THE TRILOBITES American T.V. cd 1997 Citadel records 320 kbps
Night of the many deaths / Venus in leather / I can see / Legacy of morons / Dress in black (live) / American T.V. / Amphetamine dream / Living by a different yardstick / Jenny's wake / Piece of shit (live).Produced by Alan Thorne, Chris Masuak , Rob Younger.
The Trilobites : Mike Dalton : vocals / Paul Skates : guitar /Martin Martini : guitar /Scott Leighton : bass / Paul Steeman : drums.
Sydney five-piece , The Trilobites grew out of that city's push towards the kind of guitar driven raunch'n'roll which was directly descended from Detroit bands like MC 5 and the Stooges . Yet the Trilobites always infused their aggressive, garage rock sound with a punchy , 1960s-influenced power pop sensibility , that highlighted the tuneful harmonies and strong melodies on offer. The Citadel label issued the band's first two, classic singles : "Venus in leather" (1985) & "American T.V." (1986). Both singles reached #1 on the alternative charts , and the band toured to a strong response . The both songs appeared on the Citadel's essential compilation "Take everything , leave nothing" (march 1988) . In the meantime , the Trilobites had signed a new deal with the Big Time label which resulted in the single "Night of the many deaths" (may 1987).
At the end of the year , the band issued it's debut album , the live set "Turn it around" on the Waterfront label . Waterfront also put out the Trilobites fourth single "Jenny's wake" (june 1988) .
I. McFarlane in the "Encyclopedia of Australian rock & pop"