The Triffids were an Australian rock band formed in Perth, Western Australia in May 1978 with mainstay, David McComb as singer-songwriter, guitarist, bass guitarist and keyboardist. They achieved international success in the 1980s but disbanded in 1989, their best known songs are "Wide Open Road" (February 1986) and "Bury Me Deep in Love" (October 1987); while 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.
"Wide Open Road" is a single released in 1986 by Australian rock band The Triffids from their album Born Sandy Devotional. It was produced by Gil Norton (Pixies, Echo & the Bunnymen, Foo Fighters) and written by David McComb on vocals, keyboards and guitar. The B-side "Time of Weakness" was recorded live at the Graphic Arts Club, Sydney, November 1985 by Mitch Jones, mixed by Rob Muir (in Perth). "Dear Miss Lonely Hearts" was recorded at Planet Sound Studios, Perth and produced by the Triffids. "Wide Open Road" reached #26 on the UK Singles Chart in 1986, and #64 on the Australian Singles Chart, and has become an Australian classic.
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