dave graney - Moodists-Coral Snakes-mistLY-FEARFUL WIGGINGS

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Two albums in 2019. ONE MILLION YEARS DC by Dave Graney and Clare Moore and ZIPPA DEEDOO WHAT IS/WAS THAT/THIS? from Dave Graney and the mistLY. 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, October 5, 2019

ONE MILLION YEARS DC out this week

Art by Tony Mahony

One Million Years DC comes out October 10th.
This is a digital only release.

Its an album credited to myself and Clare Moore. Guests include Shane Reilly from the Lost Ragas on pedal steel, Will Hindmarsh, Emily Jarrett, Harry Howard and Edwina Preston and Stu Thomas on backing vocals and Coral Snake Robin Casinader on mellotron.

pic Barry Douglas

It follows our album with the mistLY, ZIPPA DEEDOO WHAT IS/WAS THAT/THIS which came out in April/May. Some of the songs were recorded around that same time but seemed to suit a different thematic collection. ZIPPA DEEDOO was more of a "band" album. This - like 2017's LETS GET TIGHT -  is more of a song based album. 

It has a loose sci fi / post apocalyptic theme. It came through the songs themselves. They come from some general interior flow I've been riding for all my life.
In more recent times I've been obsessing over the Rolling Stones. They've been a constant presence in my musical world. Sometimes they've been pretty much off the boil and out of the way and I found it strange that people would still refer to them above all others. I remember when in a full post punk narrative and "Miss You" came out as a single and I bought it to see what they would do in response to the challenge being tossed up to them. Annoyingly, it was pretty great and the album Some Girls had a very strong set of songs and the usual amazingly current sound. Everything was still shot through an orgiastic haze though. It was all rampant, horny toad, sexual language. The great thing about punk and post punk was that it turned off those mad burners for a brief period and an asexual air was about. It gave people room to move differently in for a while. 
That was it for the Stones creativity though. Subsequent songs like SHE WAS HOT and others like SHES SO COLD just couldn't cut it in a world with Kid Creoles' OFF THE COAST OF ME, Televisions VENUS DE MILO , Richard Hells LOVE COMES IN SPURTS , the Pop Groups SHE IS BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL or Pere Ubu's DUB HOUSING. The Stones were over there with Benny Hill and Carry On Movies.

Time bends all things though. 

ZIPPA DEEDOO had my homage to all things ULTRAKEEF on it. 

I kept dipping in and out of their catalogue, my own personal life history being bound up with the songs and albums.
Clare and I started playing a song from the 1974 Mick Taylor era of the Stones called TIME WAITS FOR NO ONE. Mick Jagger has a great lyic in it where he summoned up an image from Shelleys OZYMANDIAS which went...

"Time can tear down a building or destroy a woman's face
Hours are like diamonds, don't let them waste
Time waits for no one, no favours has he
Time waits for no one, and he won't wait for me
Men, they build towers to their passing yes, to their fame everlasting
Here he comes chopping and reaping, hear him laugh at their cheating
And time waits for no man, and it won't wait for me
Yes, time waits for no one, and it won't wait for me
Drink in your summer, gather your corn
The dreams of the night time will vanish by dawn"

Anyway, this imagery is most evident on ONE MILLION YEARS DC in songs like Pop Ruins and Comrade Of Pop. In the former I  was thinking of the ending of PLANET OF THE APES where the human hero  comes across (again Ozymandias) a head of a giant statue buried in the sand. 

In my song I sense a beautiful song lying in the sand. Like many of my lyrics its going off in all sorts of directions. I like the flash and the sensation above all. Lots of little clues and personal jokes but the general way of the song is the feeling that I have lived and worked in a kind of wasteland. In Pop Ruins. Abandoned cities and people acting out rituals for which they don't know any meaning of or expect any meaning from. 
(In my life, music festivals would be definitely one of these rootless forms. I was so surprised when they made a return in the 90s. They are still mostly appalling ways to experience music).
The song references The Grateful Dead (liberally), The Rolling Stones, the movie PERFORMANCE, Bob Marley and the Saints.

Oh look at that beautiful song
lyin’ there in the sand
hey, where did that sand come from?
must’ve come in with the song
Pop Ruins
I love this song!
Hey, you know, we built this song
this song in the sand
Pop Ruins
Edith Grove
Powys Square
56 Hope Road
Petrie Terrace
This Brokedown Palace
on Shakedown Street
this Family Dog
we listened from a window in the Mars Hotel
there’s a Marquee Moon as well
absolutely wrecked
Pop Ruins
The Roxy
The Odeon
The Whiskey
Detroit Grande
yeah I felt bad for places and times that were never mine
Brooklyn 79
back in the day, back in the day
the Zen Arcade
with the Jimmy Castor Bunch
Pop Ruins
I love this song

Comrade Of Pop is more about the kinds of bonds of fellowship and camaraderie I have found in the underworld of music, poetry and street life. Beyond the confines of success and industry and career there is the underworld stream of thought, imagery and desire to communicate. The chorus comes from the 1932 Todd Browning movie, FREAKS where the freaks chant "we accept you! One of Us!" much to normal human females horror. (I know this was also used by the Ramones in their song Pinhead - just another circumstance of streams of fellow thought and inspiration going on)

Elsewhere in the lyric it references a certain episode of Get Smart where the pop group (managed by Larry Storch) tries to subvert the students into rebellion. Iggy, Jim and Karl Marx feature too.

Comrade of pop
Former King Of Pop
ironic? unnhh
Iggy Pop
Cincinatti pop
peanut butter
Radio Birdman up above
yeah, hup
Gabba Gabba Hey
we accept you
one of us
Comrade Of Pop

no time for talk of kings and queens
got to make the scene
got to kill the Dean
Gabba Gabba Hey
we accept you
one of us
Comrade Of Pop

Miami Jim
Sagittarius – bullshit
got to get your kicks before the whole shithouse goes up in flames
Gabba Gabba Hey
we accept you
one of us
Comrade Of Pop

a spectre walks the earth
comrade of pop
Gabba Gabba Hey
we accept you
one of us
Comrade Of Pop

Oh, there is also a song called WHERE DID ALL THE FREAKS GO?

We put a lot into this album.  Its a standalone thing but sits very neatly with ZIPPA DEEDOO.
Its out Thursday October 10th. You can preorder a copy from Apple Music here.  Or preorder from BandCamp here.

pic Barry Douglas

2019 shows
October 10th, 17th and 24th Dave Graney and Clare Moore will be playing with the mistLY at THE JAZZ LAB - 27 Leslie St, Brunswick

Sunday October 13th at 2pm Dave Graney and Clare Moore will be playing at Scrub Hill 1869
1713 Daylesford, Ballarat Rd
, Newlyn VIC 3364 phone 0409 645 237

October 25th and 26th Dave Graney and Clare Moore will be appearing at the JUNK BAR in ASHGROVE, BRISBANE. (Afternoon and evening shows on the Saturday)

November 16th Dave Graney and Clare Moore at SOUNDS DELICIOUS in HUSKISSON, NSW

November 17th - Dave Graney solo at Gasoline Pony, Marrickville, NSW

Friday Nov 22nd - The Dust Temple, Currumbin

Saturday Nov 23rd - Pelican Playhouse, Grafton NSW

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Starts with a Kinksy groover sketching a 21st century populist tyrant who coasts in power on waves of public resentment at those on the lowest rungs of the ladder (He Was A Sore Winner). Sweeps across a sci fi terrain with nods to songs in the sand at the end of the world (Pop Ruins) and nods to the ties that bind in the underground communities (Comrade Of Pop and Where Did All The Freaks Go?). Songs about intense, long relationships, defunct technology that didn’t answer back, severe social status definition (I’m Not Just Any Nobody), people wandering through your mind as if it was a garage sale, the anxiety of the long running showman (wide open to the elements again) and ends with a song that’s “a little bit Merle Haggard and a little bit Samuel Beckett”. " Edith Grove! Powis Square! 56 Hope Road! Petrie Terrace!.. The Roxy! The Odeon! Apollo! Palais! Olympia! The Whisky! Detroit Grande!” Pop Ruins!"


ZIPPA DEEDOO WHAT IS/WAS THAT/THIS? (The title comes from the chorus of “Song Of Life” ) is a classic rock’n’roll album. Classic if you lived through what has become known as ”the classic rock era” as it rolled out new and even broke onto the beachhead and morphed into punk. That’s the direction Dave Graney and Clare Moore have always been coming from. They have spent their lives schooled by and immersed in rock ‘n’ roll culture. Neither attended higher education and they dived in deep and kept swimming. From the Moodists through the Coral Snakes /White Buffaloes to the mistLY This is an album with their band, Dave Graney and the mistLY. Stuart Perera has played guitar with them since 1998 and Stu Thomas on bass since 2004. MARCH 2019 ZIPPA DEEDOO WHAT IS/WAS THAT/THIS? 2019 album out on Compact Disc - available here via mail order...
If you are from outside of Australia and wish to purchase a Compact Disc copy of ZIPPA DEEDOO WHAT IS/WAS THAT/THIS? please use this button (different postage)



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

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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 - digital or as CD

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-Availableas a digital album via BandCamp

UNAVAILABLE ! Completely sold out!

It is written,baby-book released 1997- available $10 via paypal