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Love in Bright Landscapes
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
This CD is anthology of the finest moments in the recording career of The Triffids, culled from the period 1983-85, during which the group was resident in Perth, Sydney and London. Includes 3 extra tracks 'Embedded', 'Old ... more »
This CD is anthology of the finest moments in the recording career of The Triffids, culled from the period 1983-85, during which the group was resident in Perth, Sydney and London. Includes 3 extra tracks 'Embedded', 'Old Ghostrider' & 'Madeline'. Mushroo
Love, Death, Hate, Disease, and all Other Triffid Things
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Excellent compilation of Triffids songs from their "Treeless Plain" album through their "Field of Glass" EP. The Triffids have so many great songs, some of them didn't even make it to this album ("Beautiful Waste," and their version of "St. James Infirmary" to name two.)This sampler is an excellent place to start investigating this largely overlooked group fronted by the late David McComb. The "hits" just keep on coming: "Property is Condemned," "JesusCalling," "Hell of a Summer," are perhaps the standout tracks. But it's hard to determine which track is the best, because they are all so good: An intelligent blend of intensity, subtlety, keyboards, country, grit, and passionate lyricism. All of these "Americana" practitioners could all learn something from the Triffids - that truly heartfelt music doesn't merely consist of whining and drawling about bad whiskey, a broken heart, or a broken truck, but the feeling goes deeper. Some bands have "it" and some don't. The Triffids had IT. They WERE IT. A REAL band.Sadly unavailable on CD are some of the earlier Triffids singles to include "Being Driven," and the very Kinks-like "MGM". These tracks although quite good showed a formative band in search of a stle that they eventually perfected and is well represented on "Love in Bright Landscapes.""