Spanish Blue

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"Spanish Blue"
Single by The Triffids
A-side "Spanish Blue"
B-side "Twisted Brain"
Released 1982
Format 7" Vinyl Single
Recorded April, 1982
Albert Studios, Sydney
Genre Folk rock
Length 6:14
Label No, White Label/Mushroom
Writer(s) David McComb
Producer(s) Les Karski
The Triffids singles chronology
Stand Up
Spanish Blue
Beautiful Waste

Spanish Blue is the second single released by Australian folk rock group, The Triffids in 1982.[1][2] The single was produced by Les Karski (The Nauts, Ray Arnott, Midnight Oil) for the White Label Records imprint of Mushroom Records, owned by Michael Gudinski.[1][2][3] The single was initially released independently by No Records but was re-released in October 1982 following the band's signing with White Label Records.

They'd recorded "Spanish Blue" when the spectre of the Gudinski organisation loomed, and they were summoned to the Mushroom/White Citadel. Gudinski liked "Spanish Blue". 'It was just that he wanted us to re-write it, and re-mix it,' McComb laughs. 'We ended up putting it out ourselves immediately they started dilly dallying because we said we wouldn't re-mix it. We thought that we couldn't just wait for people to decide what they wanted to do.'[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by David McComb.[5]

  1. "Spanish Blue" - 2:12
  2. "Twisted Brain" - 4:02



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  2. ^ a b 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. ^ Holmgren, Magnus. "Les Karski". Australian Rock Database (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 29 September 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Coupe, Stuart (5 January 1984). "The Triffids: Just Another (Great) Casual Tragedy?". RAM. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Australasian Performing Right Association". APRA. Retrieved 2007-12-13.