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

dave graney - Moodists-Coral Snakes-mistLY-FEARFUL WIGGINGS
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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 Charlie Christian or Grant Green -but not in this lifetime, I know.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

dave graney 'n' the coral snakes shows in August-October.

Hey! In the meantime I have played another show in Ballarat. At the same venue- the Eastern- and had a cool time. I was travelling by myself and drove on to the Victorian town of Kyneton, about an hour or so away. I had stayed in the hotel in Ballarat and awoke early. I found myself in Kyneton before lunch and parked in the street and fell asleep. Luckily, an old friend, Matt Sigley, called up and I spent an excellent day in his great secondhand book and record shop in the main drag. I highly recommend it.
Long Story Short is the name of the shop and this is it's Facebook Page.

It's upstairs at 58-60 Piper st Kyneton.  (03) 5422 2909
I bought Clare a Dostoyevsky novel. I'd gotten myself a John Cowper Powys epic (WOLF SOLENT) in the town of Daylesford along the way. 

Matt was once in the EARTHMEN and also the LOVETONES and his own DAYTIME FREQUENCY and is now also involved in VIDEO VIDEO with MATT DOLL. 
The gig was in a restaurant/ cafe called Major Toms and it was great to play to a  full room of people out to hear some arcane music. Well, arcane music is all I have so that's what happened. I played with my K YAIRI acoustic 12 string and my 1957 IBANEZ archtop through my CRATE solid state acoustic amplifier. I had  a ball. Then I drove back to Melbourne.



We have also been progressing with these dates we are doing as Dave Graney 'n' the Coral Snakes. That's me, Clare Moore, Rod Hayward and Robin Casinader. We were invited to play at MEMO MUSIC HALL in St Kilda - specifically to play the 1993 album NIGHT OF THE WOLVERINE.
We thought that , if we were getting the band back together it'd be good to play songs from outside that one album so we'll be doing another set at the shows of songs from records we made before and after that particular disc. Rod, Robin, Clare and I made NIGHT OF THE WOLVERINE, with bassist Andrew Picouleau guesting on some tracks. We asked Gordy Blair, who played on all the other albums to play the shows but he declined to be involved. Stu Thomas from the mistLY will be playing bass. He knows most of the songs already.



dave, clare, robin and rod on the set of the "you're just too hip, baby" film clip shoot.

Robin lives in Canberra and the rest of us in Melbourne. We last played at the end of 1997 , when we'd put out our album THE DEVIL DRIVES. We met up in early June and rehearsed the original arrangements of all the songs as they were on the original recordings. It was quite eerie how it all just sat back together again. I was just singing - no guitar- and really enjoyed getting into the songs again. Quite an openly, emotional album. Powerful experience. 

We'll be playing the two shows in Melbourne first and then moving on to Sydney, Newcastle and Adelaide. Here are some link to tickets.





Hanging out at the Lounge in Swanston st where we played a lot in the early 90s.

 Here is a clip from the NIGHT OF THE WOLVERINE era. Shot and directed by Kerry Negara for SBS. I could talk underwater in those days.



Other shows we've done recently have included a week in Sydney , Wollongong and Newcastle and another trip to Brisbane. The latter was a duo show with myself and Clare Moore. We played three nights in a row and then flew back to blast out two sets at 4pm at the Post Office Hotel in Coburg with the mistLY. Here's a clip from that show, taken by Barry Douglas aka Barry takes Photos.


Until next time, comrades...


ONE MILLION YEARS DC

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?

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)

LETS GET TIGHT

FEARFUL WIGGINGS

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


UNAVAILABLE-COMPLETELY SOLD OUT!!!
AVAILABLE AS A DIGITAL album

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


UNAVAILABLE-COMPLETELY SOLD OUT!!!
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