Title: Truckload Of Sky: The Lost Songs Of David Mccomb Vol 1 / Various
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS
2020 release. A couple of years ago a small group of the David McComb's friends decided to record these songs properly as an addition to the already extensive legacy of amazing music that sprang from the heart and mind of the late Australian singer/songwriter. This record is the result of a couple of summers worth of sporadic stints at Bakehouse rehearsal studios, Soundpark Studios and Phaedra Studios in Melbourne. It's not a Triffids record as it only involves the members of that band who live on the east coast. It does, however, have the unmistakable intelligence, literary clout and atmospheric arrangements that music fans associate with that band thanks to superb songs and the sympathetic playing and singing of the friends of David McComb. Some of us are friends and family, some only knew David through his music but all of us feel privileged to play a part in the preservation of these songs. The record was produced by Graham Lee (the Triffids) and Phil Kakulas (the Triffids, Blackeyed Susans) with Robert McComb (the Triffids) as executive producer. Others involved are, in no particular order, Rob Snarski of the Blackeyed Susans (Dave's favorite singer), Angie Hart of Frente, Mark Dawson (drummer for the Blackeyed Susans and Ed Kuepper), J P Shilo ex of the Blackeyed Susans, also Hungry Ghosts and now a solo performer, Alexander Gow of Oh Mercy, the wonderful Romy Vager of RVG, Simon Breed all the way from London via digital teleport, Bruce Haymes veteran Melbourne keyboard player and member of Dave's 90's touring band the Red Ponies, Dan Luscombe from the Susans and the Drones, James Hazelden on cello and Adam Simmons on baritone sax.