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.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

I Been Trendy - late April digital release.

This is our April digital release. It came out of the toob (?) April 20th. Its credited to Dave Graney and Clare Moore.

We've long marvelled at the creativity of 70s reggae, how they often used backing tracks over and over with different vocals over the top. We wanted to have a shot at that sort of thing. This track is the first result of that type of experimentation. The song is built around a drum track from "You Had To Be Drunk" from the 2007 album WE WUZ CURIOUS.

I played the bass line, which I had been fooling around with for a couple of years and took some time to find the right swinging pocket to hook in with the drums.

I then put the guitar down. This acoustic guitar is a very vintage Maton which Des Hefner gave us on our wedding day in 1985. Its been sitting in a corner ever since, more of an ornament than a playing guitar. I started to strum it a couple of years ago and then took it to Maton to get the machine heads fixed and a general tune up. It was intended , in its day, to be more of an entry level instrument than a serious guitar. I loved the sound of it though. It has a tight, boxy sound and seems to really resonate itself on some notes. It features a lot in the clip.

The song took a vocal and that was thrown down with this great mic I bought online in 2015 . Its  a 70s type of mic which was used by tv newsreaders in its day. I love the sound it gets for my voice. Lots of burr and gravel. It cuts through.

Clare played the organ and I put down some electric piano and some tings and triangle.

The song has a Leon Russell/ JJ Cale kind of a  feel. It's about  a shady player getting some light shone on him and his reaction to that kind of experience. I'm a shady guy. I have also, once, been trendy...

" I been trendy
it was nice
a little respite, from runnin' and chasin'
and headlocks and divin"
lights, cameras, smiles

like a party in a tanning salon
I'm no good in the sun
Irish skin
I burned, then blistered
to a violent crisp

I can't hold the pose
to grip and grin for so long
I been trendy
it was nice

it's not my thing
I'm more suited to the shadows
got more to work with there
I been trendy
it was nice
like a party in a tanning salon

Our next release is due in May. It's called Drifting Donna Reed.


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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