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Current album Dave Graney and the mistLY LYVE AT BYRDS. Two albums in 2020, "Dave Graney and Clare Moore In Concert with Robin Casinader" and "Dave Graney and Clare Moore with Georgio "the dove" Valentino and Malcolm Ross". Two albums in 2019. ONE MILLION YEARS DC by Dave Graney and Clare Moore and ZIPPA DEEDOO WHAT IS/WAS THAT/THIS? from Dave Graney and the mistLY. 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 Dickey Betts, John Cippolina or Grant Green - but not in this lifetime, I know.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

rock'n'roll is where I hide/1001 australian nights tour dates


Dave Graney and the Lurid Yellow Mist live and work out of Melbourne Australia. Dave Graney and drummer Clare Moore played with the Moodists from 1978 to 1986. They then played with the White Buffaloes/Coral Snakes from 1987-1997.

Rock’n Roll Is Where I Hide” is a collection of electric rock’n’roll re-recordings of a dozen Graney classics. Dave describes it as “our 3rd debut album”.

"I mean your debut album is the one where the band knows the material inside out and just lays it down in the studio without even thinking. They know it so well.
The songs on this record are songs that we’ve been playing, on and off, for a very long time. Sometimes, we went for a decade without touching them. Then we came back to them from a different direction. By ‘we”, I mean myself and Clare Moore who are the only ones to play on any of the original recordings. Stu Thomas has played bass with us since 2004. Stuart Perera has played guitar with us since 1998 , when he joined us as a teenager. Mark Fitzgibbon is a jazz powerhouse who we first played with in London many years ago in the Moodists. They mostly learned the songs at rehearsal from me going over the arrangements on a guitar. Years ago. Then we kept playing them into different shapes. For some, we might have listened to the original recordings. Mostly, we wanted to play them a bit differently and sometimes they just grew to be different.”

“To mix the record we asked Victor Van Vugt (PJ Harvey, Beth Orton, Augie March) in New York City, who had left Australia with the Moodists many years ago and also produced our 1995 cd, ‘The Soft’n’Sexy Sound’ “ - Dave Graney.

Rock’n Roll Is Where I Hide” will be available from your favorite music vendor on Friday April 15th, 2011 through Liberation Music.

As well as the album Dave Graney is also about to publish his memoirs in book form: '1001 Australian Nights' has the legendary rock showman taking us on a journey about growing up, finding your voice and hitting the right pitch. In August 1977, Dave sets off on a road-trip from small-town Australia, a young man fired up by punk rock, outside of life and looking for a way in. When he loses the map Graney finds his groove, then twists and turns his way through three decades as a working artist. This is no standard rock'n'roll trip; it's Graney up close, out there and on his game. Published by Affirm Press & available from your favorite book vendors Monday April 4th.

will be performing the music of 'Rock'n Roll Is Where I Hide' at the following fine venues:

Thurs May 5th THE BENDED ELBOW, Yarra St, Geelong VIC
PH: 03 5229 4477 www.oztix.com.au

Frid May 6th THE BENDED ELBOW, Lydiard Street, Ballarat VIc
PH: 03 5332 1811 www.oztix.com.au

Sat May 7th The Northcote Social Club, 301 High Street,
Northcote, VIC
w/- special guests Go Go Sapien.
Ticket enquiries PH:: (03) 9486 1677
or purchase direct from The Corner Box Office, 57 Swan St, Richmond

Sat May 14th THE REPUBLIC BAR, Elizabeth St, North Hobart TAS
PH: 03 6234 6954 www.republicbar.com or www.moshtix.com.au

Thurs May 19th Notes, 75 Enmore Road -Newtown, NSW
PH: (02) 9557 5111 www.noteslive.net.au

Fri May 20th The Vault, 146 George Street - Windsor NSW
PH: (02) 4587 8146 www.vault146.com.au/

Sat May 21st Coogee Diggers, cnr Carr & Byron St, Coogee, NSW
PH: 02 9665 4466 www.coogeediggers.com.au

Sun May 22nd THE CLARENDON HOTEL, Katoomba NSW
PH: 02 4782 1322 www.clarendonguesthouse.com.au

Thurs May 26th Lizottes, 4/5 629 Pittwater Road, Dee Why NSW
PH: 02 9984 9933 www.lizottes.com.au

Fri May 27th Lizottes, Central Coast, Lot 3 Avoca Drive, Kincumber NSW
PH: 02 4368 2017 www.lizottes.com.au

Sat May 28th Lizottes, Newcastle , 31 Morehead St, Lambton NSW
PH: 02 4368 2017 www.lizottes.com.au

Thurs June 2nd THE GOLLAN HOTEL, 73 Keen Street, Lismore NSW
Show info www.sideshowpresents.com.au

Fri June 3rd THE Jubilee Hotel, 470 st pauls terrace,
Fortitude Valley QLD
PH: 1300 762 545 www.oztix.com.au

Sat June 4th SOL BAR, Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast QLD
Show info and tickets: www.oztix.com.au

Ph: 02 6685 6454 www.oztix.com.au

Friday 17th June Westernport Hotel - San Remo Victoria

Saturday 18th June- Baha Tacos
- Rye Victoria

Friday 24th June the Loft Warrnambool Vic

Sat 25th June- the Wheatsheaf Hotel - Adelaide

Sunday 26th June- Semaphore Workers Club- SA

Thursday 30th June- Transit Bar - Canberra

Sunday 3rd July- Williamstown RSL


For further album & tour information & interview opportunities regarding the
Rock ‘n Roll Is Where I Hide’ album by Dave Graney
Please contact Mushroom Group Promotions
Melbourne: 03 8687 1353 | Sydney: 02 8356 1299 |
Or Email info@mgpromotions.com.au
National Project Publicist; Sarah Morgan 03 9695 7824/0408 540 019 or sarahm@mgpromotions.com.au
Blog: http://mushroomgroup.wordpress.com/

For further information & interview opportunities regarding the publication
1001 Australian Nights” by Dave Graney
Please contact Zeitgeist Media Group:
Benython Oldfield 02 8060 9715/0410 355 790 benython@zeitgeistmediagroup.com

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

First Tuesday Book Club March 15th ABCtv

I was invited to be a guest on the First Tuesday Book Club and it was filmed in mid January.Based around "cult" books, I had to answer some questions and provide my idea of a cult book. This was when they first approached me. Had to give some information. I dashed it off pretty quick and sent it off in November. Forgot what I'd said by the time it got to taping the show. Jennifer Byrne had it fresh in her mind and I was scrambling to stay on deck and on topic.

This is my cult resume....

1. Describe your top pick for cult novel - and why.
Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow by M Barnard Eldershaw.
Why? A sci fi novel written in Sydney during WW2 by two women, writing as one name. Very modernist. Censored at the time of release. Features a narrative of a writer in the future reading a book he has written about events in Sydney in the past . Leading to the vague, drifting Utopian world they inhabit. Touches on the joys of a writer in the midst of creation when he is in possession and is possessed by a story . Also quite political. The USA offers Japan, Australia at the end of the war, I think.

2. Is the time of your life you read it crucial? Must you be somewhere under 30 - in your teens, likely - when you have your first exposure?

I read in it my 40s. It wasn't widely available and was re released by VIRAGO, not an imprint I was drawn toward when I was younger for some reason. More the accessibility in this case.

3. Does a cult book have to have a broader social impact, capturing the zeitgeist of a time, of others being switched on to the same idea eg Less Than Zero or Fight Club. Or can it be utterly personal?

I like hidden, occult things which escaped the clammy touch of their times. I get the same freshness from reading Patrick Whites stories. And David Fosters.

4. Can bestsellers count? Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh has sold over a million copies, is it still cult? Lord of the Rings is considered cult by many ...

Books which have had a long life are great. Continual re discovery. Best sellers? No, i don't think they can count. Damaged goods. Shop soiled merch for the most part. I saw a sign outside Collected Works bookshop in Melbourne saying that the Bestsellers of the day will all be forgotten and small print books and pamphlets will live forever. And change the world.

5. How much does the lifestyle or excesses of the AUTHOR contribute to making a book cultish? (with extra points given to authors who die young and tragically) Or is it fundamentally about the grip it has on the imagination of the READER?

Some writers are possessed of good looks and dark glamour. Some, like Hemingway, are talked up (and down) by a lousy crowd and a lot of people never approach them. People who might probably love his stuff. I'm not impressed by dribbling drunks or dope fiends. Though some hop heads write great poetry when they are infused with the drama of their scoring and fixing.

6. Is achieving cult status something that happens spontaneously or can publishers create or concoct a cult book?

Yes, spontaneously- though pr companies all try for that authentic note.

7. Truman Capote famously said that Jack Kerouac was "not writing, but typing" - does the quality of the writing count

Well, there is someone like HP Lovecraft or JG Ballard who can, and have been parodied but their actual writing will live on for years.

8. Do you ever go back to a cult book? Or do you suck it up then put it aside, knowing you can never pass this way again

Sometimes I go back and have another look. Never the same feeling of entering the unknown so I don't often think to do it.

9. Do you think less of someone who doesn't share your passion for a cult book? (eg The Alchemist/Chariots of the Gods) And more if they do?
Well it's nice to share an enthusiasm but I don't demand it.

10. Cult books make lousy films. Discuss!

Not always true. Terry Gillams "fear and loathing" was a good film. The director had a feel for the times. Naked Lunch by that Canadian director was good too. He put it in a more biographical direction. "The sheltering Sky" by Bertolucci was a nice try but Paul Bowles's books are unfilmable, I think. Leave them alone.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

rock n roll is where I hide /1001 australian nights album-book tour dates

Saturday 26th March
National Theatre - Braidwood, NSW

Thursday 31st March- Dave Graney and Clare Moore playing bass and drums for Harry Howards NDE at the Old Bar- Fitzroy.

Monday 4th April

8am 3RRR, Breakfasters
The Circle, Ch 10 LIVE IN STUDIO

Friday 8th  April Dave Graney and Clare Moore playing bass and drums for Harry Howards NDE at the CHERRY BAR- Melbourne.

Saturday 9th April- Clare Moore playing with the Ukeladies at the Old Bar- Fitzroy.

Thursday 14th April
Reading ?pm House of Refreshment Level 1, Abbotsford Convent, Heliers St 
Abbotsford VIC 3067 p. 03 9419 5255      

Sat 16th April - Clare Moore playing with the Hired Guns at the Retreat.
Dave Graney appearing as part of a  group of musicians for INTERNATIONAL RECORD STORE DAY at Basement Discs in Melbourne. 

Thursday 28th April
  -1.15pm The Wheeler Centre
Topic: “Will the social networks bring back an interest in the future/ the unknown?”
176 Little Lonsdale Street  Melbourne 3000 (03) 9094 7800

6.30pm Reading at Readings, St Kilda .
112 Acland St, St Kilda

Saturday 30th April

1-2pm - Reading at TITLE
Sydney Rd Brunswick           

5-6pm Williamstown Literary Festival
Old Council Chamber @ Williamstown Town Hall,
Ferguson Street, Williamstown

Thursday 5th May - Bended Elbow- GEELONG.
Friday 6th May- Bended Elbow - Ballarat.

Saturday 7th May
- CD LAUNCH for ROCK N ROLL I WHERE I HIDE at the Northcote Social Club .Go Go Sapien open the show.

Friday 13th May - the LOFT- Launceston
Saturday 14th May- the Republic Bar- Hobart

Thursday 19th May
3pm Better Read Than Dead Book Signing
265 King St, Newtown   

Notes, Newtown
75 Enmore Road Newtown, 2042 (02) 9557 5111      

Friday 20th May

The Vault, Windsor
146 George Street Windsor NSW 2765 (02) 4587 8146

Saturday 21st May
Coogee Diggers
Corner of Carr and Byron St Coogee, NSW, Australia 2034 02 9665 4466

Sunday 22nd May
Hotel Gearin
273 Great Western Highway Katoomba, Blue Mountains 2780 02 4782 4395

Monday 23rd May
7.30pm Ariel Booksellers Launch.
42 Oxford Street PADDINGTON NSW 2021

Thursday 26th May
Lizottes, Sydney
4/5 629 Pittwater Rd Dee Why NSW 02 9984 9933

Friday 27th May
Lizottes, Central Coast
Lot 3 Avoca Drive Kincumber  NSW  2251 02 4368 2017      

Saturday 28th May

2pm Reading @ McClean’s Booksellers 
69 Beaumont Street, Hamilton NSW 2303 p. 02 4969 2525      

Gig: Lizottes, Newcastle
31 Morehead St Lambton  NSW 2299 02 4368 2017      

Monday 30th May

Maitland Library READING
480 High Street, Maitland

Wed 1st June solo show at the Hoey Moey- COFFS HARBOUR
Thurs 2nd June Gollan Hotel 73 Keen st Lismore (solo show)
Friday 3rd June The Flood Collective - Lismore
Saturday 4th June Old Museum - Brisbane
Sunday 5th June- Great Northern - Byron bay-

Thursday 9th - Sunday 12th June- WA dates TBA. 

Friday 17th June Westernport Hotel - San Remo Victoria
Saturday 18th June- Bah Tacos - Rye Victoria

Friday 24th June the Loft Warrnambool Vic
Sat 25th June- the Wheatsheaf Hotel - Adelaide
Sunday 26th June- Semaphore Workers Club- SA

Thursday 30th June- Transit Bar - Canberra

Sunday 3rd July- Williamstown RSL

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Questions and answers for Australian Bookseller Magazine.

An edited version of this article is in the current edition, along with a review.The writer notes that "some have said" my music is more style than content. Nobody has ever said that. The book is about the style and the content and the tone.

1. How did 1001 Australian Nights came about? Was it something you’d been working on for some time—or were you made an offer you couldn’t refuse that got you writing?

It was an idea that seemed to make sense one day and I started on it, handwriting in a big old blank hardcover book and then I typed it into a computer later on, after I got the feel and shape of it.

I wanted to write the story of my life as a musician and include the flow of the lyrical side of it that I'd been putting out on all my albums. It was a story I'd been writing within my songs and I thought I'd earth it and make a longer piece of it. Only my adult life a s a musician though.

2. Could you talk us through your writing process? You drew on tour diaries for parts of it (specifically the tours with Nick Cave and Henry Wagons). How else did you go about collating or accessing your memories?

Well I like to read books by musicians. Not really by people writing about music so much, very few have any empathy for the players. Miles davis autobiography is great, Charles Mingus, Wreckless Eric, Louis Armstrongs dope dealer ,(also a player) Mezz Mezzrow wrote a really good one. Julian Cope, Zodiac Mindwarp.

I don't like nostalgic things much and its disappointing how much of modern music is driven by it. I'm not really that much of a household name that I think the minuteae of my personal life is worth putting under peoples noses and , in a way, all stories of bands and players are the same. Archetypal stuff. So I tried t write my story in a mythological way at the beginning. the times when I launched into a life of music. I don't come from a rich background nor did I have any higher education. In the world of music this is a bit of an oddity as they're all silver spoon types so I thought it might be interesting to trace where I got the bright idea to be a player. I don't mention many peoples names and tried to keep it interior and mythic. people feeling around in the dark. I wasn't being demeaning or disrespectful to any of my comrades.I hope.
The book is in two parts.One reflective in a long shot style and the other more sharply focussed,recent events.What I thought I was doing and what I think I'm doing.

3. Your love of literature is evident in this memoir. It has a Kerouac-like road trip feel; noir stylings of a hard-boiled novel; and you make wonderful use of the run-on sentence in the section headed I Who Know the Others. Are there any particular writers that inspired your memoir? And would you consider turning to fiction—perhaps a crime novel?

A lot of the book is about where I copped my tone. Tone is everything in music and writing. I love Guillaume Apollinaire and Arthur Rimbaud for their fearless, heroic bravado I love the pulp writers from the 30s to the 80s! I really love the australian poet Robert Gray and his recent book, "the country I came through last" was a great inspiration. Those of us who loved his work would have really tuned into it and, in a way got a bit disappointed when he finally earthed his poems with the real events of his life. He brought it all down for us. Its great. i also love david Foster, especially his recent "sons of the rumour".

4. Sartorial ensembles feature almost as characters in their own right in this memoir. You’re obviously a stylish dude. If ‘clothes maketh the man, what clothes maketh Dave Graney?

I dont talk about this shit.

5. I understand there will be a ‘greatest hits’ album released to coincide with the memoir’s publication and numerous live shows across the country. What else will you be doing to publicise this memoir?

I've recorded an album for Liberation of all my favourite songs (of mine) from the 90s. Its called "rock'n'roll is where I hide. Its kind of a greatest hits but a also a re recording. Its a real rock'n'roll album with my band "the Lurid yellow Mist". its not a sad, acoustic set. All musicians who out records find that they are playing the songs so much better a year later. This will be about fifteen years later for the most part. We know the shit inside out, above and below. Its my third debut album. Its got flow and bounce and thats what I like.

6. Finally, what was the last book you read and loved?

I have discovered a 1920s british writer called AE Coppard. I have read one called "adam and eve and pinch me" and 'clorinda walks in heaven". I find his writing pretty astounding. He has sentences that other people labour over through whole books to express.

Dave Graney and Clare Moore with Georgio "the dove" Valentino and Malcolm Ross

Dave Graney and Clare Moore with Robin Casinader - In Concert


Starts with a Kinksy groover sketching a 21st century populist tyrant who coasts in power on waves of public resentment at those on the lowest rungs of the ladder (He Was A Sore Winner). Sweeps across a sci fi terrain with nods to songs in the sand at the end of the world (Pop Ruins) and nods to the ties that bind in the underground communities (Comrade Of Pop and Where Did All The Freaks Go?). Songs about intense, long relationships, defunct technology that didn’t answer back, severe social status definition (I’m Not Just Any Nobody), people wandering through your mind as if it was a garage sale, the anxiety of the long running showman (wide open to the elements again) and ends with a song that’s “a little bit Merle Haggard and a little bit Samuel Beckett”. " Edith Grove! Powis Square! 56 Hope Road! Petrie Terrace!.. The Roxy! The Odeon! Apollo! Palais! Olympia! The Whisky! Detroit Grande!” Pop Ruins!"


ZIPPA DEEDOO WHAT IS/WAS THAT/THIS? (The title comes from the chorus of “Song Of Life” ) is a classic rock’n’roll album. Classic if you lived through what has become known as ”the classic rock era” as it rolled out new and even broke onto the beachhead and morphed into punk. That’s the direction Dave Graney and Clare Moore have always been coming from. They have spent their lives schooled by and immersed in rock ‘n’ roll culture. Neither attended higher education and they dived in deep and kept swimming. From the Moodists through the Coral Snakes /White Buffaloes to the mistLY This is an album with their band, Dave Graney and the mistLY. Stuart Perera has played guitar with them since 1998 and Stu Thomas on bass since 2004. MARCH 2019 ZIPPA DEEDOO WHAT IS/WAS THAT/THIS? 2019 album out on Compact Disc - available here via mail order...
If you are from outside of Australia and wish to purchase a Compact Disc copy of ZIPPA DEEDOO WHAT IS/WAS THAT/THIS? please use this button (different postage)



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


Keepin' It Unreal-(2006)-minimalist/lyrical vibes, bass, 12 string set - CDs sold out - digital only

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

Single album HASHISH available as a digital release

Heroic Blues- "folk soul" set from 2002-Availableas a digital album via BandCamp

UNAVAILABLE ! Completely sold out!

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