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In 1996 during the Robert Menzies Lecture, then Prime Minister John Howard used the phrase ‘This black armband view of our history’. This was a phrase that would eventually inspire a protest music movement to adopt the name the Black Arm Band in order to protest Howard’s dismissive historical views on the treatment of Indigenous Australians.
IT’S RAINING PLEASURE documents a four-night reunion of seminal 1980s Australian band, The Triffids, and an impressive line-up of guest singers and performers at the Metro Theatre during the Sydney Arts Festival in January 2008. It marked the band’s first Australian concert performances in almost 20 years. The four concerts were staged to celebrate the song-writing genius of The Triffids late lead singer, David McComb, who died in February, 1999.