The Triffids were an Australian rock band formed in Perth, Western Australia in May 1978 with mainstay, David McComb as singer-songwriter, guitarist, bass guitarist and keyboardist. They achieved international success in the 1980s but disbanded in 1989, their best known songs are "Wide Open Road" (February 1986) and "Bury Me Deep in Love" (October 1987); while their 1986 album, Born Sandy Devotional was featured by SBS television in 2007 on the Great Australian Albums series. and in 2010 it ranked 5th in the book 'The 100 Best Australian Albums' by Toby Creswell, Craig Mathieson and John O'Donnell.
The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) recognised The Triffids' importance on 1 July 2008 when they were inducted into their Hall of Fame.Music historian, Ian McFarlane, declared, "The Triffids remain one of Australia's best-loved, post-punk groups McComb was an authoritative singer and accomplished songwriter he infused his melancholy songs with stark yet beautiful and uniquely Australian imagery. Few songwriters managed to capture the feeling of isolation and fatalistic sense of despair of the Australian countryside".