|Beginning To See The Light - Shaw Theatre|
The Velvet Underground Song. Comes from the Shaw Theatre 12th April 1989.
Recorded at the Old Melbourne Hotel in Perth 10/03/84 - the Triffids farewell to Perth as they headed over east. An over the top version of a song that is something of an oddity.
From a 1985 Seaview Ballroom show recorded by David Patterson a great version of Hanging Shed. Not sure why this song never re-appeared in set lists in latter days. I would love to have played it.
|Hell Of A Summer|
Hell Of A Summer from Hultsfred Festival in Sweden, 1986. A turning point for us as far as recognition in Scandinavia goes.
|Jesus Calling - ICA 25/04/87|
A rocking version of Jesus Calling from the ICA in '87. I'd forgotten that we used to drag this one out in that era every so often.
A stomping version of possibly one of the bands best cover versions, one that bears very little resemblance to the original. This is from the early eighties at a Sydney pub.
|Night Life - Shenton Park Hotel '84|
Dave was a Willie Nelson fan well before it was cool and here's a striking version of the Willie classic, Night Life. This is a song Willie is said to have sold for $50 before it became a monstrous hit for Ray Price. He had to be content with a few bucks as opposed to a few cadillacs.
Recorded in 1985 at The Seaview Ballroom by David Patterson from the audience, here's a song that I'm told Jill sang from time to time. This version is Dave however.
|Old Ghost Rider - JJJ '83|
Live on 2JJJ 1983
|Pale Blue Eyes T&C 1987|
At the Town and Country. If there's a better version of this song anywhere I'd like to hear it. Adam Peters joining us on cello.
|Property_Is_Condemned - Seaview Ballroom|
I was asked recently about this 1985 show and was mildly scolded because I couldn't remember playing at such a momentous show at an iconic Melbourne venue. The answer is simple enough, I wasn't there. I had to go back to Sydney probably to play with my friend John Kennedy. I hadn't joined The Triffids yet .
Anyway, great version of Property with Margaret Labi on backing vocals.
|Reverie - '82|
Reverie taken from a 1982 show at Players in Paddington Green, Sydney. It's a little rough and ready on the audio side but brings me a smile.
This song stuck around in various guises for quite a while. This is from 1983 live at Players nightclub in Sydney.
Live at Players, Paddington Green, October '83. A live track from a very productive period, the band sounding tight as ever.