y Vagabond Holes : David McComb and the Triffids anthology   autobiography   biography   column   criticism   essay   interview   poetry   prose   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

It is over 30 years since David McComb's haunting music and lyrics inspired a generation. This volume brings together family, friends and fans with a book of stories, poems and artworks about the Triffids. (Libraries Australia record)

Notes

  • Dedication: For the kids - Dylan, Hannah, Jakeb, Joaby and Thomas

Contents

* Contents derived from the Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2009 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
1969, Alsy MacDonald , 2009 single work autobiography (p. 21-23)
Three Songs, Robert Forster , 2009 single work autobiography (p. 25-28)
Rent, Steve Miller , 2009 single work autobiography (p. 29-30)
Suburban Stories: Dave McComb and the Perth Experience, Jon Stratton , 2009 single work criticism
The author argues that Perth, Western Australia's, loss of innocence, especially after the murders in the 1960s by Eric Cooke and those in the 1980s by Catherine and David Birnie, is reflected in McComb's lyrics which 'can be read as a metaphor for the experience of a lost utopia that continues to haunt the cultural life of Perth.' The criticism includes brief references to the work of Veronica Brady, Peter Cowan, Philip Masel and Dorothy Hewett.
(p. 35-43)
Hell of a Summer, David Cavanagh , 2009 single work prose
David Cavanagh describes attending peformances by the Perth, Western Australian rock band the Triffids and meeting band members in London, England, in 1984.
(p. 49-70)
Memories, Rob Snarski , 2009 single work autobiography (p. 73-74)
1982, Dom Mariani , 2009 single work autobiography (p. 77-78)
Wow and Flutter, David Nichols , 2009 single work criticism
David Nichols discusses David McComb and the rock band, the Triffids', early recordings on cassette, commenting that '[i]n these cassette albums we see David McComb forging and identity for himself as a narrative song-writer or commentator focusing on his craft as a writer and his skill as a performer.'
(p. 79-91)
The Tapei"In front of me here", David McComb , 2009 single work poetry (p. 92)
Hooked on McComb, James Paterson , 2009 single work autobiography (p. 93-104)
Lost Chords, Julian Wu , 2009 single work autobiography (p. 105-110)
Terra Australis Incognita, Julian Tompkin , 2009 single work column (p. 113-114)
Jesus Calling: Religion in the Songs of David McComb, Andrew McGowan , 2009 single work criticism (p. 117-127)
Death of a Grandmother, David McComb , 2009 single work prose (p. 129)
Still Life, Niall Lucy , 2009 single work prose (p. 133-136)
Ornithologyi"Yeats said: a poet", Laurie Duggan , 2009 single work poetry (p. 137-138)
A Temporary Monument, Jean Bernard Koeman , 2009 single work criticism
Jean Bernard Koeman invited twenty artists to construct a 'temporary memorial' to David McComb in the form of the exhibition 'A Temporary Monument for David McComb' (STUK, Leuven, Belgium, 2004).
(p. 139-143)
Extraordinary Friends, Nick Cave , 2009 single work column (p. 145-146)
Draining Pleasure, James Cook , 2009 single work short story
An imagined future for David McComb and the rock band The Triffids 'with a twenty-year career and huge global sales...'
(p. 147-150)
Whack! Whack!, Steve Kilbey , 2009 single work prose (p. 151-158)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Notes:
Includes 'Unquiet', a poem by English writer Matt Merritt (p.333).
    • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2009 .
      Extent: 380p.
      Description: illus. (some col.), ports., maps., facsims
      Note/s:
      • Includes notes and index.
      ISBN: 9781921361623

Works about this Work

Adrian Robinson, on Chris Coughran and Niall Lucy, Eds, Vagabond Holes : David McComb and The Triffids and Beautiful Waste : Poems by David McComb Adrian Robinson , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Long Paddock , no. 7 2010;

— Review of Vagabond Holes : David McComb and the Triffids 2009 anthology autobiography biography column criticism essay interview poetry prose short story ; Beautiful Waste : Poems by David McComb David McComb 2009 selected work poetry
Untitled Deborah Crabtree , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , September vol. 89 no. 2 2009; (p. 34)

— Review of Vagabond Holes : David McComb and the Triffids 2009 anthology autobiography biography column criticism essay interview poetry prose short story
Untitled Sky Harrison , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Wet Ink , December no. 17 2009; (p. 58-59)

— Review of Vagabond Holes : David McComb and the Triffids 2009 anthology autobiography biography column criticism essay interview poetry prose short story ; Beautiful Waste : Poems by David McComb David McComb 2009 selected work poetry
Untitled Deborah Crabtree , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , September vol. 89 no. 2 2009; (p. 34)

— Review of Vagabond Holes : David McComb and the Triffids 2009 anthology autobiography biography column criticism essay interview poetry prose short story
Untitled Sky Harrison , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Wet Ink , December no. 17 2009; (p. 58-59)

— Review of Vagabond Holes : David McComb and the Triffids 2009 anthology autobiography biography column criticism essay interview poetry prose short story ; Beautiful Waste : Poems by David McComb David McComb 2009 selected work poetry
Adrian Robinson, on Chris Coughran and Niall Lucy, Eds, Vagabond Holes : David McComb and The Triffids and Beautiful Waste : Poems by David McComb Adrian Robinson , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Long Paddock , no. 7 2010;

— Review of Vagabond Holes : David McComb and the Triffids 2009 anthology autobiography biography column criticism essay interview poetry prose short story ; Beautiful Waste : Poems by David McComb David McComb 2009 selected work poetry
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