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, March 24, 2017

LET'S GET TIGHT available via paypal - mail order - Melbourne CD launch

Other times we've gotten albums together it's been a real drama. Especially since the digital era began, you need to create some drama and a sense of time and place. Otherwise you can mooch around the same files for as long as you like. Back when studio time was precious and expensive things had stress and excitement all around the players and the rooms. You had to bring yourself up it!

This album just fell into place as we wrote, recorded and released each track individually. Not thinking of each part fitting together in any coherent way.

This year we just throught we'd compile the first bunch into a CD release. We like CDs and we like ALBUMS. It holds together really well and it's been a real pleasant surprise. Just going with hunches and VIBES.

 art by Tony Mahony.

We got it printed here in Melbourne at Dex Audio in Kensington. We went in and you could see and feel the different types of packaging and even got taken on a guided tour of all the CD and DVD and cassette (!) and reel to reel (!) duplication machines they still have there. A bit of a museum area here and there with old school Abbey Road era tape machines and also some impressive mastering suites. Quite beautiful.

We thought we'd have the CDs for people at shows and we're also able to send them mail order with purchase through PAYPAL.  $20 plus postage.

If you were wondering I really doubt we'd ever make any vinyl. Like I said, I like CDs. Almost all of the music we made from the Coral Snakes era was in the age of the CD. That's it, we hipe to dodge the neo vinyl age....

Here's a page in regard to the album at our website.

Here's a page with the lyrics for the album.

We remastered the tracks for CD release.

All the songs are sequenced in the order they were released starting in February 2016.

I'm A Good Hater =
Driving acoustic guitar, synth bass, tambourine, wah wah, handclaps and more synth lay down the texture and the tarmac for the singer to stroll out on. He's "a good hater/one of the best, I've heard/ from someone who says they should know..."

This Is The Deadest Place I've Ever Died In =
Inspired in part by a Willie Nelson track for the early 2000s called "I never came in here (and I ain't leavin')" and in other parts by an effect on the rhythm track that had Dave Graney asking Clare Moore to drape and slide a string of pearls over her ride and crash cymbals , "don't hit ‘em, just let them down onto the surface and then lift them off...."

I Been Trendy =
A loose, lithe , loping acoustic groove. Kind of a JJ Cale/ Leon Russell feel about it.
A stretch denim sunset sound with seagulls and waves joining in one of the verses.

Drifting Donna Reed =
A meditation on memory and popular culture. Be Bop giant Charlie Parker had a track called "drifitng on a reed".
"drifting donna reed" - why not? Donna Reed, an unrelated artist, she starred famously in "It's a Wonderful life" and her own 60s tv show. How to bring people together around shared imagery drifitng through their minds?

Are you out of your mind? (get back in!) =
Thinking on surveillance and people offering themselves up on social media platforms. Then some harmonies highlighting another phrase, “are you out of your mind?” – leading to another, a dire warning, “get back in!”

You Need A Kleek, Klook =
Klooks Kleek was a club in West Hampstead, London in the 60s and 70s. A teen Dave Graney had an album by John Mayall recorded "live at klooks kleek”. Sounded like a happening place!  Reaching for a majestic, mythic tone. Twelve string acoustic guitar, bass, piano and synths against a rhythm machine and a heavily reverbed tambourine. Pop music in that Procul / May 68 style and tone.

Rupert's Pet's Grave =
A whimsical song about a make believe world where a powerful man called Rupert has his pet who he sends out in the world to create misery and anguish and general evil. Sure, the PET needs a warm place to shit but what will happen when it dies? Who will clean it's grave?

 Matey, From On High =
A jazzy groover. They're all groovers. This is how, I am sometimes told, I relate to people. Or maybe, how I hope that I do.
Also another of my songs worrying about the faux intimacy of the digital age.

 Let's Kick This Mob Out =
We've taken the sugar off the table" was how then immigration minister Scott Morrison explained , as he was closing any loopholes, any hopes that asylum seekers may have had of entering Australia. He was so proud of himself.

I Ain't Hi Vis =
"I ain't got no tools - just flash clothes".

I Need To Be Hot =
A bass sound straight out of a 70's reggae studio and clean guitar lines straight out of a televised marquee moon meet a swinging ride cymbal beat and a chorus of dive bombing electric guitar pick burns.

Be Sad For Me =
 "I'm outsourcing my tears.... Acoustic guitars, drums, bass, harmonica (by Matt Walker), vocals and vibes. Descending chords and a wide open sound.

How Long Does the Raunch? =
Starts with jazz guitar chords and vocals. Then Drum Machine, Vibes, Marimba and electric guitar.
Over stimulation. Modern life is demanding. Filling a dude with images and feels, emotions dragged and pulled out, demanded.

I'm Never Off =
Five minutes of prog blues pop with Graney and Moore's Doors obsessions coming to the fore.

photo Barry Douglas

We had already planned on doing a few dates in New South Wales with the Coral Snakes and also Georgio "the dove" Valentino, (who plays on I'm Never Off). Now we're going to do a CD release party at teh Tote in melbourne on Easter Sunday night. Doors open at 5pm. Georgio will be playing, also Wam and Daz.


Upcoming shows
Dave Graney'n' the Coral Snakes

Lizottes in Newcastle March 31st.
Sydney April 1st - the Basement

Dave Graney and Clare Moore NSW dates w/ special guests from Brussels/Miami Georgio "the Dove" Valentino and Patrizia.

Sunday 2nd April(2.30pm - 5.30pm TBC)- Dangar Island Bowling Club NSW
Tuesday 4th April (7pm - 9pm) Georgio only @ The Bearded Tit -
Thursday 6th April - Oxley Wine Bar Cowra
Friday 7th April - Bowral Bowling Club
Saturday 8th April - Gearin Hotel, Katoomba
Sunday 9th April - Smiths Canberra
Wed April 12th Candelo Cafe

Let's Get Tight - CD Launch night party from 5pm at the Tote Easter Sunday April 16th


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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