Field of Glass

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Field Of Glass
EP by The Triffids
Released February, 1985
Recorded BBC Studio 5, Maida Vale, London
November 6, 1984
Genre Rock / Folk rock
Label Hot Records
Producer Mark Radcliffe
The Triffids chronology
Lawson Square Infirmary
(1985)
Field Of Glass
(1985)
Peel Sessions
(1987)

Field Of Glass by The Triffids was released as a 12" extended play in 1985.[1] All three tracks were generally recorded live at BBC Studio 5, Maida Vale, London. The EP was produced by Mark Radcliffe,[1] engineered by Mike Robinson, engineered by Owen Davies and remixed by Nick Cook at Townhouse 3.[2]

The first two songs, "Bright Lights, Big City" and "Monkey On My Back", deal directly with David McComb’s drug abuse[citation needed] and are infused with bitterness and desperation. The song which gave its name to the EP tells the tale of a loner who has some unrequited love issues with a rich girl who’s just finished school. He pleads with her to ride with him on a baking hot summer's night and she goes along. Driven mad by the intolerable heat and by her rejection he murders her. This song was originally two songs - "Field of Glass" and "Pleasure Slide".

McComb later said, "When we got to London I think we sort of felt we had to make a kind of statement. We recorded the Field of Glass EP just when we got there, which is still I guess the most aggressive and violent record that we had done. It gave us heaps of confidence."[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by David McComb.[4]

  1. "Bright Lights, Big City"
  2. "Monkey on My Back"
  3. "Field of Glass"

Personnel[edit]

The Triffids[edit]

Credited to:[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Holmgren, Magnus; Skjefte, Morten; Warnqvist, Stefan; Simonetti, Vince. "The Triffids". Passagen.se. Australian Rock Database (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 28 July 2002. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Listings for Field Of Glass". Discogs. Retrieved 2007-12-20. 
  3. ^ Tracee Hutchison (1992). Your Name's On The Door. Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Enterprises. p. 87. ISBN 0-7333-0115-0. 
  4. ^ "Australasian Performing Right Association". APRA. Retrieved 2007-12-19.