Monday, October 24, 2011

The Triffids - Brisbane Powerhouse

Here's a gig I've been waiting a long time for.
I saw the Triffids back in the day,
it was a magical concert complete with a bubble machine.
Something I haven't seen since.
Truly one of the greatest bands to come out of this
country. I've heard a couple of recordings of the
Secret in the shape of a song performances
which celebrated the music and the memory of
David McComb and it appears this reformation
gig is in the same vein.
I have my tickets so be quick!

THU 24 NOV 2011
The songs of David McComb (17/02/62 - 02/02/99)

"The Triffids are one of Australia's best-loved bands, regularly making the top ten of both critics' and music fans' lists of the best Australian albums of all time. It is over thirty years since David McComb’s haunting music and lyrics inspired a generation of Australian songwriters.

The five remaining members of The Triffids with a select group of friends celebrate the music and the memory of David McComb In a very rare stage performance at The Powerhouse on Thursday 24th November. This two and a half hour performance will showcase the extraordinary songwriting genius of David McComb, from early gems such as ‘Stand Up’, recognised classics like ‘Wide Open Road’ and ‘Bury Me Deep In Love’, through to exclusive renditions of unreleased works from McComb’s later years. The Triffids and friends will sing these songs and many more in a performance devoted to the memory of a quintessentially Australian life in art and music that continues to be played out on the international stage. It's the least they could do for their friend and brother and his many fans around the world.

Hosted by David's good friend and longtime tour manager Handsome Steve Miller, accompanied by some of the original slideshows employed by the band, interspersed with readings from McComb’s prose, poetry and wickedly funny letters and postcards, played and sung by his bandmates and a select cast of friends and admirers, McComb’s legacy will touch hearts again as profoundly as ever.

This will be a long, long night of song that no-one wants to end............

Duration 2 1/2hrs, no interval


Stan Lee said...

It's a cracking show! Oh and Handsome Steve's intro is so good you'd think he was channeling Patti Smith circa Horses.