been enjoying listening to a lot of music from that british folk scene. Bert Jansch, Davey Graham, Linda Thompson.
Have been playing a Syd Barrett compilation a lot.Had it for ages. Like the penny finally dropped with me. The scales fell from my ears.
His music goes places only jazz ever reaches with me. Same with a lot of British folk rock.
Syds mad time and chord changes really fold up into themselves so beautifully.
He was really making music for the sake of it. No business, no thoughts of a listener even. A true blues-man.
Also enjoying getting into the back catalogue of Paul Westerberg, certainly one of the best rock songwriters of the last 25 years. I love the last Replacements album, "all shook down". The only other one I'm really familiar with is "pleased to meet me" which has his classic "alex chilton" tribute/paen.
Also loving a CTI Kenny Burrell album called "god bless the child". Lost worlds.
Feeling quite isolated and adrift from most currents in the music scene. Thats common I suppose. I like a lot of contemporary music. The horrible alternative rock orthodoxy is getting worse. The 90s for me were the Beastie Boys and other hip hop and trip hop stuff. The 80s were all underground.
The new album , "you've been in my mind" has been sounding great in our live shows. Its our best ever rock album, and I mean the Moodists period as well.
The most welcoming people to the sounds have been at the Melbourne and Sydney Triple M stations. they've been playing it a bit at night. Other places, except for community radio, are so uptight. Reflective of the orthodoxy that runs through mainstream culture. All you have to do is keep getting up and working.
The Melbourne launch of our album was problematic and we intend to arrange a show at a more suitable venue.
A young film maker called Nick Cowans has shot and edited a video for a song called :"we need a champion" and its looking great. The clip involves a bit of a dance contest/showdown.
other dates are looking good. Come to a show, the band is really something else. No one plays guitar like Stuart Perera and Stu Thomas and Clare Moore are the greatest and most sophisticated rhythm section. And everybodys singing.
- 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