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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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.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

FEARFUL WIGGINGS album preview show in Melbourne this Friday May 2nd then EVERYWHERE

Cover pick by Tony Mahony. I bought the shoes the day before and the shirt a couple of days before that. Tony called as I was on a train into town, suggesting we do the cover shoot so its not really a  posed or styled shot.

I'd started the recording in early 2013, looking at being pretty occupied with the DAMES and HARRY HOWARD and the NDE for most of the year. Recorded all the songs on acoustic guitar with a few mics at different places as well as an amp in another room and a DI.

Didn't think of the final FORM of the songs, just wanted to work my way out from inside them.

Ran into Lisa Gerrard (Dead Can Dance) at a film music event and she invited me to do the vocals at her studio in country Victoria.



 The full story of that session is here.

Then I got in touch with Nick Harper, a UK player who had asked me to sing on a song on his 2013 album RIVEN.
I'm on a track called THE BEGINNING IS NIGH

Both instances involved other artists reaching to me from out of nowhere. I was very touched and inspired. (Nick had dedicated his album to Killing Joke and me...)
Nick's guitar parts are amazing. (He plays on two songs)

I'd been listening to a lot of 70s UK Folk for years and really wanted that ambience. Nicks father, Roy, was one of the stellar architects of that scene.




I worked on the recordings through 2013 , adding vibes and bass xylophone played by Clare Moore. Otherwise it's all me on guitars , bass, keys and some beats. I was always reaching for the Bo Diddley feel - such as in EVERYTHING WAS LEGENDARY WITH ROBERT.




The clip was conceived, directed and edited by MICHAEL VALE and DONNA McRAE who had done an equally stellar clip for THE DAMES. We had worked on the film JOHNNY GHOST with Michael and DONNA and hope to continue thet association on their next project. They came up with the seance/ spiritualist elements and the George Melies tribute effects.

I spoke to a friend in the UK and he urged me to get it mastered outside of Australia. I looked around at records of recent years I'd enjoyed and settled on Roger Siebel at SAE in Arizona as I loved the two most recent Bill Callahan albums, Apocalypse and DREAM RIVER.

Here is the track listing...

1. A WOMAN SKINNIES A MAN UP
2. EVERYTHING WAS LEGENDARY WITH  ROBERT 
3. HOW CAN YOU GET OUT OF LONDON?
4. COUNTRY ROADS, UNWINDING
5. FLOWER OF THE EARTH
6. FEARFUL WIGGINGS
7. I’M THE STRANGER IN TOWN
8. JE EST UN AUTRE
9. LOOK INTO MY SHADES
10. I KNOW YOU CAN’T SEE ME
11. EVERYTHING IS PERFECT IN IT’S  BEGINNING
12. THE OLD DOCKLANDS WHEEL
13. I WAS THERE

The itunes version has three exclusive tracks that we recorded.

14  I need some scratch
15  Kiss tomorrow goodbye
16  Aristocratic jive.

If you pre-order the album , it costs $13.99

https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/fearful-wiggings/id844777824

We're playing in a different style and tempo, many different songs from the past and in some DIFFERENT kinds of venues.

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“In Concert” tour by Dave Graney 2014 –





May 2nd - album preview party the WORKERS CLUB, FITZROY w/ the OCean Party

May 17th Baby Black Café Bacchus Marsh Vic

June 12th Bridge Hotel - Castlemaine w/ teeth and tongue

June 20th City Band Hall Mt Gambier

June 21 and 22 Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide

June 26th Brass Monkey , Cronulla -w/ the Glammarays

June 27th Royal Exchange, Newcastle -

June 28th Milton theatre, Milton NSW -w/ the Glammarays

June 29th the Bunker, Coogee - NSW

July 3rd  Camelot, Marrickville - NSW w/ the Glammarays

July 4th  Smiths Alternative Bookshop Canberra -     

July 5th  Rad, Wollongong NSW

July 6th  Six String Brewery Central Coast - NSW

July 11th SS&A club - ALBURY NSW
July 12th Deans Martian Café , Deans Marsh VIC

July 18th Brisbane – Beetle Bar – July 18th QLD

July 19th Solbar, Maroochydore, QLD

July 20th Byron Bay – The Great Northern



MORE DATES TO FOLLOW.....Hope to see everybody there. It's a FEARFULLY WIGGING time to be a touring musician. Be nice to have some company! If you're game.











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

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

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

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

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


UNAVAILABLE ! Completely sold out!

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