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 : Dutch) or here :

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 :, 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 :

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 :

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