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.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Pulp confessions- Extra show in Adelaide at the Crown and Anchor Friday 23rd October.

Maybe I haven't talked enough about these Coral Snakes 2015 shows. I wrote a story for the Adelaide Review about GETTING THE BAND BACK TOGETHER.

The Melbourne Shows were pretty epic, as I wrote a couple of weeks ago.

pic - barry douglas

Then Clare and I went to do a couple of duos shows deep in the forests of South East Sth Australia. One of them being at the Tantanoola Hotel! Hey this was the exterior that greeted us. Plenty woulda driven right on....Oh it was fierce!

A couple of weeks later we did several shows in NSW. the first was at a sold out Newtown Social Club. Formerly known as the SANDRINGHAM (which we'd played at and hated back in the early 90s). Now its been scrubbed up and refurbished and is a state of the art black boxed room where we put on a full tilt rock'n'roll show for our funny crowd. It was pretty high energy- even though the first set is mostly semi acoustic. That probably makes it more demanding and keyed up. People in the front row were singing to every word. Hanging off the music. I haven't played in that kind of atmosphere for a while - if ever. People crying and laughing.
The show goes for well over two hours.

There were some great shots taken at the Newtown show.

The next night we played in Newcastle at Lizottes which is a lovely old dinner show venue in a converted cinema. This show was performed justly as if in more of a theatre style setting.We got to use the other backdrop which had been painted on canvas by Stephen Bush back in 1994.

pic by Stewart Hazell

On the Sunday we had a very pleasant breakfast with each other. The only times we'd been together had been in quite highly stressful rehearsals or performing situations so it was great to just be together for the first time.
We then drove back to Sydney and did a show at the Basement right in the heart of the city of Sydney. One of my favourite venues, which we hadn't been back to for years. I love old school Sydney night life joints and this is one of them. Again it was more of a  dinner jazz kind of ambience so another shade-cloth over the performance. It was great getting to do the sets in these different tones and pitches.

The show was really epic- as they all have been. People very emotional and telling me - spilling me - their life stories.

We travelled and did all the shows with no management or crew. We carried our own gear and set it up and sold what merch we had by ourselves- well that was me. The management and logistical planning and booking was all done by Clare Moore. Robin travelled by bus to both Sydney and Melbourne from Canberra and we drove from melbourne to Sydney.

In Sydney we had no media engagement at all and there have been no live reviews of any of the gigs. I don't know whether I expected any as there is so little actual media in music in 2015. Despite all the buzzing and blogging and hyping. Yeah - it's mostly just people making things happen and finding out about things and diving in.

On October 24th we are doing a  show at the Crown and Anchor in Adelaide. This is close to sold out so an extra gig has been added for October 23rd at the same venue. 

Dr Strangelove image here on the poster as that was written by Terry Southern, who also wrote a  short story called "you're too hip, baby"

Night Of The Wolverine is available at itunes in an expanded edition with extra tracks. these being seven demos I did in 1991 ona  four track cassette. 

 This is the Terry Southern book with "you're too hip, baby" in it. 

 Horace McCoy was one of those pulp writers I loved so much. You know that part of Night Of The Wolverine where I sing "oh if I coulda stayed home....."

In this Chandler book I read the line "she looked at me from out of her eyes" and I wrote it into a song for The Brother Who Lived / SUPERMODIFIED.

From this book came .... 
."...he felt again the peril that was so strange a part of her allure. That was her charm: to be as  dangerous, as cold as a coral snake; and yet to be passionately seductive." Jonathan Latimer.

Thanks again, Horace!

Horace again! But when I wrote "no pockets in a jumpsuit" in 1998 I'd long been envious of the rockabilly song by Hasil Adkins (?) "Coffins have no pockets".

Sorry for all that- needed to get it offa my chest. Ha!

Sunday Oct 4th - dave graney and the mistLY at the Post Office Hotel in Sydney Rd Coburg.

Dave Graney'n' the Coral Snakes 2015 -
Friday 23rd October and Saturday
October 24th at the CROWN and ANCHOR in ADELAIDE

Dave Graney solo in WA
Friday Nov 13th - Hyde Park Hotel
Sunday Nov 15-Fremantle Arts centre 2-4pm

1 comment:

MelBrandle said...

There are so many fun activities to participate in here at Adelaide. Musical events are just one of the few favourite pastimes that the locals and tourists always look forward to every other weekend. It is a positive initiative that you have taken to bring the band together in order to share the joy of music with your fans and friends.


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