Raining Pleasure (EP)

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Raining Pleasure
Raining Pleasure.jpg
EP by The Triffids
Released 1984
Recorded April/May 1984
A.T.A. Studios
Genre Rock, folk rock
Label Hot Records
Producer Nick Mainsbridge, The Triffids
The Triffids chronology
Treeless Plain
(1983)Treeless Plain1983
Raining Pleasure
Lawson Square Infirmary
(1984)Lawson Square Infirmary1984

Raining Pleasure by Australian folk rock group The Triffids was released as a 12" extended play in 1984,[1] and reached No. 95 on the Australian Charts.[2] Its seven tracks were co-produced by the group with Nick Mainsbridge – who also supplied trumpet.[1]

Although the EP has not been in print for some time, selected tracks appeared on the Love in Bright Landscapes (1986) and Australian Melodrama (1994) compilations, while all seven tracks were compiled on Beautiful Waste and Other Songs in 2008.

In 1992 Greek indie band, Rest in Peace, were renamed as Raining Pleasure based on the title track. "Raining Pleasure" was covered by Australian band, The Paradise Motel, on their 1996 EP, Some Deaths Take Forever, which is mostly a heavily processed instrumental, with few recognisable vocal fragments. During 2007 Paul Kelly performed the track as a duet with his support act New Buffalo (aka Sally Seltmann) on his Stolen Apples Tour of Australia.[3][4][5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by David McComb, unless otherwise noted.[6]

  1. "Jesus Calling"
  2. "Embedded"
  3. "St. James Infirmary" (trad. arr.)
  4. "Everybody Has to Eat" (David McComb, James Paterson)[6]
  5. "Ballad of Jack Frost"
  6. "Property is Condemned"
  7. "Raining Pleasure" (David McComb, James Paterson)[6]


The Triffids[edit]

Credited to:[1]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • John Sandow - piano
  • Neil Sanderson - viola
  • Michael "Blue" Dalton of The Lighthouse Keepers - harmonica
  • Margaret Labi - backing vocals
  • Melanie Oxley - backing vocals
  • Nick Mainsbridge - trumpet


  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. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Sennet, Sean (April 2008). "The Fruits of Our Labour – Paul Kelly". OurBrisbane. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 13 May 2011. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Live Apples – Paul Kelly". Trove. National Library of Australia. Archived from the original on 13 May 2011. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Live Apples [kit] / Paul Kelly". Music Australia. 8 June 2010. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c Australasian Performing Rights Association: [1]