Song of the Day, January 26: Just Might Fade Away by the Triffids

TriffidsFadeToday’s song is a dark bit of rural mystery from the outskirts of the Outback. The Triffids recorded their third album, In the Pines, in a wool shed on property owned by singer David McComb’s family. After the rich production of Born Sandy Devotional, they wanted a more spare sound. Played on found instruments and fueled by long nights with free-flowing booze, the album was born in a loose, creative atmosphere.

Just Might Fade Away is a tale of foreboding and loss. With creaking sounds and eerie percussion lurking behing McComb’s dark vocals, it’s a perfectly creepy song that could serve as a theme from a horror film. The band make the most of the setting, crafting an urgent musical backdrop. In a career filled with powerful stories, this is a standout.

Enjoy this haunting track today.


About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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