formed in the late seventies by dave mccomb and alan macdonald as high school students, the triffids were the best-loved post-punk outfit from western australia. they've gained more success in the eighties as an indie band in the uk rather than their hometown perth. both the go-betweens and the triffids were highly regarded as the two most literate and evocative aussie bands of the eighties outside the mainstream pop culture nexus of australia. although, wide open road and bury me deep in love were the two of their more popular songs, my own personal fave is still "the beautiful waste" from 1984. on the other hand this single has jill birt on vocals, a cute mellow song probably one of the band's last single before disbanding in 1989. r.i.p., dave richard mccomb, 1999.