After playing the show in the new Canasta Belt area of Melbourne, I went , the next day, to the Victorian Hot Rod show at the Exhibition buildings. A friend from Mt Gambier was bringing his '34 Ford to the event. Driving all the way, must have cost a bundle in old fashioned petrol. Buggo is his name and the car has"3/4" in musical notation across the tiny passenger side door. On the glovebox it says "Desolation row". Another friend, Ric, had his '49 Ford in the car park as well. This was outside the Exhibition Buildings. The real Hotrod show was inside but it was more informal outside.
The park was full of guys looking at cars and engines and sharing photos of cars. A man walked around with a pocketfull of vintage (pre and post war) Ford keys that he would cut on the spot for anybody who needed a new one.
We then went to Festival Hall to see Them Crooked Vultures . I'd only been to this joint once before, to see Red Kross and the Hoodoo Gurus in the mid 90s. It must be the longest running venue in Melbourne. Since the 50s at least.
Them Crooked Vultures filled the hall twice. this was the second night. A real hardcore rock'n'roll crowd. John Paul Jones on bass, Dave Grohl on drums ,Josh Homme on guitar and vocals and extra guitarist/basisst/vocalist Alain Johanne.
I'd had the cd for a week or so but it was all pretty new to everybody in the building, except for the band. It was a total 70s kind of experience. The audience there for the band and the band playing music with no nostalgic content at all. And it was great!
Incredibly complex time changes within songs,f alsetto vocals and long instrumental passages . John paul Jones played bass, mandolin, keytar and piano . I thought Dave Grohl would explode spontaneously in the first song. Josh Homme was havinga ball. It was such an exhilarating , living experience.
On the way out we were shooed along by the New Breed security people. We were on the street, which was barricaded off to traffic.. I turned and asked the young gent where his jurisdiction ended as I was tired of him yelling at me and we were private citizens once again. he wanted to argue, saying he could call the police.A female worker came and defused the situation.
Security people are out of control.
Doing the following dates soon...
Sunday Jan 31st (afternoon / evening) Grand Hotel- Yarra Glen.
Thursday 11th Rosie O'Grady's Northbridge - Perth WA
Friday 12th Prince of Wales Bunbury
Saturday 13th Clancy's fish pub, Fremantle
Sunday 14th Colonial Brewery, Margaret river
- dave graney
- WORKSHY - 2017 memoir out on Affirm Press. Let's get Tight - 2017 CD with Clare Moore. Moodists - Coral Snakes - mistLY. I don’t know what I am and don’t want to know any more than I already know. I aspire, in my music , to 40s B Movie (voice and presence) and wish I could play guitar like Charlie Christian or Grant Green -but not in this lifetime, I know.
2014 solo album from Dave Graney. *****"If I've learnt anything in my years of writing about music it's that if you are going to do anything of worth in this tough game, you better have your own thing. Today's generic is easily replaced by tomorrow's. And yet you need to be flexible, to follow wherever the songs demand. In the case of this, only the second credited as a solo album among 30 or so Graney releases, it's a curious yet welcoming lane he walks you down, with acoustic guitars, not much percussion, vibes, smooth sounds. At the end of it you feel like you've awoken from a strange yet pleasant summer's dream. As shot by Luis Bunuel. It ranges from off-kilter reveries (A Woman Skinnies Up a Man, The Old Docklands Wheel) through to the softly seductive (How Can You Get Out of London) and the downright arch (Look Into My Shades, Everything Is Great In The Beginning.) This is music that is neither folk, nor blues, nor country, but it's all Graney, somewhere out to the left field beyond Lee Hazlewood's raised eyebrow. It's astringent on the tongue but sweetens in the telling." Noel Mengel Brisbane Courier Mail
you've been in my mind
June 2012 super high energy pop rock album - blazing electric 12 strings - total 70s rock drive. Greatest yet! available via paypal - $20 pp
SUPERMODIFIED - August 2010 remixed/re-sung/re-strung//remastered/replayed comp via PAYPAL
also available as a digital album
Knock yourself (2009)-first ever dg solo set-filthy electro r&b-available via Paypal- $20
available as a digital album too
We Wuz Curious (2008)-blazing R&B jazz pop album available via paypal-$20
UNAVAILABLE-COMPLETELY SOLD OUT!!!
AVAILABLE AS A DIGITAL album
Hashish and Liquor (2005 double disc by Dave Graney and Clare Moore) available via Paypal $25
UNAVAILABLE-COMPLETELY SOLD OUT!!!
Single album HASHISH available as a digital release