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

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

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Mercury Years, The: 1994 - 1997 (4cd) - Graney, Dave 'n' the Coral Snakes - this box is being shipped now

This 4 disc box is available now.
This specially curated four CD set compiles Dave Graney N The Coral Snakes three albums between 1994-1997. "You Wanna Be There But You Don't Wanna Travel" (1994), "The Soft N Sexy Sound" (1995) and "The Devil Drives" (1997).
The box set also includes a custom-compiled collection of rarities from the era titled "Crayfish Palace Royalty"; B-Sides, rarities and assorted tracks that weren't included on the final recordings.

It is ridiculously cheap at $25 and lower. 
It was kind of Liam to consult us about the artwork and we compiled the rarities disc.
It was great working with a large company and I'd do it again like a  shot. the pr reach and the distribution. Nothing like diving into a machine!

I loved all the recordings. We did "you wanna be there..." in Metropolis in South Melbourne with Tony Cohen. Didn't have a single thought of changing the track listing or remixing anything. Tony is a master and has so many old school skills.

"The Soft'n'sexy sound" was done at the same place with Victor Van Vugt, again. Sounds perfect to me. Victor had left Australia with the Moodists in 1984 and also worked with us on "rock'n'roll is where I hide" , our re-recordings album for Liberation in 2011.

"The Devil Drives" was recorded at KISS studios (formerly Platinum) at the Toorak Rd end of Chapel street. Up near the Channel ten building. Clare and I took it to London to mix with David Ruffy and lucked into the house engineer at Matrix Maison Rouge who was just brilliant. Leading up to that session we'd met with a lot of big name local dudes and Kenny was so creative, so easy going and so great that it was totally enjoyable.

Of the records we've made I love THE DEVIL DRIVES, THE DAVE GRANEY SHOW, WE WUZ CURIOUS and YOU'VE BEEN IN MY MIND the most. Like I said, I love them all and play songs from all over the place but those ones have real poise and focus.

Album title : Crayfish Palace Royalty. The rarities disc.
General internal attitude : Dave Graney always had too many songs. Also always thought you had to leave everything on the field- on each album. Put it all out!
"Don't puddle up on me, china" – From the Devil Drives session. A great groove that was just too long – at over 7 minutes. The title is saying “don’t start cryin’ on me, mate”
“Sanctuary cove”
“Theme from the quim hunters!”
“$2.00 hookers"
"What kind of fool are you?"
“partial to the game”
“we're here to go”
All  songs left off from the Devil Drives. $2.00 hookers “Sanctuary Cove and “Partial to the Game” feature Frank Bennett in his best Sinatra tones as guest monologue stylist. Playing out some Sinatra scenes. (He also appeared on the actual album on the song “Biker in Business Class”).
"The confessions of Serge Gainsbourg"
"It's your crowd I hate"
These two songs were on the b-side of the “I’m gonna release your soul” single. The first is an instrumental “day in the life of a French pop star song. (Sound effected Concept by Dave Graney- music by the Coral Snakes) and the second song was expanded to “Morrison Floorshow” a year later.
"Late, late, late"
Written and sung by keyboard player Robin Casinader.
"the Lady from Bangkok"
"Pillow talk" (sylvia robinson) 
"java la grande (celestial boogie)"
"32-20 blues" (robert johnson)
All songs recorded in creative afterburn from the “you wanna be there…” sessions at Atlantis studios in Sth Melbourne, mixed by Tony Cohen.
"the Expatriate Trip"
Left off from the Soft’n’ Sexy Sound album.
"showbusiness" (AC/DC)
A cover for a tribute album that was impolitely ignored.


Nugget said...

G'day Dave,

Love your work mate. Long time listener, first time caller. What about vinyl squire? Any chances?

Chris "Nugget" Neave

the savage sportsman said...

No chance of vinyl I'm afraid. I'd rather make a new recording


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 and 12 string set - available $20 via Paypal

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-Available $20 via Paypal

UNAVAILABLE ! Completely sold out!

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