Brainbroom / Invincible - 7"
Scarab - 1983
The Trifids were essentially the same unknown Czech woman behind the equally demented and hopelessly obscure One of You, who issued a couple of singles a few years prior to this featuring a terminally depressive Eastern European voice (complete with faulty grammar and imperfect pronunciation) droning on about life's insurmountable difficulties above a haunting church organ. It was either a parody worthy of SCTV or the ultimate outsider art depending on which side of the immigrant experience you fell on. A third single was issued in 1983 as the (appropriately misspelled) Trifids on the same Ottawa-based Scarab label, this time a couple of weird synth/drum instrumentals, the better of which is the snappy 'Brainbroom', a sort-of naive prog that must have been as uncool in 1983 as it is interesting today. All three Trifids/One of You singles were issued on a limited-edition One of You LP by those bottom-fishers over at Portland's Little Axe Records (God bless them...really!).
One of You
Life is So Hard / Faded Flowers - 7"
Inside - 12" EP
The Dub Rifles
The Boom EP - 7"
General Strike / That's Life - 7"