Label: Hot Records - HOT 1003 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Promo, Test Pressing • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Folk Rock, Indie Rock
The Triffids ' first single was released inbut the band's full-length debut, Treeless Plaindidn't emerge until two years later. By then, the group had relocated from Perth to Sydney and solidified its lineup with the addition of Jill Birt keyboards and Martyn Casey bass. Although frontman and principal songwriter David McComb drew on a primarily American rock tradition for inspiration Bob Dylanthe DoorsTelevisionand the Velvet Undergroundthe resulting songs were always inextricably linked to his native Western Australian environment.
Indeed, the title of this album refers to Hell Of A Summer - The Triffids - Treeless Plain Nullarbor "No Tree" Plain, the desolate area the band regularly traversed en route to Perth's nearest significant neighbor, Adelaide -- a hour drive. Comprising material that had been honed in live performance and recorded over a dozen midnight-to-dawn sessions, Treeless Plain underscores the Triffids' knack for blending folk and country with indie rock in a way that anticipated the rise of alt-country in the '90s.
While "A Place in the Sun" and "Rosevel" attest to that dimension of the band's sound, it is best embodied in the majestic "Red Pony," with its hypnotic, mournful strings. McComb 's characteristically dark narratives are also well-represented -- for instance, the bass-heavy groove, syncopated percussion, and stinging guitar of "Hanging Shed" suggesting a more melodic version of the Birthday Party.
The energized, thumping makeover of Dylan 's "I Am a Lonesome Hobo" and the driving "A Hell of a Summer," both featuring McComb 's vocals at their most commanding and resonant, rightfully remained live favorites until the band's demise.
Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Recording Date August, - September, Track Listing.
Red Pony. David McComb. The Triffids. My Baby Thinks She's a Train. I Am a Lonesome Hobo. Bob Dylan. Place in the Sun. Old Ghostrider. Hanging Shed.
Hell of a Summer. Nothing Can Take Your Place. Alsy MacDonald. On the Street Where You Live. Red Pony David McComb. Spotify Amazon. Branded David McComb. Rosevel David McComb. Place in the Sun David McComb. Plaything David McComb. Old Ghostrider David McComb.
Hanging Shed David McComb. Hell of a Summer Honeysuckle Rose - Louis Armstrong And His All-Stars - Satch Plays Fats McComb. Madeline David McComb.
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