The Triffids

Perth 1978-1989

Discography

Albums

Triffids 1st                      1978   12   Produced by The Triffids

MC        AUS

Triffids 2nd                      1978   10   Produced by The Triffids

MC        AUS

Triffids 3rd                      1979   11   Produced by The Triffids

MC        AUS

Triffids 4th                      1979   16   Produced by The Triffids

MC        AUS

Tape 5                            1980   14   Produced by The Triffids

MC        AUS

Triffids 6th                      1981   15   Produced by The Triffids

MC        AUS

Stand Up                          1981    2

Single    AUS   Shake Some Action

Reverie                           1982    4   Produced by Tim Lambert

EP        AUS   Resonant REZ 011 13198

Spanish Blue                      1982    2   Produced by Les Karski

Single    AUS   No Records 13314
          AUS   White K8889 (re-issue)

Bad Timing and Other Stories      1983    4   Produced by Robert Ash

EP        AUS   White K9003

Dungeon Tape                      1983   17   Produced by Paul Bolger

MC        AUS   N/A (only sold at shows)

Treeless Plain                    1983   12   Produced by The Triffids

CD        AUS   White MUSH32421.2 (issued 1995)
          UK    Domino REWIGCD23 (remastered re-issue 2008, 6 extra live tracks)

LP        AUS   Hot Records HOT 1003
          UK    Hot/Carter HOT 1003 (issued 1986?)

MC        AUS   Hot Records HOTT 1003

Beautiful Waste                   1984    2   Produced by The Triffids

Single    AUS   Hot Records HOT 707

Raining Pleasure                  1984    7   Produced by The Triffids and Nick Mainsbridge

Mini-LP   AUS   Hot Records MINIHOT 1
          UK    Hot/Carter MINIHOT 1 (issued 1986?, insert)

Mini-MC   AUS   Hot Records MINIHOTT 1

Field 0f Glass                    1985    3   Produced by Mark Radcliffe

EP        AUS   Hot Records 12007
          UK    Hot (different cover)

You Don't Miss Your Water         1985    3   Produced by The Triffids

Single    AUS   Hot Records HEP-726 (7")
          UK    Hot/Rough Trade HOT 12 26 (4 tracks, added "Beautiful Waste", 12", also as Limited Edition Aquablue vinyl)

Born Sandy Devotional             1986   10   Produced by Gil Norton with The Triffids

CD        AUS   White D38521
          AUS   Mushroom D19457 (re-issue 1995, Mushroom Midprice Masters)
          AUS   Mushroom MUSH32417.2
          AUS   Liberation Blue BLUE1355 (remastered re-issue 2006, 9 extra tracks)
          EUR   Mushroom
          UK    Domino REWIGCD24 (remastered re-issue 2006, 9 extra tracks, limited edition with additional booklet)

LP        AUS   Hot Records HOTLP 1023
          AUS   White L38521 (re-issue)
          UK    Hot/Carter HOT 1023

Love In Bright Landscapes         1986   10

CD        AUS   White Hot CD38674 (issued 1990, 3 extra tracks)
          AUS   White D19481 (re-issue 1994, 3 extra tracks)
          AUS   White MUSH32420.2 (re-issue 199?, 3 extra tracks)
          JAP   Megadisc MCD 7973 (extra tracks?)

LP        AUS   White Hot
          JAP   Megadisc MD 7973

In The Pines                      1986   13   Produced by Bruce Callaway and David McComb

CD        AUS   Mushroom D19480
          AUS   Mushroom MUSH32419.2
          AUS   Liberation Blue BLUE1362 (remastered re-issue 2007, 5 extra tracks)
          EUR   Mushroom 74321 26824 2 (issued 1994)
          UK    Domino REWIGCD25 (remastered re-issue 2007, 5 extra tracks)

LP        AUS   Hot Records HOTLP 1028
          AUS   White L38718 (re-issue)
          UK    Hot/Carter HOT 1028

MC        AUS   White C38718

The Peel Sessions (5/5/85)        1987    3

Mini-CD   USA   Strange Fruit DEI 8340-2

Mini-LP   UK    Strange Fruit SFPS 036

Calenture                         1987   12   Produced by Gil Norton

CD        AUS   Mushroom D19458 (Mushroom Midprice Masters)
          AUS   Mushroom MUSH32418.2
          AUS   Liberation Blue BLUE1372 (remastered re-issue 2007, 5 extra tracks, bonus disc with alternate recordings)
          UK    Island CID 9885
          UK    Domino REWIGCD26 (remastered re-issue 2007, 5 extra tracks, bonus disc with alternate recordings)

LP        AUS   White L38824
          UK    Island ILPS 9885

MC        UK    Island ICT 9885

Son of Dungeon Tape               1988   16

MC        AUS   N/A (only sold at shows)

Jack Brabham                      1988   29

MC        AUS   N/A (only sold at shows, limited to 50 copies)

The Black Swan                    1989   13   Produced by Stephen Street and David McComb

CD        AUS   White D30057
          AUS   Mushroom MUSH32422.2 (re-issue)
          UK    Island CID 9928
          UK    Domino REWIGCD27 (remastered re-issue 2008, 5 extra tracks, bonus disc with demo recordings)

LP        AUS   White L30057
          UK    Island ILPS 9928

MC        AUS   White C30057
          UK    Island ICT 9928

Stockholm                         1990   12   Produced by Lars Aldman

CD        AUS   White D30231
          AUS   Mushroom MUSH32423.2
          SWE   MNW MNWCDX9

LP        AUS   White L30231
          SWE   MNW MNWX9

Australian Melodrama              1994   19

CD        AUS   White D31182
          AUS   Mushroom MUSH32424.2
          EUR   Mushroom

MC        AUS   Mushroom

Beautiful Waste and other songs   2008   19

CD        UK    Domino REWIGCD28 (remastered; "Raining Pleasure", "Lawson Square Infirmary" and "Field of Glass"))

Contribution to album

Live At The Wireless               1983
Beyond The Southern Cross          1984
The Perfect Travelling Companion   1985
Hometown Farewell Kiss
Til Things Are Brighter            1988

Members

Akers Will (b) 1980-1982 The Real Dreamers, The Family, The Holy Rollers, Gary Meadows Syndrome, Charlotte's Web, Self Righteous Brothers, The Blackeyed Susans, costar
Birt Jill (k,v) 1983-1989 Precious Title
Casey Martin (b) 1982-1989 The Nobodies, Lawson Square Infirmary, Bottomlessn Schooners of Old, The Blackeyed Susans, The Bad Seeds, Grinderman
Cromack Simon (perc) 1982-1983 ---
Gillard Margret (k) 1979-1982 ---
Kakulas Phil (g,v) 1978-1979 The Blackeyed Susans, Martha's Vineyard
Lee Graham (g,pd st,lap-steel,v) 1985-1989
MacDonald Alsy (d,perc,v) 1978-1980,1982-1989 Dalsy, Lawson Square Infirmary, The Blackeyed Susans
McComb David (v,g,p,b) 1978-1989
McComb Robert (viol,g,k,perc,bv) 1979-1989 Lawson Square Infirmary, David McComb and The Red Ponies
Peters Mark (d) 1980-1981 The Nobodies
Sinclair Byron (b) 1978-1979,1982 Eric and The Ions, Real Dreamers
Yates Jill (k) 1982 Teenie Weenys

Sources of information: Triffids Discography by Morten Skjefte, Sound Affects #24, Stefan Warnqvist, Vince Simonetti, Triffids Belgian Homepage, W. Minc Dave McComb Tribute Page
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