The Triffids

NOTE: Around 2009, I wrote a bunch of music biographies for Amoeba Music, which was then planning an ambitious project which ultimately never came to fruition. Some of the biographies I wrote about my favorite musical acts did eventually make their way onto Amoeba’s current, scaled back website — although they’re somewhat buried and often … Continue reading The Triffids

David McComb and The Triffids

The late David Richard McComb, best known as lead singer and songwriter in The Triffids, was born 54 years ago today on 17 February 1962. His parents were plastic surgeon Harold McComb and geneticist Athel Hockey. The couple had five boys and lived in an historic home, The Cliffe, in the affluent Peppermint Grove suburb of Perth, Australia. David McComb … Continue reading David McComb and The Triffids

One Album Wonders: Bigstorm

BIGSTORM -- LIVING IN EXILE (1989) Bigstorm were an Australian band comprised of Bjarne Ohlin (Guitar, Vocals), Don Miller-Robinson (Lead Guitar, Bass, Vocals), Huey Benjamin (Drums, Vocals), and Stewart D’Arrietta (Lead Vocals, Keyboards). They released on album, Living in Exile, on WEA in 1989. The members of Bigstorm came from varied backgrounds. Ohlin had appeared … Continue reading One Album Wonders: Bigstorm

One Album Wonders — David McComb’s Love of Will

David McComb is best known for having been the singer of The Triffids, unquestionably one of the greatest rock bands of all time and one that released quite a few albums of their fourteen year existence. As a solo artist, however, McComb recorded just one record, which is the subject of this week's One Album … Continue reading One Album Wonders — David McComb’s Love of Will