The Triffids discography

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The Triffids discography
Releases
Studio albums 5
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 4
EPs 6
Singles 10
Video albums 1
Cassettes 9

The Triffids were an Australian rock band from Perth, Western Australia.[1][2] They have released five studio albums, one live album, ten singles, six extended plays, nine cassette tapes, four compilation albums and a video album. The Triffids formed in 1978 by mainstay David McComb, his school friend Alsy MacDonald together with Phil Kakulas. Their first release was a cassette tape, Triffids 1st recorded in May, by September they had added Byron Sinclair and released, Triffids 2nd with four more cassette tapes released by 1981. Considerable line-up changes had occurred resulting in McComb and MacDonald with Will Akers, Margaret Gillard, Robert McComb (David's older brother) and Mark Peters. "Stand Up", their first single, was released in July 1981 from Triffids 6th. Their first extended play, Reverie appeared in November 1982.

Treeless Plain, their first studio LP album, was released in November 1983. By then the line-up was the McComb brothers and MacDonald with Jill Birt and Martyn P. Casey. In August 1984, the band relocated to London where they recorded Born Sandy Devotional in 1985 which was released in early 1986 and reached the United Kingdom Top 30 Albums Chart.[3] It spawned the single "Wide Open Road" in February, which peaked into the UK Top 30 and Australian Kent Music Report Singles Chart.[3][4]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
AUS
[4][5]
NZ
[6]
UK
[7]
SWE
[8]
BEL
[9]
1983 Treeless Plain
  • Released: November 1983
  • Label: Hot Records/Rough Trade Records (HOT1003)
  • Producer: The Triffids
  • Format: LP
1986 Born Sandy Devotional
  • Released: March 1986
  • Label: White Hot Records (Mushroom Records) (HOTLP1023)
  • Producer: Gil Norton/The Triffids
  • Format: LP, Cassette
37 18 39
1986 In the Pines 69 78
1987 Calenture
  • Released: February 1987
  • Label: Island Records (ILPS 9885)
  • Producer: Gil Norton/The Triffids
  • Format: CD
32 25 24 58
1989 The Black Swan
  • Release: April 1989
  • Label: Island Records (ILPS 9928)
  • Producer: Stephen Street/The Triffids
  • Format: LP
59 44 63 71
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details
1990 Stockholm
  • Released: July 1990
  • Label: Island Records (L30231)
  • Producer: Lars Aldman
  • Format: CD

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
AUS
[4][5]
BEL
[9]
GRK
[10]
1986 Love in Bright Landscapes
  • Released: 1986
  • Label: White Hot Records (L38674)
  • Format: LP
1994 Australian Melodrama
  • Released: December 1994
  • Label: White Label (D31182)
  • Format: CD
2008 Beautiful Waste and Other Songs (Mini-Masterpieces 1983–1985) 86
2010 Wide Open Road: The Best of The Triffids 14
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Extended plays[edit]

Year EP details AUS chart
peak[4]
1982 Reverie
  • Released: November 1982
  • Label: Resonant Records (REZ 01113198)
  • Producer: Tim Lambert
  • Format: 7" EP
1983 Bad Timing and Other Stories
  • Released: April 1983
  • Label: White Label (K9003)
  • Producer: Robert Ash
  • Format: 7" EP
1984 Lawson Square Infirmary
  • Released: April 1984
  • Label: Hot Records (MINIHOT2)
  • Producer: Nick Mainsbridge, The Triffids
  • Format: 12" EP
1984 Raining Pleasure
  • Released: June 1984
  • Label: Hot Records (MINIHOT1)
  • Producer: Nick Mainsbridge, The Triffids
  • Format: 12" EP
95
1984 Field of Glass
  • Released: February 1985
  • Label: Hot Records (HOT12007)
  • Producer: Mark Radcliffe
  • Format: 12" EP
-
1987 Peel Sessions
  • Released: October 1987
  • Label: Strange Fruit Records (SFPS036)
  • Producer: Dale Griffin
  • Format: 12" EP
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Cassettes[edit]

Year Album details Sales
1978 Triffids 1st
  • Released: 1978
  • Label: Independent (self release)
  • Format: cassette
1978 Triffids 2nd
  • Released: 1978
  • Label: Independent (self release)
  • Format: cassette
1979 Triffids 3rd
  • Released: 1978
  • Label: Independent (self release)
  • Format: cassette
1980 Triffids 4th
  • Released: 1980
  • Label: Independent (self release)
  • Format: cassette
1978 Triffids Tape 5
  • Released: 1978
  • Label: Independent (self release)
  • Format: cassette
1981 Triffids Sixth
  • Released: 1981
  • Label: Independent (self release)
  • Format: cassette
1983 Dungeon Tape
  • Released: 1983
  • Label: Independent (self release)
  • Format: cassette
1988 Son of Dungeon Tape
  • Released: 1988
  • Label: Independent (self release)
  • Format: cassette
1988 Jack Brabham
  • Released: December 1988
  • Label: Independent (self release)
  • Format: cassette
50 copies

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
AUS
[4]
NZ
[6]
UK
[3][7]
1981 "Stand Up" - - Triffids Sixth
1982 "Spanish Blue" Single-only release
1984 "Beautiful Waste" Single-only release
1985 "You Don't Miss Your Water" Single-only release
1986 "Wide Open Road" 64 26 Born Sandy Devotional
1987 "Bury Me Deep in Love" 48 34 Calenture
1988 "Trick of the Light" 77 73
"Holy Water"
1989 "Goodbye Little Boy" 81 The Black Swan
"Falling Over You"
2007 "Save What You Can" Promotional release
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

DVDs[edit]

Year Album details
2009 It's Raining Pleasure

Notes[edit]


References[edit]

General
Specific
  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 20 May 2014. 
  2. ^ 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 20 May 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London, UK: Guinness World Records Limited. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.  Note: Used for Australian Singles and Albums charting from 1970 until ARIA created their own charts in mid-1988.
  5. ^ a b "Discography The Triffids". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 6 August 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "Discography The Triffids". charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "Triffids". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 6 August 2010. 
  8. ^ "Discography The Triffids". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  9. ^ a b "Discographie The Triffids". ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 August 2010.  Note: Some information is in French.
  10. ^ "Discography The Triffids". greekcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 6 August 2010. 

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