Monday, February 1, 2010

THE TRILOBITES - Turn It Around (1987)

The Trilobites were a Sydney-based band in the late 80s and early 90s. They mainly played around Sydney's southern suburbs, often at The Den at Penshurst, Caringbah Inn, and Sylvania Hotel. When Savage Mood Swing was released in 1990 The Trilobites had already released several good solid singles, an EP, plus a live album, and were deservedly enjoying the embryo of indie success with a growing live following amongst punters plus a sprinkling of airplay on Radio Triple J
On 24 October 1987 stalwarts of the Sydney live scene The Trilobites decided to record their show at The Caringbah Inn and turn it into a live LP, Turn It Around, released only on vinyl. For a live album it's an excellent fast-n-furious ride through several excellent songs, if perhaps a little too brief. Mike Dalton's voice is screechingly on song. We get two Trilobites originals, "Turn It Around" and "American TV", plus seven covers which seem to serve as their tribute to the American indie scene. (batfink)

01 Dress In Black
02 I Wish it Could Be 1965 Again
03 American TV
04 Walking Out on Love
05 Not Trying To Hurt You
06 Turn It Around
07 Tennarama
08 Piece Of Sh1t
09 Come To Where Its At

Turn It Around


Anonymous said...

hey nice review and 100% accurate. We also recoreded this as we had no way of touring anymore without another record , plus everyone had wanted a live album There was to be a live DVD as it was shot with three camera shoot. But who knnows where the film is today regards Scott ( bass player )

Anonymous said...

Find the bloody video!!!!

Anonymous said...

A truly great Sydney band. You guys were so much fun