Beautiful Waste

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"Beautiful Waste"
Single by The Triffids
A-side "Beautiful Waste"
B-side "Property Is Condemned"
Released February 1984
Format 7" vinyl single
Recorded December 1983
Emerald City Studios, Sydney
Genre Folk rock
Length 6:14
Label White Hot / Mushroom
Writer(s) David McComb
Producer(s) The Triffids
The Triffids singles chronology
"Spanish Blue"
"Beautiful Waste"
"You Don't Miss Your Water"

"Beautiful Waste" is a single released by Australian folk rock group, The Triffids in February 1984.[1][2] It was not included on any of the band's studio albums nor extended plays, it was first compiled on Australian Melodrama (1994). The B-side, "Property Is Condemned", was included on the 1984 EP Raining Pleasure. A film clip was made for "Beautiful Waste". Its name was adapted for a 2008 posthumous compilation of mid-1980s non-album tracks, Beautiful Waste and Other Songs.

In May 2008 Youth Group performed a cover version of "Beautiful Waste" on national radio station Triple J's "Like a Version" segment.[3] Youth Group's Toby Martin had previously filled in as one of the guest vocalists for a reformed The Triffids, at the Sydney Festival[4] performances earlier in that year.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by David McComb.[6]

  1. "Beautiful Waste" – 3:20
  2. "Property Is Condemned" – 2:54


The Triffids[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Ian Macourt – cello
  • David Angell – viola


  1. ^ McFarlane, Ian (1999). "Encyclopedia entry for 'The Triffids'". Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86508-072-1. Archived from the original on 17 April 2004. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Holmgren, Magnus; Skjefte, Morten; Warnqvist, Stefan; Simonetti, Vince. "The Triffids". Australian Rock Database (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 28 July 2002. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Like A Version". ABC Radio. Archived from the original on 27 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-27. 
  4. ^ 2008 Sydney Festival line-up
  5. ^ "The Triffids latest news". Liberation Music. Archived from the original on 2008-07-20. Retrieved 2008-05-27. 
  6. ^ "Australasian Performing Right Association". APRA. Archived from the original on 5 December 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-13.