David McComb, an Australian singer-songwriter who died at 36 in 1999,1 was lead singer for The Triffids and later a member of the Blackeyed Susans. He also did a solo tour with his own backing band, The Red Ponies.
An especially well-done summary of the history and significance of the Triffids and McComb by UrPal, a contributor to LeonardCohenForum and a moderator of The Triffids web site, is available at “Don’t Go Home With Your Hard-On” By McComb & Peters Is On Leonard Cohen’s Jukebox.
Memories By Leonard Cohen
I am an unabashed fan of “Memories,” a song originally concocted during the brief, stormy, and itself memorable collaboration-collision of Leonard Cohen and Phil Spector. Previous posts featuring “Memories” include the following:
- Leonard Cohen Down Memories Laine: Memories & Death Of A Ladies’ Man
- Leonard Cohen Down Memories Laine: Leonard Cohen On Memories
- Leonard Cohen Down Memories Laine: Memories & I Am A Hotel
- Leonard Cohen Down Memories Laine: The 1979 ZDF-TV Droll, Deadpan Version
- Leonard Cohen Down Memories Laine: Live Performances Of Memories Online
These covers by David McComb and The Red Ponies and by the Blackeyed Susans are outstanding additions to the collection.
Blackeyed Susans – Memories
Note: Originally posted Oct 27, 2009 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric