowoomba, Queensland in front of an adoring crowd. The show took place at the tail end of Paul's 6 week national theatre tour in support of the album "Stolen Apples" where he performed his latest album in its entirety before playing some of his most loved songs during the second half of the show.

The show was filmed by Melbourne's Renegade Films and directed by Paul Drane. After several months of mixing and editing under the watchful eye of PK himself, "Live Apples: Stolen Apples Performed Live in its Entirety Plus 16 More Songs" is ready to see the light of day.

As the title suggests, this 2 hour show includes Paul's latest gold selling album 'Stolen Apples' performed from stat to finish and a selection of other classic songs spanning his entire career such as: 'To Her Door', 'Deeper Water', 'Dumb Things', 'Sweet Guy', 'Before Too Long' and 'Careless'."

This promo doesn't mention the excellent cover (with New Buffalo) of Raining pleasure. You can listen to it here : http://rapidshare.com/files/115968650/14_Raining_pleasure.mp3

Mike Love - Looking back with love

Argantonio asked for this one. I see that it's available on the legendary masked summer blog. Grab it while you can : http://legendarymaskedsummer.blogspot.com/2008/05/formula.html

And saves me the upload.

woensdag 14 mei 2008

Busy busy busy

I haven't posted in a while because I'm so busy I haven't got much time to upload stuff. I'm nog giving up yet, but posts will be more irregular than they used to be.

As my time is limited, feel free to request some stuff and if I have it, it will be handled first.

And for BB fans who haven't noticed it yet, Jakob (Lightman) is posting tons of stuff on his re-opened blog. Go there !

dinsdag 29 april 2008

Triffids tribute in Hasselt

This is the concert of 23 June 2006, the first of the short tribute in Hasselt (two shows) and Amsterdam (posted already earlier).
1. Too hot to move
2. Trick of the light
3. Place in the sun
4. Good fortune rose
5. Raining pleasure
6. Jerdacuttup man
7. Go home Eddie
8. Goodbye little boy
9. Property is condemned
10. "Handsome Steve Miller" speech
11. Personal things
12. Life of crime
13. Lonely stretch
14. Stolen property
15. Tender is the night (the long fidelity)
16. Once a day
17. Field of glass
18. I kept my eye on you
19. Wide open road
20. Bury me deep in love
21. Fairytale love

tracks 1-11 : http://rapidshare.com/files/111443064/triffids23-6-06p1.rar
tracks 12-21 : http://rapidshare.com/files/111468854/triffids23-6-06p2.rar

maandag 21 april 2008

Smiling in Liverpool

This is Brian performing Smile in Liverpool on 7 March 2004. I got this from the Project Smile group. It was posted as wav files, here you can get it in mp3 at 256.


dinsdag 15 april 2008

yet another version of Raining pleasure

This time by Charles Jenkins from Aussie band Icecream Hands. Enjoy !


maandag 7 april 2008

Triffids live on Blah Blah Blah

This is a recording of a TV show in Australia in 1985 with a live performance by the Triffids. Enjoy !

1. Bury me deep in love
2. Interview with Andrew Denton
3. Trick of the light
4. Hometown farewell kiss
5. Kelly's blues
6. Once a day


donderdag 3 april 2008

David Westlake

David Westlake (maybe known to you from the band the Servants) recorded a 6 track LP in 1987, assisted by Luke Haines (guitar and piano), known from The Auteurs and his humble self, and by Marty and Alsy (The Triffids rhythm section).

This has been re-issued on cd but seems to be unavailable. I have ripped my vinyl copy.

I like this record with VU oriented pop very much.

1. The Word Around Town
2. Dream Come True
3. Rings On Her Fingers
4. Everlasting
5. She Grew And She Grew
6. Talk Like That


woensdag 26 maart 2008

Triffids - beyond the southern cross

Beyond the southern cross is a 2 LP collection of tracks by young Australian bands (1979-1984), on which the Triffids appear with two tracks recorded April 1983 in the Dream Studios : MGM and My baby thinks she's a train.

You can get these tracks here.


dinsdag 25 maart 2008

That lucky old sun

These appear to be studio demos of the forthcoming (?) album by Brian Wilson. I liked it very much.
Presented to you as flac-files. Enjoy !



edit : if you prefer mp3's, go here : http://doyoulikeworms.blogspot.com/2008/04/that-lucky-old-sun-demos.html

David McComb - Clear out my mind

This is the second single from Love of will.

1. Clear out my mind
2. Song of no return
3. Lullaby
4. Casino light
5. White nights / Born this way


donderdag 20 maart 2008

BB - Smile !

Here you get the grooveblaster mix !


woensdag 12 maart 2008

Raining pleasure

This is the version by the Paradise Motel, as released on their EP Some deaths take forever (limited to 2.000 copies). Apparently, their live version was a cracker and this version was regarded as a disappointment. If anyone has it, please feel free to share.

I think you shouldn't see this version as a real cover as it became something very different from the original.


maandag 10 maart 2008

Chad's tree - Sunday's bells

from the perfect travelling companion cassette. Great track. Enjoy !


maandag 3 maart 2008

Jackson Code - The things you need (single)

This is the final Jackson Code posting. Enjoy.

I will see what to do next. There are so many BB blogs around now that there isn't much that I have and is not posted elsewhere.

I still have some Triffids thingies and some related stuff. I will see what to do with it. If you have any suggestions, please let me know.

1. The things you need
2. Let me down easy
3. Hold your head high
4. Yesterday's here
5. Kathleen


donderdag 28 februari 2008

Chad's tree - sweet jesus blue eyes

This is the 12" combining the singles sweet jesus blue eyes and crush the lily. Enjoy !

1. Sweet Jesus Blue Eyes
2. To the highest bidder
3. Crush the lily
4. Toll for Josephine


Mike Love - Unleash the love

By request this unreleased album. What shall I say. It is not great and maybe should stay unreleased. But judge for yourself.

1. Unleash The Love
2. Cool Head
3. Anything For You
4. Happy Birthday
5. Pisces Brothers
6. Everyone’s In Love With You
7. 10,000 Years
8. Glow Crescent Glow
9. Daybreak
10. Too Cruel
11. Brian’s Back
12. I Don’t Wanna Know
13. Love Foundation
14. Only One World

part 1 : http://www.mediafire.com/?tk1f0tjqige
part 2 : http://rapidshare.com/files/94731890/Unleash_the_love.part2.rar

vrijdag 22 februari 2008

triffids - next re-issues

Domino has announced 7 April as the release date for the next re-issues. I laid my hands on the 3 (promo) cd's.

"Beautiful waste and other songs" consists of :
- Raining pleasure mini album
- Lawson Square Infirmary mini album
- Field of glass EP
- Wide open road 12 " exclusive B-sides
- Beautiful waste

"Treeless plain" has the original album plus an interview and live takes from JJJ.

"The black swan" is a double CD and the real treat to me. The first consists of the original album with the B-sides to Goodbye little boy and Falling over you mixed in between, plus the surprise "Jack's hole", sung by Jill and unknown to me, as well as a studio version of How could I help but love you. The second CD has demo versions of most Black Swan tracks, plus some demos of songs that are unknown to me.

In the rar file you will find a live version of Hell of a summer and Jack's hole, encoded at only 128 as you should all buy these albums.


woensdag 20 februari 2008

Chad's tree - Stroller in the attic

Great non-album single by Chad's tree.

1. Stroller in the attic
2. The orchard


dinsdag 19 februari 2008

Chad's tree - Kerosene

This is the second and final album by Chad's tree. Ripped from my vinyl version that I recently obtained. Enjoy !

1. Take Away Their Blue
2. Crossing Of The Miles
3. Of The Clay
4. North To South
5. The Flood Johanna
6. [Untitled]
7. There's A Turn
8. Rosebed Baby
9. Mercy How The Paths Getting Darker
10. Pale Messenger
11. Come Thursday Midnight


maandag 18 februari 2008

Triffids - Lonely stretch

This is some kind of a rarity I suppose. Taken from a cassette called "The perfect travelling companion" here you will find The Triffids performing Lonely stretch live "at the Red Parrot".


woensdag 13 februari 2008

Jackson Code - The second greatest story ever told

This is a 2cd compilation. First CD consists of tracks from the four studio albums (you can find these in earlier posts), the second disk is full of rarities.

(1) She's got you
(2) The polka dot song
(3) What's that burning?
(4) I'll let you down
(5) Just how dark are your nights?
(6) Jessica's tree
(7) Yesterday's coffee
(8) Who cares anyway?
(9) You are my skin
(10) Slow cookin'
(11) Nail it (you better get your voodoo right)
(12) Crawfish
(13) Helpless
(14) Blue valentines
(15) Silks and roses
(16) Flaming star


dinsdag 12 februari 2008

Pacific Ocean Blue

So this will soon be re-issued with lots of bonus material including the Bambu album (for more details look e.g. at Dutchie's blog).
What I have here is a rip of the vinyl, as a teaser and an introduction if you don't know this terrific album.


maandag 11 februari 2008

Jackson Code : Bring yourself home to me

1. Bring yourself home to me
2. Summerwine (Lee Hazlewood cover !)
3. Here I go again
4. The driest season


vrijdag 8 februari 2008

Jackson Code - The things you need

This is the fourth and final regular studio album by the Jackson Code.

1. Bring yourself home to me 3:56
2. Yesterday's Coffee 3:14
3. Who cares anyway ? 2:26
4. Do you feel the pull ? 3:24
5. Any of the above 5:06
6. A line to cross 3:30
7. Unless we throw the scissors out 3:45
8. You've got it all over me 5:31
9. Those lips are no longer mine 3:13
10. The things you need 4:24
11. Consolation prize 3:59
12. Helpless 8:25


donderdag 7 februari 2008

BB - Live in Sacramento disk 2

Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA, August 1st 1964, 2nd show
1. Intro
2. Little Honda
3. Fun, Fun, Fun
4. The Little Old Lady From Pasadena
5. Hushabye
6. Hawaii
7. Let's Go Trippin'
8. The Wanderer
9. Wendy
10. Monster Mash
11. Surfer Girl
12. Be True To Your School
13. Graduation Day
14. Surfin' USA
15. Don't Back Down
16. Don't Worry Baby
17. I Get Around
18. Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow
Bonus Tracks
19. Fun, Fun, Fun
20. I Get Around
21. The Little Old Lady From Pasadena
22. The Little Old Lady From Pasadena
23. Fun, Fun, Fun
24. Hawaii
25. Johnny B. Goode
26. Johnny B. Goode
27. Honda '55'
28. Honda '55'



Jackson code - Poison Berries

This is a CD single by the Jackson Code.

Tracks are :
1. Poison Berries
2. Keep yourself for yourself
3. What's that burning
4. Dumb Tourist
5. Kerosene


maandag 4 februari 2008

Jackson Code - Draggin' the river

Third album by the Jackson Code. Enjoy.

1. Till our teeth got sore
2. The shiver waiting to crawl up my spine
3. Who's watching who
4. Blood and bones
5. A blessing for one is a curse for another
6. Poison berries
7. Nail it
8. Everybody's got something to lose
9. Let them hang
10. Her's fell upon me
11. I snuck up on you
12. All this damage reminds me of you


P.S. : this is the 100th post.

BB - Live in Sacramento disk 1

Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA, August 1st 1964, 1st show
1. Intro
2. Little Honda
3. Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow
4. The Little Old Lady From Pasadena
5. Hushabye
6. Hawaii
7. Let's Go Trippin'
8. The Wanderer
9. Surfer Girl
10. Monster Mash
11. Be True To Your School
12. Graduation Day
13. Surfin' USA
14. Don't Back Down
15. Don't Worry Baby
16. Wendy
17. I Get Around
18. Fun, Fun, Fun
Concert Rehearsals
19. Louie Louie
20. Little Honda
21. Surfin' USA
22. Wendy
23. Wendy
24. Wendy
25. Don't Worry Baby
26. Little Honda
27. Little Honda
28. Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow
29. Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow
30. The Little Old Lady From Pasadena-Don't Back Down



vrijdag 1 februari 2008

Triffids in Sydney - third part

Here you find the third part of tracks Steve recorded of the Friday show. I just copy/paste his comments on the Triffids forum.

"Here's the rest of the tracks I recorded of the Friday show. Sorry for sound quality on many of them. They are bundled up in a RAR file. Tracks are In The Pines (Rob Snarski)/Hell Of A Summer (Rob Snarski)/Life Of Crime (Mark Snarski)/Wide Open Road (Steve Kilbey)/Trick Of The Light (Toby Martin)/Spanish Blue (Toby Martin)/Tender Is The Night (Jill Birt)/Property Is Condemned (Steve Kilbey)/Fairytale Love (Graham Lee).


Trivia - the woman laughing during Handsome Steve's intros is Judith Lucy."

donderdag 31 januari 2008

Chad's tree - Buckle in the rail

A few posts earlier I kindly asked for some Chad's tree and Steve (Weasel from the Triffids forum) was so kind as to send me a link for the Buckle in the rail LP.

Sure I like to share this link with you. Other Chad's tree stuff will follow later on !


A1 Sweet Jesus Blue Eyes
A2 Heatwater Train
A3 The Magician
A4 Entangled Vines
A5 The 31st Lie
B1 Tread Softly
B2 Carve It In Wood
B3 The Vintage Of St Helen's
B4 On My Blind Side
B5 Calendar

woensdag 30 januari 2008

Jackson Code - Strange Cargo

1. Paris Bay
2. Sophie's Torch Song
3. Angel Of Uncertain Times
4. What's That Burning?
5. Trap The Light
6. Doesn't She Look Beautiful Tonight?
7. Pull The Heart Out Of The Night
8. 'Til The Last Diamond Falls
9. Lucifer's Polka
10. Butchersville
11. Strange Cargo

Mark Snarski - Vocals and Guitars
Kenny Davis Jnr - Piano Accordion, Organ & Keyboards
Jason Kain - Slide, Acoustic & Electric Guitar
Kathy Wemyss - Vocals & Trumpet
Barry Turnbull - Bass
Mark Dawson - Drums & Percussion
Amanda Pearson - Vocals on track 1
Glad Reed - Trombone
Nick Elliot - Tenor Sax
Mark Townsend - Tuba
Sarah Peet - Cello
Rudi Crivici - Viola
Romano Crivici - Viola

Produced by The Jackson Code
Engineered by Guy Dickerson
Recorded at Megaphon Studios Sydney
Mixed by Tom Colley at The Vault


maandag 28 januari 2008

David McComb - The Message

This is Dave's first solo single, Dave's "disco" song.

The first 4 tracks of the rar-file are the complete CD-single. The 5th track is the 12" exclusive KSDS Club mix, ripped from my vinyl.

1. The message (KSDS mix)
2. The message
3. Song of no return
4. I've heard things turn out this way
5. The message (KSDS Club mix)


BB - Leggo my ego 3

Sessions Part Two:
1. Sloop John B
2. Sloop John B
3. Sloop John B
4. Sloop John B
5. Sloop John B
6. God Only Knows
7. God Only Knows
8. God Only Knows
9. God Only Knows
10. Hang On To Your Ego
11. Hang On To Your Ego
12. Here Today
13. Here Today
14. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
15. Caroline, No
16. Caroline, No
17. Medley Mr. Sandman-The Syncopated Clock-The Chipmunk Song-God Only Knows
18. Brian Raps About L.A. Smog


BB - Leggo my ego 2

Sessions Part One:
1. Wouldn't It Be Nice
2. Wouldn't It Be Nice
3. Wouldn't It Be Nice
4. Wouldn't It Be Nice
5. Wouldn't It Be Nice
6. Wouldn't It Be Nice
7. You Still Believe In Me
8. You Still Believe In Me
9. You Still Believe In Me
10. You Still Believe In Me
11. You Still Believe In Me
12. Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder
13. I'm Waiting For The Day
14. Let's Go Away For Awhile
15. Let's Go Away For Awhile
16. Let's Go Away For Awhile


"las Blackeyed Susans" en La Mascara

Ari asked for this EP, released in 1998, so here it is.

1. To Skin A Man
2. Oh Yeah, Oh Yeah, Oh No
3. Come Ride With Me
4. No Direction Home
5. Be My Medicine


zondag 27 januari 2008

BB - Leggo my ego

This is disk 1 one of a 3CD-set. I will upload the other two later.

Part One: The Alternate Pet Sounds Album
1. Wouldn't It Be Nice
2. You Still Believe In Me
3. That's Not Me
4. Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
5. I'm Waiting For The Day
6. Let's Go Away For Awhile
7. Sloop John B
8. God Only Knows
9. Hang On To Your Ego
10. Here Today
11. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
12. Caroline, No
Part Two: Instrumental Pet Sounds
13. Wouldn't It Be Nice
14. You Still Believe In Me
15. Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
16. I'm Waiting For The Day
17. Sloop John B
18. God Only Knows
19. Hang On To Your Ego
20. Here Today
21. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times


vrijdag 25 januari 2008

Hoodoo Club reunion

A one time affair at the M.O.D. in Hasselt Belgium on the 9th of February and absolutely free ! Read more about it for example here : http://www.deben.be/wp/?p=37(in Dutch) or here : http://thetriffids.com/forum/index.php?topic=1840.0.

Hoodoo Club is the band lead by Harald Vanherf, a genuine Triffids fan and singer of Property is condemned on the Hasselt and Amsterdam concerts in June 2006.

Here you will find their only full album "... A just temporary loss of masculinity" from 1997.

1.I know
3.The cash song
4.Beercans & spoons
5.The hissing lawns
6.Way down south
7.Dear Beth
8.Voodoo street
9.Locksmith' blues
10.Sad thing
11.Nothing is good enough
12.The weirdo walks


You can still buy this album second hand if you want CD quality, for example here : http://www.amazon.com/Just-Temporary-Loss-Hoodoo-Club/dp/B00000B8SA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1201252625&sr=8-2, and read that review by "a customer".

I don't have their EP Jugstories, so if anyone has, feel free to upload.

donderdag 24 januari 2008

The Jackson Code

The Sydney gigs made me listen to some of my Jackson Code cd's, Mark Snarski's former band.

Here you will find "Del Musical Del mismo nombre" their debut album. If there's enough interest, I can post some more Jackson Code. And if anybody could upload some Chad's tree stuff (Rob en Mark Snarski's earlier band), I'd be very pleased 'cos I haven't got anything by them.


1. Joe's Flame (Mark Snarski) (3:40 m:s)
2. It's Been Too Long (Mark Snarski) (4:13 m:s)
3. Kerosene (Mark Snarski) (3:11 m:s)
4. Bringer Of Light (Mark Snarski) (4:04 m:s)
5. Hotel Stationery (Mark Snarski) (2:39 m:s)
6. Time To Heal (Mark Snarski) (1:36 m:s)
7. Strange Lullaby (Mark Snarski) (3:30 m:s)
8. Hold On Tight (Mark Snarski) (4:34 m:s)
9. Setting Johnny Free (Mark Snarski) (4:18 m:s)
10. Blame The Weather (Mark Snarski) (4:07 m:s)
11. Don't Let The Flame Race Near The Water (Mark Snarski) (4:27 m:s)
12. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (H Martin/R Blane) (1:21 m:s)

Mark Snarski - Vocals, Guitars, Piano
Kenny Davis Jnr - Piano Accordion, Organ, Keyboards & B. Vocals
Jason Kain - Acoustic & Electric Guitar
Kathy Wemyss - Vocals, Trumpet, Piano
Barry Turnbull - Bass
Mark Dawson - Drums & Percussion
Amanda Pearson - Vocals on track 12
Glad Reed - Trombone
Bevan Reed - Baritone Saxophone
Richard Armstrong - harmonica

Technical Details:
Produced by The Jackson Code
Recorded at United Sydney Sound Recording Studio

woensdag 23 januari 2008

Sydney last Friday part 2

Weasel posted some other stuff on the Triffids forum and you can digest the following live tracks here now :

Place in the sun (vocal Alsy) - Stolen property (vocal Steve Kilbey) - intro + Too hot to move (vocal Graham) - Raining pleasure (vocal Jill) - Red pony (vocal Rob Snarski) - Leaning/The good life never ends (blackeyed susans).

Thanks again to Weasel


This is the full setlist of Friday, according to the info on the triffids forum (i was not there, unfortunately)

No Desire – Youth Group
Tuscan street retirement village – Youth Group
Intro – Sir Steve Miller
Too Hot to Move, Too Hot to Think - GL
Place in the Sun - AM
Tarrilup Bridge - JB
In the Pines - RS
Hell of a Summer - RS
The Seabirds - MH
Setting You Free - MH
Bury Me Deep in Love - MS
Suntrapper - MS
Life of Crime - MS
John McComb - on David
This One Eats Souls - RS
A Curse on You - RS
Leaning - RS
The Good Life never ends - RS
Red Pony - RS
Embedded – MO & CA
I Want to Conquer You - MO
Raining Pleasure - JB
Stolen Property - SK
Lonely Stretch - SK
Wide Open Road - SK
Trick of the Light - TM
Personal Things - TM
Spanish Blue - TM
Goodbye Little Boy - JB
Jerdacuttup Man - GL
Save What You Can - TM
Tender is the Night - JB
Property is Condemned – SK
Fairytale Love - GL

dinsdag 22 januari 2008

Triffids in Sydney - a secret in the shape of a song

There's very lively activity on the Triffids forum on the concerts that were played last week in Sydney with various guest singers. Steve (Weasel) also posted four mp3's of live performances on last Friday. Read about it here : http://thetriffids.com/forum/index.php?topic=1487.225.

For your convenience and with Weasel's approval, I compressed the four mp3's into one file, which you can find here. It's The Triffids with Melanie Oxley (I want to conquer you), with Toby Martin (Personal things), with Mark Snarski (Suntrapper) and with Mick Harvey (The seabirds).


zondag 20 januari 2008

BB-Keepin' the summer alive bonus

Little girl -Da doo ron ron - Oh Darlin' (Brian vocal) - Goin' to the beach - Merry Minuet (live) - Be my baby - River deep mountain high - Why don't they let us fall in love - My solution (alt) - Shortning bread (alt)- Stevie - Walking on water - I thank you (live) - Back in the USSR (live) - Runaway (live) - Rocking all over the world (live) - California dreaming (alt) - The Boogie's back in town (live)


donderdag 17 januari 2008

A secret in the shape of a song

The remaining triffids are doing tribute concerts to David McComb in Australia. Read what this is doing to Steve Kilbey : http://stevekilbey.blogspot.com/2008/01/just-aphorism-for-every-occaision.html.

Phil Wilson

After the split of June Brides, Phil Wilson did a c/w single Waiting for a change (B-side : Even Now) in 1987 with Triffids Graham Lee, Martyn Casey and Alsy Mc Donald as "studio musicians". Apparently, Bill Drummond brought them together. You can get these tracks here.

maandag 14 januari 2008

Mark Eric

This is a Midsummer's day dream, Marc Eric Malmborg's "lost" album from the late sixties, heavily inspired by the Beach Boys and Jan and Dean.
This one has been re-issued on cd with 8 bonus tracks. Here you find the original album tracks only.
1. California Home
2. Move With the Dawn
3. Laura's Changing
4. Where Do the Girls of Summer Go?
5. I'd Like to Talk to You
6. Take Me With You
7. Night of the Lions
8. Don't Cry Over Me
9. We Live So Fast
10. Sad Is the Way That I Feel
11. Just Passing By
12. Lynn's Baby


donderdag 10 januari 2008

Triffids early singles

You can buy a nice package of the 5 early singles with a download code from Domino Records. All tracks have been remastered.

As an introduction, here is the remastered version of Place in the sun (Reverie version).


dinsdag 8 januari 2008

BB - Smile Millennium edition

1. Our prayer
2. Heroes and villains (barnyard suite)
3. Child is father of the man
4. Wonderful
5. With me tonight
6. Do you like worms
7. The old master painter
8. Cabinessence
9. Good vibration
10. Vega-tables
11. Wind Chimes
12. Elemental suite
13. Vega-tables (reprise)
14. Surf's up



maandag 7 januari 2008

Setting you free

First Love of will single, with four non-album B-sides. "I've heard things turn out this way" also appears on the The Message CD single.

Tracks are :
1. Setting you free
2. Home for fallen angels
3. You've got a funny way of showing you love me
4. My friend sleep
5. I've heard things turn out this way


vrijdag 4 januari 2008

Triffids 3PBS Live concert 1984

This is a stunning live performance by the Triffids, with quite some rare tracks. What a way to start the year !

Tracks are :
1. This boy
2. Everybody has to eat
3. Embedded
4. Personal things
5. Mercy
6. Pleasure slide
7. Monkey on my back
8. Field of glass
9. Native bride
10. Dear miss lonely hearts
11. Jesus calling
12. Satisfied mind
13. Jack Frost
14. Ain't no sunshine
15. Property is condemned


woensdag 2 januari 2008

BB - Light Album (L.A.) bonus

Tracks are : It's a beautiful day 45 edit - California feeling - Santa Ana Winds ver 1 - Looking down the coast Monterey - Country pie (live) - Here where we are - I'm begging you please demo - A little something edit - Almost summer - Calendar girl (edit) - Skatetown USA - Why didn't I tell you - Angel come home live - Good timin' live


New year's greetings

I've got a little place to myself up on Stony Ridge
I got it made in the shade
I sleep in the afternoon
Leave my bed unmade
No-one breathing down my neck, black coffee and a shave
I whistle a little of whatever AM radio plays
As for letters and provisions...
Well it's a long walk to the corner shop
In the January heat, it's a big decision
To either think of you, or not

I send you a New Year's Kiss
And I hope you will remember me like this

I got two good arms, one bent leg,
One weekly social security cheque
I can make an honest dollar, but to be quite honest
I can't keep track of where it went
I've got a good black dog, so I don't need a phone
He can smell bad weather coming in his old dog bones
I don't need no Eyewitness News, no Seven Eleven
No Southern Fried Chicken, no Man from Prudential
To give me good times on easy terms
No Eyewitness News

And in the evening when the skyline is cut in two
By a figure resembling you
Wet matches won't light, and I double take
Wind shudders to a halt, main roads are washed out
And all around, as far as the night can see
Is just the gaping lack of you and me

I hear you're riding a new horse in the sun
Sure hope those Sydney shoeshine boys don't take you for a run
I still want you back, when it's all said and done

Let the sky roll back/Let the ground give way
The wind has turned around/The seasons upside down
To either think of you/Or not
To either think of you/Or not