"The Triffids" were an Australian rock band who achieved some international success in the 1980s. Formed in Perth in the late 1970s and disbanded in 1989, their best known songs are "Wide Open Road" and "Bury Me Deep In Love". Their vocalist and principal songwriter was the late David McComb (1962-1999).
The Triffids began in Perth, Western Australia in the late 1970s, partly in response to the punk rock movement. In 1976, David McComb and Allan 'Alsy' MacDonald wrote and performed songs with Phil Kakulas (currently in Blackeyed Susans), Andrew McGowan, Julian Douglas-Smith, and later Byron Sinclair, Will Akers and Margaret Gillard. Originally called Dalsy, they soon became known as Blök Music and then The Triffids. By Christmas 1978 they had released three home-recorded cassette tapes, been through several line-up changes.
They made their way to Sydney, then Melbourne in the early 1980s and released six cassettes. Singles such as "Stand Up", "Spanish Blue" and "Reverie" and an album, ''Treeless Plain'', were released in Australia.
Their line-up stabilised to David McComb (vocals, guitar), his brother Robert McComb (guitar,violin), Jill Birt (keyboar...
|origin||Perth, Western Australia|
|music genre||Rock (music)|
|current members|| David McComb|
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