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

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

Sunday, June 30, 2013

july 2013 - lucky to be playing in some northern sub tropical climes

Five nights went by very happily at the Butterfly Club. It was quite an emotional set of songs to do most nights, focussing on songs written with the streets I grew up in, in mind. Or maybe I'm just getting more emotional as the years stack up on me.

The set went like this

I ain't natural (2010)
I don't wanna know myself (2012)
where the trees walk downhill (1980)
swingy george (1983)
chads car (1981)
I caught my heel in a crack of time (1990)
that the way its gonna be (1993)
you had to be drunk ( 2008)
three dead passengers in a stolen second hand Ford (1993)
out there in the night of time (1993)
mt gambier night (2012)

and some nights I played a new song called "how can you get out of London?" London is the other place I am obsessed with.
I have recorded this song and the album it sits with should come out some time next year. Its pretty much finished. I recorded all the acoustic guitar tracks for it in January this year and did a couple of amazing days with Lisa Gerrard at her studio recording my vocals. She's a force of nature and totally inspired me.
Some of the tracks have a pop feel with bass vibes and xylophone, bass and electric guitars and percussion added. A third of the album will be pretty stark acoustic guitar and vocal in nature. Lisas microphones and pre amps are deluxe. Great spread of sound in a  room, like a 50s Country album.
It sounds great.

On the EARLY FOLK shows I played my maton six string to begin, then my K Yairi 12 string and then this lovely Ibanez Salvador which I scored in April...

Its got a lovely  hollow sound. Pretty delicate thing so it'll be strictly for solo shows. Probably not for travelling either.

A lot of this year has been spent working on my book, the FUNG. Been through a few drafts. I am almost happy with it. Still to go through another editing session. The cover is all ready. The book is dense. In both meanings of the word. I hope it gets to be a reality. Who knows?

With the Moodists show, the Coral Snakes reissue , the  EARLY FOLK shows and the DAMES imminent album release, it's been a half year of great challenges.
Harry Howard and the NDE recorded a new album in June. Twelve amazingly great songs from Harry. Clare and I learned 6 of them just before we recorded them.
I have also begun a rap duo with Will Hindmarsh from GoGo Sapien called WAM and DAZ and we have recorded 6 or so joints . Wam is mixing that.

Very demanding shows and reconstitutions. Clare is often saying that musicians have no need to bungee jump or throw themselves out of planes. We do that sort of shit all the time...

We are in Darwin on July 6th at the Railway Workers Club.

Then

July 12th dave graney and the mistLY are at the Prince of Wales Hotel front bar in Fitzroy street st kilda.

July 18th THE DAMES are at the Retreat Hotel in Sydney Rd Brunswick.
Friday August 30th - dave graney and clare moore will be playing in Tanunda SA
Saturday August 31st and Sunday Sept 1st dave graney and the mistLY will be playing at the Wheatsheaf in Adelaide , SA.

Every friday evening in september dave graney will be playing an acoustic solo set at the Cornish Arms in Sydney rd Brunswick.
















3 comments:

vonnjourno said...

Great performance tonight on that dodgy new show hosted by the questionable Mr Rogers. The Banana- Bender dude made a good fist of his spoken word piece, but everything else; Jeez, the unbearable lightness of jazz but no swing from the vocalists. Why not? The drummer was there.
You've certainly mastered the negative charge of aesthetic energy deal. That leather hat! And dear God, those strides! 10 out of 10, Sir. Did you know in advance what the Rogers person planned to wear?
The overall feel was WW2 black marketeer/ Village Person.
I didn't mind your old amiable country butcher look but hey, gotta move with the times. The acoustic 12 was a nice touch, dash of Fred Neil.

the savage sportsman said...

"amiable country butcher"? When was I wearing a blood stained off white singlet with a straw in my mouth? I think Tim did a great job shifitng between all the gears on that show. I had to go to a pub , along with all the crew, to see it. A pub with that cable channel. I thought the rock'n'roll people brought some heavy skills to the show.

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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

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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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