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Chris Coughran Chris Coughran i(A128952 works by)
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1 Love in Bright Landscapes: McComb's Lyricism Chris Coughran , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Vagabond Holes : David McComb and the Triffids 2009; (p. 269-279)
'At its most luminous, McComb's body of work limns the murky distinction between literary and popular culture, suggesting as it does the plight of a wayfarer who must endlessly negotiate an uncertain terrain, the perfidious interstices between 'rock' and a hard place.' (279)
1 Please Take me Home Chris Coughran , Nathan Laurent , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Vagabond Holes : David McComb and the Triffids 2009; (p. 175-180)
'While it is tempting to conclude that [McComb's song] 'Jerdacuttup Man' is nothing more than an arresting allegory for McComb's own (self-imposed) exile in London ... [the song] is nevertheless imbued with an implicit understanding that evolutionary archaeology and attendant museological practices [were] developed within a prevailing discourse of colonialism ... [The song] resonates with contemporaneous indigenous struggles such as the campain to repatriate the head of Nyungar warrior Yagan - an 'artefact' ...' (177)
1 3 y separately published work icon 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)
1 6 y separately published work icon Beautiful Waste : Poems by David McComb David McComb , Chris Coughran (editor), Niall Lucy (editor), North Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2009 Z1644163 2009 selected work poetry (taught in 2 units)

'When David McComb died in 1999 at the age of 36, he left behind an extraordinary body of work, notably the songs and albums he recorded with Australian post-punk group The Triffids. The fact that McComb also wrote poetry from an early age - much of it collected here for the first time - will come as no surprise to admirers of the songwriter's powerfully evocative lyrics.

Introduced by fellow Western Australian writer John Kinsella, the poems in this book will delight fans of popular music and contemporary poetry alike. Beautiful Waste illuminates a hitherto neglected aspect of McComb's brilliance.' (Publisher's blurb)

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