The Triffids - Born Sandy Devotional


#1

Great fucking record


#2

Agreed


#3

Yeah it’s an absolute gem - one of my favourites ever. Whenever I listen to it these days I have to go through the seabirds about 3 times before I move onto the rest of the album… amazing song.


#4

Some trivia about Born Sandy Devotional: The cover shows an aerial photo of Mandurah taken in the 1950’s, at which time Mandurah was a sleepy resort town south of Perth, the sort of place you would take the caravan and pitch the tent for your summer holiday getaway. These days it’s a major urban centre, one end of the rail network, lots of high-rise apartments and suffering from its fair share of unemployment and petty crime.

Calenture is their other album considered a classic. Also worth checking out is In the Pines, recorded in a shearing shed near Esperance (a LOOOONG way from Perth) and sounding surprisingly professional.


#5

Prefer In The Pines to the rest of their stuff, the DIY production means it’s aged better


#6

Calenture is heaps better


#7

Hey bob, that first fact is taken from Wikipedia, you little tea leaf!


#8

I will now be listening to The Triffids today, and it’s all your fault.

Treeless Plain is also pretty darn great too


#9

Fantastic band - still sad to not have more of Dave’s work around

So hard to pick a best album

Anyway, here’s Chicken Killer


#10

…and who do you think put it on Wikipedia in the first place? :smiley:

Just kidding. It’s common knowledge here in Perth, maybe not so much outside Oz.


#11

The production’s been an issue for me too, especially Calenture.


#12

Production is what makes Calenture special. I love the impossibility of “timelessness” coupled with a production style that you could just about date to a specific month of 1987. Trick of the Light is the pinnacle in this regard.

Without that quintessential mid-80s sound it’s just another instance of “classic” (read: already been done a million times) songwriting.