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

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

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

singles and rarities available via paypal

We have some singles and albums available in very limited quantities.These are in cd format- not vinyl. Other rarities will be posted from time to time
As Max Miller was wont to say "there'll never be another!"

VERY limited number of this full length cd from 1998.A CLASSIC! Jewel case cover. This album is OUT ON ITS OWN!
read the story of this album

The excellent single from this album is also available in limited quantities. "Your masters must be pleased with you" comes in a jewel case cd format.

Handmade/hand printed single of "are we goin' too fast for love?" from 2001.

Hand made / hand printed single for MIDNIGHT TO DAWN from 2003.

Jewel case cd single from 1997. The last single from the Coral Snakes period. Comes with a "scratch'n'sniff" perfume tester card inside the case.

The original jewel case cd single cover for this single.



Sunday, September 8, 2013

playing every friday at the cornish arms in sydney rd brunswick

I experience all the varieties of joints wherein I can attempt to manifest the fatality of my life illusion (thanks to John Cowper Powys for that line), in a musical performance mode. After the sublime old ambience of the hall in the Barossa Valley and the warm embrace of the crowd at the Wheatsheaf in Adelaide, I am back on my head in Melbourne, treading some hard boards again. (as an aside, I spoke to a vintage couple as we packed up at the Wheatsheaf who were aghast at how INEXPENSIVE it was to get in -$25- to see us play and advised us to charge MUCH MORE!)
For the next three Fridays (that's the plan) I am fighting a  major battle at the Cornish arms in Sydney Rd Bunswick. Perhaps a major battle is putting it too grandly, lets call it a  police action or a jungle firefight. It's close , in-hand fighting anyway. I will have to dig in.
The situation is simple, I am playing a solo show. Two sets. Alone. Davey no mates. Me no amigos. Why the fighting imagery? Just stirring the pot really. I am there to stake the importance of the music in the setting. Theres a lot of staff and food flying through the room. I have to napalm that stuff from my mind.

I have selected my KYAIRI 12 string acoustic and my Ibanez archtop for the shows. I love the warm sound of the latter and the grand, ringing tones of the former. Putting them through my Crate acoustic amp which I have had for about 16 years and am always surpised by. Its powerful and clean. A sansamp set to FENDER helps with the archtop. An acoustic exciter sends the 12 string out ringing and chiming.

The first night I played was the evening prior to the election. There was also a football final on. The big screen. I withdrew into myself and my songs. I have a  lot of songs. Can easily outlast a  football game.I've also been revisiting a  lot of the songs I wrote during teh long, dark HOWARD years. Stuff like "I'm seein' demons", "your masters must be pleased with you", " twixt this world and the next" and "I am your humble servant".

I also played a lot of the songs I have recorded and am working on for my 2014 solo album. In the past I've always really written and arranged songs and then started to play them. Tightly, to a plan. These ones are still all wriggling around and changing. I played a lot of recent songs too.

This week I'm going to be playing a lot of songs from 1992's "I was the hunter and I was the prey". One of my faviourite albums, very dramatic.
We recorded it at the studio of Mathew Fisher in Croydon, London. Mathew played the beautiful organ part on  " a whiter shade of pale" when he  was in PROCOL HARUM.

When this album sat around for 2 years waiting to come out, I was totally devastated. It was the best thing I'd ever done and I was a ghost. I felt like Doc Holliday- supposedly dying of tb but still kicking, years later. This  grand lost moment was in my mind when we made "lure of the tropics" and "night of the wolverine". I had written and recorded these songs and lost them all somehow. Lost that band, the original Coral Snakes. Nothing could touch me.

Look out for the DAMES album coming out soon too. Its a great work. Bravo Clare Moore and Kaye Patterson and Barry Adamson.

the DAMES (Clare Moore writing and playing as part of a trio) play the Bridge Hotel in Castlemaine Saturday 14th September and launch their debut album Sunday, 2pm in the afternoon 29th September at the Northcote Social Club.
Special guests - the Morning After Girls.
Every friday evening in september dave graney will be playing an acoustic solo set at the Cornish Arms in Sydney rd Brunswick.

Saturday Oct 26th, dave graney and the mistLY will be playing a show at the Post Office Hotel in Sydney rd COBURG.
Sunday Nov 3rd THE DAMES will be playing at the WHEATSHEAF HOTEL in Adelaide.

saturday nov 16th dave graney and the mistLY, YOU AM I , Hoodoo Gurus at Kings Park in Perth.
Friday 13th December the DAMES will be at the RED RATTLER in MARRICKVILLE, Sydney on a great double bill with HARRY HOWARD and the NDE
Saturday 14th December the DAMES will be at the HERITAGE HOTEL in BULLI on a great double bill with Jodi Phillis. .

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

south australian idyll - your masters must be pleased with you

We drove towards our South Australia on a  windy Thursday in August. Clare Moore hails from Adelaide and I sprung from the tumbledown , sodden earth around the bottom of the lower south east of the state. Close to Victoria.
The wind blew at us and around us. The van was rocking.
Exhausting time of it at the wheel.
The closer we got to South Australia, the more it all blew up. As the sky darkened and bruised we found ourselves in the hills below and around Adelaide.
At 10pm we were holding a  steady course down a dirt road, looking for our accomodation in the Barossa Valley. Then, despite the quite warmish temperature,a  strange mist fell over the land.Visibility was low as we would through the hills on that unpaved road. We were looking for a  ssingle house- how many horror films had we seen with this beginning?
We cursed whoever had thought we would prefer this house to a more urban sited motel!
We saw the word "TRURO" on the map. (site of some terrible murders of schoolgirls in 1977) 
Then, as the road seemed to almost come a full circle and acquire some bitumen again, we doubled back and found our house.
A welcoming fire lighted the bed and breakfast and there was a spread of food waiting for us. I'm afraid we ate our words very quickly.
In the morning we awoke to see bunny rabbits hopping outside the full length windows, rolling hills and abundant bird life. Especially these cute little red tinged things.

The wind had gone and the sun shone.
Later , we went to look at the venue, which we intended to do as a duo as it had gotten into my mind as  a small, art gallery situation. Probably best to be unamplified.
How wrong we were! A large-ish old high ceilinged hall which had a pipe organ at the back of the stage. A beautiful machine that had had been torn out of Adelaide town hall and was headed for the scrap yard. Some enthusiasts had rescued it...
We set our gear up and got comfortable..

Beautiful wine and food of course. The dressing room was below the stage. The pipe organ continued down below as well. Like a large LOOM. Encased in glass.

The show was very enjoyable. Love playing in old halls like that. I played electric and acoustic guitar and sang with Clare, who had some percussion as well.

I had never been to the Barossa befiore. Beautiful place. Like Northern NSW without the hippies. Perhaps it helped that there'd been a lot of rain and it was the greenest I'd ever seen South Australia as well. Incomprehensible that the tourist ads for this delightful area are soundtracked by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds "red right Hand." Intimations of murder and the like. What were they thinking?

The next day we drove to Adelaide where we met up with Stuart and Stu. We played a rowdy couple of sets at our favourite venue, the Wheatsheaf, in THEBARTON. Run by a group of women who just know how to do things properly. Fits 100 people. No pokies, no sports screens. Just people coming who are into music. And they pay to get in.

Playing in South Australia is great for me. People tune into my language there like nowhere else. They know what I'm sayin'!
We did two shows. Sunday was a 4pm start. Both shows would have been two and a  half hours of performance. Exhausting but exhilarating. Rejuvenating. We played lot of songs over the weekend. I love playing songs from albums we've put out over the years. We are doing "twixt this world and the next", "I'm seein' Demons" , "your masters must be pleased with you" and "I am your humble servant". All HOWARD ERA songs of envy and bitterness. Seems that's where we're headed again.

the DAMES (Clare Moore writing and playing as part of a trio) play the Bridge Hotel in Castlemaine Saturday 14th September and launch their debut album Sunday, 2pm in the afternoon 29th September at the Northcote Social Club.
Special guests - the Morning After Girls.
Every friday evening in september dave graney will be playing an acoustic solo set at the Cornish Arms in Sydney rd Brunswick.

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 and 12 string set - digital or as CD

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