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, May 2, 2018

Sundays in the front room of the Croxton Bandroom for all of May now

Our run of five Sundays in the delightful front room of the Croxton Bandroom during April has been so much fun and so fruitful creatively that we have extended it for four more Sundays in May.
All shows will run from 4-6pm. 607 High St Thornbury.
Special guest on MAY the 6th will be Twinkledigitz aka WAM aka Will Hindmarsh from Go Go Sapien. Book here.
Special guests on MAY the 13th will be a return hit out from the ROUTINES. (Jane Dust, Clare Moore and Emily Jarrett from Go Go Sapien). Book here.
Special guests on MAY the 20th will be  FIRE and ICE aka Penny Ikinger in a duo with Julitha Ryan. Book here.
Special guest on the last show on MAY the 27th will be Lisa Crawley. Book here.

To recap what we have played so far..
1/4/18 was mostly from the 2012 cd YOU'VE BEEN IN MY MIND

pic Gina Robertson

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

I also played Song Of Life and You're All Wrong, two singles from February and April 2018 as well as a new composition called You've Been In My Mind.

Seeing as it was Easter we ripped through Lets Kill God Again to close.

Thomas Hugh Vecera opened the show.

8/4/18 featured a lot of songs from 2001-2003 that were also remixed for SUPERMODIFIED in 2010.
Sometimes You Can See Yourself (2005)
Anchors Aweigh
All Our Friends Were Stars
Midnight To Dawn
The Brother Who Lived
Twilight Of A Villain
A Boy Named Epic
Heroic Blues
Clinging To The Coast
I've Got Myself a Beautiful Nightmare (1990)
Everybody Does What They Want To (1990)
There's the Royal Troll

You're All Wrong
You've Been In My Mind

Lisa Crawley opened the show.

15/4/18 featured mostly songs from the 2008 classic WE WUZ CURIOUS and 2009's Knock Yourself Out .

You had To Be Drunk
I Come From The Clouds
Lets Kill God Again
Dylan The Indie Fake
Honky Tonk Rope A Dope
Punk Dies
I Like To Be Haunted
Bring Me My Liar
I'm In The Future Now
Bodysnatcher Blues

We also played two new pieces, ULTRAKEEF which is a paen to the mythic Stones droog and IS THAT WHAT YOU DID? 

The Routines opened the show.

22/4/18 was a vibes, baritone guitar and electric and acoustic guitar show. The sound that was recorded in 2006 for KEEPIN' IT UNREAL.

Song Of Life
Vengeance Is On It's Way (2000)
The Stuff that Night Is Made Of (2000)
Lt Clonel, Cavalry (1998)
Am I Wearing Sometthing Of Yours? (1998)
You Wanna Be there But You Don't Wanna Travel (1994)
I Will Have Always Been here Before (2005)
A Lot To Drink About (Clare Moore)
Be Sad For Me
Diamonds, Fur Coat, Campagne (Suicide cover)

We also played new material in
You're All Wrong
You've Been In My Mind 
Hell Is You, Babe

Anna Smyrk opened the show.

29/4/18 featured a lot of relatively recent songs from  FEARFUL WIGGINGS in 2014 and LETS GET TIGHT from 2017.

Song Of Life
Your Masters Must be Pleased With You (1998)
Everything Was Legendary With Robert
How Can You get Out Of London?
I Ain't Hi Vis
I Been Trendy
I Need To Be Hot
I'm A Good Hater
This Is the Deadest Place I've Ever Died In


Eduardo Miller opened the show.

Thats a lot of brain freezing material! I mean all the words and the arrangements. All that time rolling through my brain as we bring it into some kind of presence in 2018. The band has been amazing.

Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes also played a festival in the Hunter Valley  in NSW on April 28th. In a forest clearing on a lucky fellows property, it was called GUMBALL and was a part of a local ongoing music happening/area called DASHVILLE.

We flew up to Newcastle and were met by Henry, who was going to drive us the rest of the way and also help with gear and mixing us. He'd already picked up Robin Casinader in Sydney (who'd flown there from Canberra). "We" were myself, Clare Moore, Rod Hayward and Stu Thomas.
We came into the festival site and got familiar with the place and the gear we were to use.
I had a chat with Ben Salter and he casually enquired as to what we would do . I said we had a decades worth of classic grooves and moves and it's all compressed into an hour for this show and I pitied the poor cunt who had to follow us. He said that that was actually going to be him. He laughed.
We went on at dusk and absolutely tore the joint up.

pic Swamphouse Photography

You're Just Too Hip, baby
I'm Just Havin' One O' Those Lives
Warren Oates
You Wanna be There But You Don't Wanna Travel
You Wanna Be Loved
Feelin' Kinda Sporty
I'm Gonna Release Your Soul
The Stars, baby, The Stars
Rock'n'Roll Is Where I Hide

We left the stage in flames.

Ben was in a  festival specific collective who played a set of classic rock songs They started off with Stevie Wrights Black Eyed Bruiser.

We were on a  real high after that and were happy to catch a mesmerising set from Rocket Science and another blazing triumph from THE AINTS. Had an absolutely fantastic time of it. Thank you everybody!

The next day we flew back to Melbourne , got into the van and drove to the Croxton, still buzzing and played a fully amped up set to end the first month of Sundays.

Every Sunday in May from 4-6pm. presenting different albums weekly and previewing new material.

May 17th, we'll be playing as opening act for Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds at the Caravan Club in Sth Oakleigh.

July 7th - The Cabaret Club - BALLARAT

Dave Graney and the mistLY play ADELAIDE at the Wheatsheaf Hotel August 10th/11th/12th

Blues pop. A cry from the heart/brain/traffic/mirror. YOU'RE ALL WRONG!
Dave Graney playing slide guitar and bass over a narcotic beat of his own devising.
Dave Graney playing guitars, bass, the beat and a touch of keys at the end. A true solo outing. Alone. No amigos. Davey no mates.

Video is public domain from here https://archive.org/details/TowersTh1957
It depicts Simon Rodia and the building of the Watts Towers in south-central Los Angeles. He started in 1921 and the film was made in the 1950s. From Wiki ... "The Watts Towers, Towers of Simon Rodia, or Nuestro Pueblo ("our town" in Spanish) are a collection of 17 interconnected sculptural towers, architectural structures, and individual sculptural features and mosaics within the site of the artist's original residential property in Watts, Los Angeles. The entire site of towers, structures, sculptures, pavement and walls were designed and built solely by Sabato ("Simon") Rodia (1879–1965), an Italian immigrant construction worker and tile mason, over a period of 33 years from 1921 to 1954. The tallest of the towers is 99.5 feet (30.3 m). The work is an example of outsider art or Art Brut and Italian-American na├»ve art".
More details here... http://www.getty.edu/conservation/pub...

Always been fascinated by them and referenced them in the lyric to APOLLO 69 on The Soft'n'Sexy Sound album in 1995. "billowin' pubic cloud below/groanin' shakin' scaffold sways/Nelsons Column/Isaac Hayes' SHAFT/ Watts Towers"

You're all wrong 
not everybody 
just you 
but all of you 
I see a spectrum under you 
thats a nice way of saying you're on it 
you're all wrong 
you're all wrong 
you're all wrong 
you're not right 
you don't feel us feel you 
you're all wrong 
you're all wrong 
ok, everybody 
all of you 
that's the way you're gonna hear this 
you're all wrong 
you're all wrong 
nah- just you 
but all of you 
you're all wrong 
you're all wrong 
your nose 
your smell 
your walk 
your words 
your voice 
your vibe 
you're all wrong 
you're all wrong

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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