This was our second ZIPPA night in Melbourne. We played North at the Northcote Social Club May 26th and then this show Southside at the Caravan Music Club.
In the week before the gig, Clare Moore and I did an interview with Raf Epstein on ABC Melbournes Conversation Hour. You can stream it here.
Sean McMahon played an opening set with his band. Excellent people.
We played a long set, probably 75-80 minutes. Its a great room and there were seats, tables and stools all around the place. Great audio and lighting. If you didn't get there, you missed a classic night.
I started the show alone on the stage with the curtains opening and me playing part of a new instrumental piece on my archtop. As I got to the second chorus Stu, Stuart and Clare walked on and we moved into I Wanna Get Lost Again.
We played straight through with songs from recent albums and earlier as well as ZIPPA DEEDOO.
pic Graeme Tressider.
At the end I asked if there was anything people came wanting to hear and somebody called out for RUNAWAY, (The Moodists) which we then played. Somebody else wanted us to play Three Dead Passengers In A Stolen Secondhand Ford and we did that as well. We closed with CODINE.
It was a very wintry day and we had a really fantastic time. Many old friends showed up and I thank them all.
On July 12th we head to Adelaide to play a final ZIPPA DEEDOO tour show at the Governor Hindmarsh. We have the Sunday Reeds opening. Tickets here.
Work is progressing on a new album. Settled on a title and Tony Mahony is working on a cover.
It's sounding great! Credited to Dave Graney and Clare Moore. October, I hope.
On the show I do at Triple R I just got an album by a band who proudly say its "their first for twelve years". Strange, they must be very rusty, you would reckon.
A genius songwriter with effortless presence and command, and yet also an invisible chameleon, a reflecting surface, an anonymous conduit.
Anyone who saw his and Clare Moore’s ATP sets last year will not want to miss these.
Dave is one of the all time greats. I learned much of what I know from him. Rock and Roll is where he hides”. Stewart Lee
"You can dip in almost anywhere into the vast Graney catalogue and find something deeper and more satisfying than the pop fizz of the day. But if you are starting out, this album and attending a Graney gig on an extensive Australian tour in the next few months is an excellent place to begin".
Noel mengel - MusicTrust.com
"This is your Guernica, your Imagine, your XYGTHO Phase 3, your Raging Bull. Everything you have created before has culminated in this true masterpiece of recorded music. Life, Death, Pathos, Humour, Groove and above all Aplomb = Zippa Dee Do what is-was that-this? Congratulations to you, Clare and the mistLY and thank you for an album that will be on regular rotation in my shack for the remainder of my days".
"Dave Graney and the mistLY new album “Zippa Dee Doo What Is-Was That-This?” - guaranteed deep grooves, dangerous themes and hip-heating hot Rock action."This is described as a “rock and roll” album and in that it reflects music from the late 60s/early 70s (pre-punk if you will) that is a reasonable description but i’d say it goes beyond that basic description as there are modern elements, nods to jazz, the use of current technique, and of course the unique Graney/Moore stylings all present. It adds to and enhances a formidable body of work.
Get the good oil at Rocksteady Records"
Get the good oil at Rocksteady Records"
I commend it to you without reservation".
Bob Osborne - Analogue Trash Radio (UK)
“Graney has always been a raconteur – with equal doses of smooth, smug and wit. They say rock ‘n’ roll is a musical genre on the decline – but with this unusually titled album Graney has raised the rock ‘n’ roll flag and wears his love for the genre on his sleeve, meshed with some blues and psychedelia.
An album title that will cause confusion, but a set of songs that remind us of what a maverick Graney is. Liking his music will make you feel smarter!"
Brian Parker- Your Music Radar
Jon Schofield (musician)
"Just a quick note to say how much I’m loving the new album. Front-loaded with hits, and then a series of great band workouts. Superb.
Can’t decide which version of ‘Song of Life’ I like best. And ‘ULTRAKEEF' is a bloody classic. Am spreading the word on that clip.
And surely you’re catching up to - and have maybe even overtaken - Mark E. Smith in terms of output! Congrats, yet again".
"Dave Graney gave me his new album Zippa Dee Doo whatis-was that-this. I saw the Mistly perform 'ultra keef' at one of the those marvellous Croxton Sunday arvo gigs. Fell in love with it and asked him if I could record it. Ending up recording a bit on the album, Dave mixed it. So many great f words on this track, very cathartic. A story about keef, everytime I've seen him play it the lyrics are different, genious".
"Had this on high rotation today whilst driving from one place to another and back again. It’s a fantastic and thought provoking unique new album from Dave Graney and the mistly. A whole bunch of truly original well played weird, whack and wonder existentialist outsider art with the usual dash of wit and humour- oh and I can’t stop singing the hit song over and over in my head, “Bam! Baby I wish I’d been a better pop star” - excellent work guys - love it!- congrats".
andy jans brown
Dave Graney and Clare Moore CD Let's Get Tight available at iTunes and Bandcamp now.
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I can’t forget the bill that hot night at the Palace in St. Kilda many years ago…The show opened with a guy called Dave Graney, the song and dance man, the loveable rogue, ‘the love rustler’ with his Coral Snakes, and the serene Clare Moore keeping everything together in the back. Then the Cruel Sea shambled onstage with Tex Perkins, tearing a hole in the night, a bellowing, rancid Lizard King in a ripped Jaws t-shirt. Finally, the Bad Seeds, with Cave mounting the fold-back, capes flowing in an impossible wind, like some perverse southern gothic evangelist, braying to the raptured who were already certain to be damned, and didn’t care. The Palace heaved that night with sweat and obscenity. And we were right there, in Melbourne, at the molten core of the rock world, drinking in the magma. Not even a thousand beers as we poured out of there, and drifted over the tram tracks to the Esplanade, could calm us down and quell the charge. But it was the unstoppable Graney, in his natty jumpsuit, with his wit, and his ways, dipping into the slow chords of ‘Night of the Wolverine’, that we knew we’d found a poet, whose lines were etched like the statue of Carlo Catarni outside and had announced himself, that night, there and then, as a put-down-your-glassss superstar. xo
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