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.

Friday, May 10, 2013

notes about those songs in a looser style

"The Postman always rings twice" was  a 1934 paperback novel by James M Cain and a movie in 1946 with John Garfield and Lana Turner.
I've always loved the book and spent a  great part of the early 80strying to find Cains books in second hand shops from Melbourne to London.

I wrote the song in 1987, just after the Moodists stopped working. Living in London - never intending to ever return to Australia. I made a demo of  paying acoustic guitar with Mark Fitzgibbon on piano. He was a jazz player living in London at the same time whom we met through mutual friends.
I thought it would be too distracting to call the song after the books title so it existed as "between times" Played it live with the original London Coral Snakes in 1987/88.

Eventually we recorded it in 1998 for "the Dave Graney Show" , an album we gave to Festival records. It had Mark Fitzgibbon on piano again, he had returned to Australia as well. Serendipity.

That album was the first after the we let the Coral Snakes go. It was full of great songs and I love it as much as the one that preceded it, "the devil drives". The label, Festival, didn't know what to do with anything, it didn't really have a chance. We've continued to play many songs from it over the years, most notably in the "point blank" narrative shows. We still always reach to songs from it.

 "I'm a commander" was on the same album. Always loved playing this song and thought we could do a  different version of it. the original was very keyboard oriented. I wanted to bring the lyric out  a bit more

"we're gonna find an open field- sit and wait for the enemy to show itself- we shall march drill and manouvre till they arrive- we shall be flanking the opposition forces- a feinting pincer movement - there'll be no retreat no surrender - you''ll be my players! you'll be my foot soldiers! you will die for my song! You will die IN my song...."

Clare Moore plays vibes and also bass xylophone. A large thing like a  marimba- wooden keys.

 "I'm not the guy I tried to be" was the last track on "you've been in my mind". he just wanted another pass at it. With the bass xylophone and 12 string acoustic.

Got some live dates coming up. 

May 17th dave graney and the mistLY at the Prince of Wales Hotel in St Kilda
May 26th dave graney and clare moore play the Vanguard in Newtown - Sydney
June 9th dave graney and the mistLY at the Retreat Hotel in Sydney rd Brunswick
June 13th THE DAMES play at the Post Office Hotel in Coburg
June 14th dave graney and the mistLY play at the post office hotel in Coburg
July 6th - dave graney and the mistLY at the Railway Workers Club - Darwin
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.

Below are pictures of me playing guitar on the MC5s "kick out the Jams" with the Hoodoo Gurus with guests - moi, Cyril Jordan from the Flaming Groovies, Kim Salmon, Eric Bloom and Donald Roeser from the BLUE OYSTER CULT , Peter Case with ROB YOUNGER ex of Radio Birdman singing...It was the last song of the 2013 DIG it UP! show

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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