#35. The Triffids - I am a lonesome hobo
Great band, terribly overlooked, one of a number of Australian bands that had their lives turned upside down by punk but who were far away enough from the hotbeds to develop a sound of their own - see also The Go-Betweens (#50) and plenty of other bands who might or might not yet turn up in this thread.
This comes from their first album, 'Treeless plain', and is a Dylan cover obv. Like near-contemporaries The Bunnymen, they had a familiarity with and love of the canon that didn't compromise the development of their own sound. This has a scratchy post-punk feel to it, and the whole album sounds a little too much like a debut heard from this distance, but they went onto to develop a uniquely intelligent musical worldview whilst still being thrillingly intense live - still one of the best bands I ever saw.
They split in 1990 and remain bafflingly obscure to this day but Domino are in the middle of a lovingly curated rerelease programme right now. Singer-guitarist-songwriter and all round good guy David McComb died in peculiar circumstances in 1997. Bassist Martyn P Casey joined the Bad Seeds for 'Henry's Dream' I think and remains there today (McComb also appears on 'Let love in'). The band have recently played some reunion shows with guest vocalists from other Aus bands - the Church, Black-eyed Susans etc.