Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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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.

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    y Vagabond Holes : David McComb and the Triffids Chris Coughran (editor), Niall Lucy (editor), Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2009 Z1646071 2009 anthology autobiography biography column criticism essay interview poetry prose short story 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) Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2009 pg. 35-43
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