dave graney - Moodists-Coral Snakes-mistLY-FEARFUL WIGGINGS

dave graney - Moodists-Coral Snakes-mistLY-FEARFUL WIGGINGS
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About Me

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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.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

2013 so far - singles, albums, DAMES - JOHNNY GHOST - NDE - WAM and DAZ. More to come.

I started this year by  releasing some digital singles....






I've been doing some shows with the mistLY as well. Been to Adelaide and played around Melbourne.

All the while, the DAMES album was going to be coming out, and that involved rehearsals and gigs. Still going on. Been very enjoyable sitting off to the side playing guitar.
I also made this video for a song from the album, focussing on some of Clare moore's obsessions. Monstertrucks, demolition derbies, apocalyptic abandoned theme parks and the like. It was for the song JUNK TIME...



I also put out a Bandcamp only album of a show we did in 2006 at the Butterfly Club. A "narrative show". POINT BLANK. I was going to do it as one long file but the site couldn't take anything of that size so its two files. Roughly thirteen songs. All written by me and around the story of the heroic battles a performer must take part in to WIN the small piece of stage he wants to live on.



This clip will give you an idea of what the show was like. NO MICS. Just singing into the room.



This Black and White clip is from different season of the show.


I'll be putting up the sequel to POINT BLANK, LIVE IN HELL.  pretty soon.

There was also the BandCamp release of THE SOUNDTRACK TO THE MOVIE JOHNNY GHOST by Donna McRae.  A film which Donna has pushed around the world and, after more than a year , may get an Australian screening soon! (Its been very inspiring watching Donnas committment to the film.)


In the midst of this we rehearsed and recorded an album for Harry Howard and the NDE.
At the session Clare and I LEARNED six or so songs just before they were recorded. (I play the bass) It was an intense couple of days. the album is very, very good. Harrys songs are stellar. Edwina is a formidable performer. We're playing a lot of shows. Hopefully into 2014 and also hopefully to Europe. I shot this clip on my toy video camera and edited it in iMovie.



I have also been continuing to work on my SOLO album I started in January. This will come out in 2014. There was also the debut of WAM and DAZ. The rap duo I have with Will Hindmarsh from Go Go Sapien. A single will be coming out before the end of the year. Probably called PHONEY BALONEY (porn on the phone) . We have recorded about 8 songs.

Saturday Nov 16th, dave graney and the mistLY will be playing A DAY ON THE GREEN in Kings Park Perth WA w/ Hoodoo Gurus,You Am I and the Whitlams.
Friday Nov 22nd harry Howard and the NDE - THE METRO HOTEL IN ADELAIDE
 
Thursday Nov 28th THE DAMES will be playing at the RETREAT HOTEL in Sydney Rd Brunswick.
Saturday 7th December THE DAMES will be at the Great Britain Hotel in Richmond.

Sunday 8th December Dave Graney will be playing solo w/ the Crown of Thorns at the Northcote Social Club (afternoon)

Friday 13th Decemberthe DAMES will be at the RED RATTLER in MARRICKVILLE, Sydney on a great double bill with HARRY HOWARD and the NDE.

Saturday 14th December the DAMES will be at the HERITAGE HOTEL in BULLI on a great double bill with Jodi Phillis and the Glammarays

Dec 21st WAM and DAZ take on the Edinburgh Castle in Melbourne

Sunday 19th January the DAMES will be at the POST OFFICE HOTEL - sydney rd Coburg..
THE DAMES IN BRISBANE - Friday. (night) 21st February 2014 Queen St. Mall
Saturday (day) 22nd February 2014: Queen St. Mall
Sunday (approx. 3pm) 23rd February 2014: Powerhouse.


This photo is from a show at the VANGUARD in Sydney earlier in the year. My guitar strap broke mid song and fell to DEE DEE RAMONE levels. As you can see it made my head expand terribly and also my hands. Like I'm in that SUPERGRASS clip.

Friday, October 11, 2013

our label - COCKAIGNE - has a blog as well. details of latest releases on Bandcamp and other outlets

http://cockaignerecords.blogspot.com.au/



We've been releasing albums on this imprint since 2000.
First with Shock and then with MGM and Fuse distribution.

http://cockaignerecords.blogspot.com.au/

The latest release is POINT BLANK which is on Bandcamp only.
http://davegraney1.bandcamp.com/album/point-blank


Also , the DAMES , which is available digitally for $15 or with a physical cd as well for $20.

 http://thedames.bandcamp.com/


It would be a  funny turn of events if we were to ever release anything on vinyl. That scene, to me , is a sad prank on musicians at this stage. But who knows?


The name comes from a mediaeval legend where houses were made of cakes and trees grew sausages. Subject of a couple of famous paintings by Brueghel.





The theme was picked up by others. (people were hungry!) and resurfaced in folk songs like "Big Rock Candy Mountain"



Next releases- (early November) will be the soundtrack to the movie JOHNNY GHOST and the sequel narrative show to POINT BLANK which was LIVE IN HELL.

http://www.thedavegraneyshow.com/

Saturday Oct 26th, dave graney and the mistLY will be playing a show at the Post Office Hotel in Sydney rd COBURG.
Sunday Nov 3rd THE DAMES will be playing at the WHEATSHEAF HOTEL in Adelaide.
Friday 13th December the DAMES will be at the RED RATTLER in MARRICKVILLE, Sydney on a great double bill with HARRY HOWARD and the NDE
Saturday 14th December the DAMES will be at the HERITAGE HOTEL in BULLI on a great double bill with Jodi Phillis.

THE DAMES album is out now on Cockaigne - playing adelaide at the wheatsheaf nov 3rd and Sydney at the Red Rattler Dec 13th

I played some guitar on the album and am playing on all the gigs.

THE DAMES started as a way for Clare Moore and Kaye Patterson to combine their songs in one setup. Clare and I had mixed Kayes album , "International Travel"in 2006.

Rosie Westbrook joined on bass.

The first gigs were as a trio and this really suited Kayes songs. The recordings were begun in 2010. Clares songs needed a few more textures as she built up her songs in the studio from her keyboards.
So by 2012 Will Hindmarsh (from Go Go Sapien) was involved on laptop and synth/keys and I was playing some guitar.


Late in 2012 the DAMES did a gig in Melbourne opening for Barry Adamson. Barry was an old friend from the Magazine days and also when he was in the first version of the Bad Seeds. Barry loved the songs and , upon returning to the UK, suggested he could mix the album. This happened .

The first track on the album is one of Clares called ALL MINE.
We'd been doing some music for a film by Michael Vale and Donna McRae and they offered to make a  clip. The result was a  deluxe video shot at Monash with a  great cameraman called Lazlo - who also devised the brilliant lights. 


Michael and Donna did all the art design and involved the actors and had the general horror/ noir idea down.
They really had a  thing for gloves.


and we got into the swing of it...


The second song on the album is Wait, a lovely pop groove from Kaye.



Then there's Eve from Clare. A song about the female character from IRONSIDE.Clare plays everything on this track.




Dudley is an instrumental from Kaye. Dedicated to Dudley Moore



Then Clare covers a Beverley Martyn song called Auntie Aviator - featuring myself on acoustic 12 string guitar and Matt Walker on some brilliant electric slide guitar. and Kaye gives us English Life.

Clare then takes us back to tv world with her paen to a  character from Angel called THE GROOSALUGG. The music was written by Stu Thomas.



The album continues with another instrumental from Kaye. 5468-JUMP. The title alludes to the time signatures the song moves through.



Then there is Kaye's epic CANYON with guitar heroics from guest player ASHLEY NAYLOR.

The album closes with Clares JUNKTIME. This song  first appeared on WE WUZ CURIOUS in 2008. Music by Clare and lyrics by me.



Shows have been going well. Castlemaine and Melbourne so far. We visit Adelaide Nov 3rd at the Wheatsheaf. Then Sydney at the Red rattler w/ Harry Howard and the NDE Dec 13th and the Heritage Hotel in Bulli w/ Jodi Phillis Dec 14th.
BRISBANE! BRISBANE -  Friday. (night) 21st February 2014 Queen St. Mall
                      Saturday (day) 22nd February 2014: Queen St. Mall
                      Sunday (approx. 3pm) 23rd February 2014: Powerhouse





THE DAMES have a facebook page of course https://www.facebook.com/thedamesmusic

The album is also available here http://thedames.bandcamp.com/ where the album can be a $15 digital copy or $20 for digital and a cd.

It is also available at itunes https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/the-dames/id691737894



Wednesday, September 11, 2013

singles and rarities available via paypal

We have some singles and albums available in very limited quantities.These are in cd format- not vinyl. Other rarities will be posted from time to time
As Max Miller was wont to say "there'll never be another!"

VERY limited number of this full length cd from 1998.A CLASSIC! Jewel case cover. This album is OUT ON ITS OWN!
read the story of this album



The excellent single from this album is also available in limited quantities. "Your masters must be pleased with you" comes in a jewel case cd format.



Handmade/hand printed single of "are we goin' too fast for love?" from 2001.
 

Hand made / hand printed single for MIDNIGHT TO DAWN from 2003.







Jewel case cd single from 1997. The last single from the Coral Snakes period. Comes with a "scratch'n'sniff" perfume tester card inside the case.








The original jewel case cd single cover for this single.





 

 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

playing every friday at the cornish arms in sydney rd brunswick

I experience all the varieties of joints wherein I can attempt to manifest the fatality of my life illusion (thanks to John Cowper Powys for that line), in a musical performance mode. After the sublime old ambience of the hall in the Barossa Valley and the warm embrace of the crowd at the Wheatsheaf in Adelaide, I am back on my head in Melbourne, treading some hard boards again. (as an aside, I spoke to a vintage couple as we packed up at the Wheatsheaf who were aghast at how INEXPENSIVE it was to get in -$25- to see us play and advised us to charge MUCH MORE!)
For the next three Fridays (that's the plan) I am fighting a  major battle at the Cornish arms in Sydney Rd Bunswick. Perhaps a major battle is putting it too grandly, lets call it a  police action or a jungle firefight. It's close , in-hand fighting anyway. I will have to dig in.
The situation is simple, I am playing a solo show. Two sets. Alone. Davey no mates. Me no amigos. Why the fighting imagery? Just stirring the pot really. I am there to stake the importance of the music in the setting. Theres a lot of staff and food flying through the room. I have to napalm that stuff from my mind.

I have selected my KYAIRI 12 string acoustic and my Ibanez archtop for the shows. I love the warm sound of the latter and the grand, ringing tones of the former. Putting them through my Crate acoustic amp which I have had for about 16 years and am always surpised by. Its powerful and clean. A sansamp set to FENDER helps with the archtop. An acoustic exciter sends the 12 string out ringing and chiming.

The first night I played was the evening prior to the election. There was also a football final on. The big screen. I withdrew into myself and my songs. I have a  lot of songs. Can easily outlast a  football game.I've also been revisiting a  lot of the songs I wrote during teh long, dark HOWARD years. Stuff like "I'm seein' demons", "your masters must be pleased with you", " twixt this world and the next" and "I am your humble servant".


I also played a lot of the songs I have recorded and am working on for my 2014 solo album. In the past I've always really written and arranged songs and then started to play them. Tightly, to a plan. These ones are still all wriggling around and changing. I played a lot of recent songs too.

This week I'm going to be playing a lot of songs from 1992's "I was the hunter and I was the prey". One of my faviourite albums, very dramatic.
We recorded it at the studio of Mathew Fisher in Croydon, London. Mathew played the beautiful organ part on  " a whiter shade of pale" when he  was in PROCOL HARUM.


When this album sat around for 2 years waiting to come out, I was totally devastated. It was the best thing I'd ever done and I was a ghost. I felt like Doc Holliday- supposedly dying of tb but still kicking, years later. This  grand lost moment was in my mind when we made "lure of the tropics" and "night of the wolverine". I had written and recorded these songs and lost them all somehow. Lost that band, the original Coral Snakes. Nothing could touch me.

Look out for the DAMES album coming out soon too. Its a great work. Bravo Clare Moore and Kaye Patterson and Barry Adamson.


the DAMES (Clare Moore writing and playing as part of a trio) play the Bridge Hotel in Castlemaine Saturday 14th September and launch their debut album Sunday, 2pm in the afternoon 29th September at the Northcote Social Club.
Special guests - the Morning After Girls.
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Every friday evening in september dave graney will be playing an acoustic solo set at the Cornish Arms in Sydney rd Brunswick.

Saturday Oct 26th, dave graney and the mistLY will be playing a show at the Post Office Hotel in Sydney rd COBURG.
Sunday Nov 3rd THE DAMES will be playing at the WHEATSHEAF HOTEL in Adelaide.

saturday nov 16th dave graney and the mistLY, YOU AM I , Hoodoo Gurus at Kings Park in Perth.
 
Friday 13th December the DAMES will be at the RED RATTLER in MARRICKVILLE, Sydney on a great double bill with HARRY HOWARD and the NDE
Saturday 14th December the DAMES will be at the HERITAGE HOTEL in BULLI on a great double bill with Jodi Phillis. .

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

south australian idyll - your masters must be pleased with you

We drove towards our South Australia on a  windy Thursday in August. Clare Moore hails from Adelaide and I sprung from the tumbledown , sodden earth around the bottom of the lower south east of the state. Close to Victoria.
The wind blew at us and around us. The van was rocking.
Exhausting time of it at the wheel.
The closer we got to South Australia, the more it all blew up. As the sky darkened and bruised we found ourselves in the hills below and around Adelaide.
It was so windy, EVEN THE TREES AND SCRUB OUTSIDE WERE BENDING AND SHAKING! (That never happens).
At 10pm we were holding a  steady course down a dirt road, looking for our accomodation in the Barossa Valley. Then, despite the quite warmish temperature,a  strange mist fell over the land.Visibility was low as we would through the hills on that unpaved road. We were looking for a  ssingle house- how many horror films had we seen with this beginning?
We cursed whoever had thought we would prefer this house to a more urban sited motel!
We saw the word "TRURO" on the map. (site of some terrible murders of schoolgirls in 1977) 
Then, as the road seemed to almost come a full circle and acquire some bitumen again, we doubled back and found our house.
A welcoming fire lighted the bed and breakfast and there was a spread of food waiting for us. I'm afraid we ate our words very quickly.
In the morning we awoke to see bunny rabbits hopping outside the full length windows, rolling hills and abundant bird life. Especially these cute little red tinged things.


The wind had gone and the sun shone.
Later , we went to look at the venue, which we intended to do as a duo as it had gotten into my mind as  a small, art gallery situation. Probably best to be unamplified.
How wrong we were! A large-ish old high ceilinged hall which had a pipe organ at the back of the stage. A beautiful machine that had had been torn out of Adelaide town hall and was headed for the scrap yard. Some enthusiasts had rescued it...
We set our gear up and got comfortable..


Beautiful wine and food of course. The dressing room was below the stage. The pipe organ continued down below as well. Like a large LOOM. Encased in glass.

The show was very enjoyable. Love playing in old halls like that. I played electric and acoustic guitar and sang with Clare, who had some percussion as well.

I had never been to the Barossa befiore. Beautiful place. Like Northern NSW without the hippies. Perhaps it helped that there'd been a lot of rain and it was the greenest I'd ever seen South Australia as well. Incomprehensible that the tourist ads for this delightful area are soundtracked by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds "red right Hand." Intimations of murder and the like. What were they thinking?

The next day we drove to Adelaide where we met up with Stuart and Stu. We played a rowdy couple of sets at our favourite venue, the Wheatsheaf, in THEBARTON. Run by a group of women who just know how to do things properly. Fits 100 people. No pokies, no sports screens. Just people coming who are into music. And they pay to get in.

Playing in South Australia is great for me. People tune into my language there like nowhere else. They know what I'm sayin'!
We did two shows. Sunday was a 4pm start. Both shows would have been two and a  half hours of performance. Exhausting but exhilarating. Rejuvenating. We played lot of songs over the weekend. I love playing songs from albums we've put out over the years. We are doing "twixt this world and the next", "I'm seein' Demons" , "your masters must be pleased with you" and "I am your humble servant". All HOWARD ERA songs of envy and bitterness. Seems that's where we're headed again.



the DAMES (Clare Moore writing and playing as part of a trio) play the Bridge Hotel in Castlemaine Saturday 14th September and launch their debut album Sunday, 2pm in the afternoon 29th September at the Northcote Social Club.
Special guests - the Morning After Girls.
 .
Every friday evening in september dave graney will be playing an acoustic solo set at the Cornish Arms in Sydney rd Brunswick.


Monday, August 12, 2013

byron bay - thrills on an epic scale!!!!!!

We did Splendour in the Grass/byron bay- as part of the FORUM events. Places where people spoke about issues. Other people involved?
Julian Assange, John Safran, Ben Lee, Marieke Hardy, Tim Rogers, Lisa Mitchell, many , many others.

The FORUM area was a little oasis of shade and shelter. We were there for 3 days and occasionally ventured into the vast entertainment area...





It apparently rained a lot on the Thursday night. A solid 3 hours. the show opened on the Friday. Mud was kind of baked and not unpleasant to walk on. Rubber boots were a fashion item...



It was a very young and hardy crowd , though. The bill was very pop. Good to see people enjoying a  lot of new music.
The site was 20 minutes in a  car from Byron Bay. A good site once you got there.

Apparently the Gold Coast airport area was littered with abandoned gum boots as the crowd flew home. 

We then hung around the town for a few days...










Our next appointment was the Byron Bay writers festival. I was on a few panels with the very amusing Judith Lucy and the Bedroom Philosopher. Did a great gig/talk in a  cafe with Lucky Oceans and  saw many wonderful writers and thinkers in action. Had  a great time.

Friday August 30th - dave graney and clare moore will be playing at the Barossa Regional gallery in Tanunda SA
Saturday August 31st and Sunday Sept 1st dave graney and the mistLY will be playing at the Wheatsheaf in Adelaide , SA.
the DAMES (Clare Moore writing and playing as part of a trio) play the Bridge Hotel in Castlemaine Saturday 14th September and launch their debut album Sunday afternoon 29th September at the Northcote Social Club.
Every friday evening in september dave graney will be playing an acoustic solo set at the Cornish Arms in Sydney rd Brunswick.




FEARFUL WIGGINGS

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

rock'n'roll is where I hide/- 2011 "vintage classics/ re recordings" on LIBERATION

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SUPERMODIFIED - August 2010 remixed/re-sung/re-strung//remastered/replayed comp via PAYPAL

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also available as a digital album

Knock yourself (2009)-first ever dg solo set-filthy electro r&b-available via Paypal- $20

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available as a digital album too

We Wuz Curious (2008)-blazing R&B jazz pop album available via paypal-$20

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UNAVAILABLE-COMPLETELY SOLD OUT!!!
AVAILABLE AS A DIGITAL album

Keepin' It Unreal-(2006)-minimalist/lyrical vibes,bass and 12 string set - available $20 via Paypal

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Hashish and Liquor (2005 double disc by Dave Graney and Clare Moore) available via Paypal $25

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UNAVAILABLE-COMPLETELY SOLD OUT!!!
Single album HASHISH available as a digital release

Heroic Blues- "folk soul" set from 2002-Available $20 via Paypal

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UNAVAILABLE ! Completely sold out!

Night of the Wolverine-1993-Reissued 2004 w/extra tracks from the future-available $20 via paypal

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It is written,baby-book released 1997- available $10 via paypal

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