We played our second show at ATP on the Sunday at 6:45 pm.
This time it was in the middle sized room and we played a rock'n'roll set with Malcolm Ross on guitar alongside Clare, Stu Thomas and me.
The set went like this....
We need a champion
night of the wolverine
everything was legendary with Robert
death by a thousand sucks
I got myself a beautiful nightmare
everybody does what they want to
my schtick weighs a ton
I'm a good hater
this is the deadest place I've ever died in
rock'n'roll is where I hide
A review of the festival.
There were people who knew different songs from different periods.
A woman came up who'd seen the Moodists play at Harlow College with the Go Betweens in 1984. A couple of people had been at the Hacienda in the same year and other people at Oxford and another couple at a club in West London.
When I'd spoken with Marc Riley I'd talked about the Moodists and he remembered the name - it was the only reference point people have for us - I'd casually said we'd had a breakthrough album with Wolverine in 1993. I forgot to say we got to a new audience who didn't know or need to know anything about the Moodists. It was weird. In that 90s period all our peers, like the former members Go Betweens and David McComb, couldn't get out of the 80s. They were stuck there. Eventually they reconstituted and retooled themselves. We were scot free.
Hilarious podcast where two ATP festival pundits encounter and describe our THING.
- 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