The Worst of Perth Irrational Hatreds. The Triffids

Isn’t it time to admit that The Triffids were kind of – not really that interesting? Certainly not legendary. Is there a category for “Mildly competent local band still listened to for some reason?”triffids

About AHC McDonald

Comedian, artist, photographer and critic. From 2007 to 2017 ran the culture and satire site The Worst of Perth
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54 Responses to The Worst of Perth Irrational Hatreds. The Triffids

  1. Tony Tea says:

    Good call. Okay band. Disproportionate reputation.


  2. rottobloggo says:

    Oh man. Krazy Kym is going to be cross. She be driving to your house this evening with a big hegemony stick.


  3. Snuff says:

    Careful now. Quite like Field of Glass, but that’s about it. In fairness, I think they got lumbered with the unnecessary parochial defensiveness born of cultural cringe that Australians got then, which is then magnified over time. Then again, they were lauded by the NME, and then …


  4. Russell Woolf's Lovechild says:

    Nope. Much of their stuff is pretty ordinary but their best is very good.


  5. GivDBird says:

    Why does Rolf fit in this picture? Is that a part of Teh Basso riva system?


  6. Scanners says:

    This parrot is dead.


  7. Mattb says:

    Harsh call. Anyway I’m not convinced that their status is legendary enough that it would be complained that it is too legendary.


  8. Scanners says:

    So in place of The Triffids who does LA champion? V-Capri?


  9. Scanners says:

    Did they all aspire to be The Jets?


  10. Scanners says:

    So not Perfect Strangers then LA?


  11. Rolly says:

    Stuff these also-rans, give me Tripod.


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  13. rottobloggo says:

    You’ll all end up on the Pavement.


  14. Snuff says:

    The Bamboos, FTW. Strange name for a song.


  15. “Mildly competent local band…?”
    Wouldn’t this be the epitaph for all Perth bands since Chalice (

    “Shut down in Denver”. Yeah!


  16. Anonymous says:

    Fuck nose


  17. sarah says:

    Oh, but Jerdacuttup.


  18. Anonymous says:

    the triiffids were the best band perth ever produced


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