|Dear Miss Lonely Hearts|
One of the B-sides of the 12" single Wide Open Road from 1986.
"Look at the blood dear me I must have cut myself, can't for the life of me think how I cut myself."
|Fairytale Love Acoustic version|
Here's a solo acoustic demo done by Dave of the song Fairytale Love. I don't think this has appeared anywhere else. Some slightly different lyrics and, as ever, the final version is lyrically better than this almost there one.
|Get Into The Groove|
I would hope this track would prove as controversial here as it apparently was in Greece in 1988.
|Go Home Eddie - solo demo|
A version of Go Home Eddie recorded solo into a cassette deck sometime in 1987 I guess. A request for James that I thought I might as well share with everyone.
|Jeremy Joy Tape 4|
From Tape 4
I ended up using an earlier version of Jeremy Joy on the 10CD set because it had a certain life to it even though it was quite rough around the edges. You couldn't call this version slick, nor could you accuse it of lacking life. "Don't call us, we'll call you, in fact we'll just ignore you..." It cracks me up every time.
|Kellys Blues ITP out-take|
In The Pines (out-take)
From 1982, features some lyrics Dave used again, much, much later.
This is how Goodbye Little Boy started life. Just Dave and acoustic guitar with an early version of the song before he decided to tailor it for Jill.
|Lonely Stretch - solo demo|
A demo of Lonely Stretch done solo, only one chord...
Dave taped this from the telly. A tune dear to our hearts is interwoven in the masterful tapestry of a Neighbours script.
|Not The Marrying Kind|
Demo of Not The Marrying Kind recorded at the McComb family home in Peppermint Grove sometime in '82.
|Paradise - Tape 4|
Paradise from Tape 4. This one didn't quite make it onto the boxed set but it's presented here for your listening pleasure on Dave's birthday 2013. The band was Dave, Alsy, Rob, Byron Sinclair and Margaret Gillard.
Recorded during the sessions for Stockholm.
What a song...1982 EP lead track, recorded at Mutant Mule Records. Produced by Tim Lambert and engineered by Evan Smiths. Originally released on Resonant Records.
|Somewhere In The Shadows|
From Tape Six I believe. It sounds very like Jill singing with Dave but is Margaret Gillard if I'm not mistaken. Dave liked this song well enough to put it on a compilation cassette he called Early Triffids Songs For Teens And Tycoons
|Spanish Blue from Dungeon Tape|
This is from Dungeon Tape and probably is familiar to quite a few of you. I've cleaned it up a bit.
The first vinyl single from 1981.
A Dave solo demo into a cassette recorder of Stolen Property. Some bits you'll be familiar with, others perhaps not so. This almost made it onto the BSD re-issue as a bonus.
|Surfer Boy In Leather|
From Tape 5.
|The Long Fidelity|
Recorded in 1984, this demo is taken from a London portastudio recording from November, '84. What a song, especially when you hear it in this very raw form and out of its normal context as the closer of BSD. Taken from the Jack Brabham cassette only release (if you can call 50 cassettes a release).
|The Nervous Side Of Town|
This is from Tape Five, a particularly good early Triffids cassette. March/April 1980 with a lineup of David McComb (guitar & vocals), Rob McComb (guitar & violin), Margaret Gillard (keyboards), Bryon Sinclair (bass), Alan MacDonald (drums & vocals). Enjoy.
|The Spinning Top Song|
A demo of Spinning Top Song recorded in Perth in 1988. A little low tech perhaps but you get the idea.
|Too Hot radio version|
From Swedish radio I believe, an acoustic version of Too Hot To Move (too hot to think).
|Too Hot To Move - Dave and Graham|
Just me and Dave from a similar Dutch radio broadcast as Wide Open Road.
|Wide Open Road - acoustic|
Acoustic version from Dutch radio broadcast I think.
|You Minus Me|
I've always liked this song. We recorded a version of it during the Black Swan sessions, late one night after returning from the pub. I played wonky banjo on that version. This is Dave and Phil Kakulas and was recorded in Perth.