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.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

post residency high-shows in ballarat and adelaide

Our last Sunday in the front room of the Croxton was great Bill Miller joined us to give us his considerable guitar and vocal skills and we played a set of GOLD.

You're All Wrong
Song Of Life
Midnight to Dawn
All Our Friends were Stars
Night Of the Wolverine
You're Just Too Hip, baby
Don't Mess With The Blood
The Stars, Baby
Lt Colonel, Cavalry
Feelin Kinda Sporty
Rock n Roll Is Where I Hide
My Schtick Weighs a Ton

pic Brendan Young

  and this was what we'd already done in the previous eight weeks....

The Sheriff Of hell (1997)
We dont belong to anybody (2011)
dont mess with the blood (2001)
I'm seein' demons (2003)
ULTRAKEEF (unrecorded)
Is that What You did? (unrecorded)
You're all wrong (april 2018)
I'm never Off (2017)
My Schtick weighs a ton (2005)
Blues Negative
We Need A Champion
Flash In the Pantz
Mt Gambier Night
I Don't Wanna Know Myself
Playin' Chicken
Midnight Cats
I'm Not The Guy I Tried To Be
Cop This, Sweetly
Field Record Me
Song of Llife (2018)
I'm Gonna Live In My own Big World (1995)
Have You heard About the Melbourne Mafia? (2000)
Eye Of The Vibe (2001)
I Will Always Hate You (2001)
I'm A Commander (1998)
You've Been In My Mind (unrecorded)
Hell Is You, Babe (unrecorded)
Saturday Night Bath (2005)
Be Sad For Me (2017)
You Need a Kleek, Klook (2017)
How Long Does The Raunch (2017)
I Am Your Humble Servant (2003)
clinging to the coast (2001)
all our friends were stars (2003)
midnight to dawn (2003)
sometimes you can see yourself (2005)
Heroic Blues (2001)
twilight of a  villain (2003)
a boy named epic (200)
anchors aweigh (2001)
I've got myself a beautiful nightmare (1990)
everybody does what they want to (1990
the brother who lived (2003)
dont mess with the blood (2001)
You had to be drunk (2008)
lets kill god again (2008)
I’m in the future (2008)
I come from the clouds (2008)
bring me my liar (2008)
punk dies (2008)
junk time (2008)
I like to be haunted (2008)
honky tonk rope a dope (2009)
bodysnatcher blues (2009)
I dont wanna go bush (2009)
dylan the indie fake (2009)
sellout (2009)
Everything was legendary with Robert (2014)
how can you get out of london? (2014)
a woman skinnies up a man up (2014)
This is the deadest place I've ever died in (2017)
I'm a good good hater
Ruperts pets grave
I been trendy
are you out of your mind? (get back in)
I aint hi vis
I need to be hot
I’m never off - all from 2017
OLD FRIENDS (unrecorded)
I wanna get lost again (2005)
Robert Ford on the stage (1989)
The birds and the goats (1995)
I'm not afraid to be heavy (1995)
rock 'n' roll is where I hide (1997)
pianola roll (1997)
your masters must be pleased with you (1999)
vengeance is on its way (2000)
thestuff that night is made of (2000)
diamonds, fur coat, champagne (2006)
I will have always been here before (2005)
You wanna be there but you don't wanna travel (1994)

It was a really challenging but very enjoyable couple of months. We might just go back in September.

In some ways it felt like the early 90s for me. Each week we would go and eat with friends after the show and relax. Just like we used to do back then, only this time were were eating Mexican in Thornbury and then - 25 years ago - it was Italian in St Kilda.

Now we plan to do some recording of the songs we have been playing live, ULTRAKEEF, IS THAT WHAT YOU DID? and another we have cooking called WHERE'S MY BUZZ?
I have recorded a track with Clare called YOU'VE BEEN IN MY MIND and we are going to also put down HELL IS YOU, BABE.
I have also done some on my own, YOU CAN'T HAVE YOUR BOOGIE, OLD FRIENDS, ET TU DOUDOU and BABY, I WISH I'D BEEN A BETTER POP STAR. I started doing the latter all by myself and it sounded kooky but I thought it would be better to do it with the mistLY.
I hope to have an album out before the end of the year. 

Pic Pam Davison

In other news, we have some dates coming up in Croydon, Ballarat and Adelaide. I'll also be doing some events as a part of the Melbourne Writers Festival in September.

July 2nd - Dave Graney is part of an event at the Atheneum (but by the Wheeler centre) in Melbourne which is all about New York.As in "whats so good/bad about it".

July 7th Dave Graney and the mistLY play - The Cabaret Club - Ballarat.
4/9367 Western Highway Warrenheip, Ballarat 33520353348150
Tuesday July 24th - a screening of Donna McRaes film LOST GULLY ROAD at Cinema Nova in Carlton. Dave Graney and Clare Moore did the screenplay for this film and will be part of a Q&A after the show.
Dave Graney and the mistLY play ADELAIDE at the Wheatsheaf Hotel August 10th/11th/12th 

I am six kilos lighter than at the start of the year , mainly due to eating better. Almost approaching the same weight I was in 1978.

I just finished LANDLOCKED by Doris Lessing, number four in her incredible five novel sequence called CHILDREN OF VIOLENCE.  Amazing writing set in Southern Africa during WW2 and after, mostly about the constraints that were upon women of that time being able to express themselves as distinct people in any way in public life. As in all her books set in that area, there are always the Africans present- all the time. Reducing all the problems and affairs of the colonial whites to almost nothing. 

A Spotify Playlist . The TIMS plus - electric singer songwriters I aspired to follow in 1987.

After the Moodists finished I sat around listening to a lot of music and got a feeling for singer songwriters. But not the acoustic types, more East Coast USA electric singers and songwriters who often had bands. Thats what I wanted to do when we started Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes in London.


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