Formed May 1978. Disbanded 1989
The Triffids were a seminal Australian alternative rock and pop band formed in Perth, Western Australia, in May 1978 with David McComb as singer-songwriter, guitarist, bass guitarist and keyboardist. They achieved negligible success in Australia, but greater success in the U.K. and Scandinavia in the 1980s, disbanding in 1989. Some of their best known songs are "Wide Open Road" (February 1986) and "Bury Me Deep in Love" (October 1987). Their 1986 album, Born Sandy Devotional, was featured by SBS television in 2007 on the Great Australian Albums series, and in 2010 it ranked 5th in the book The 100 Best Australian Albums by Toby Creswell, Craig Mathieson and John O'Donnell.