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.

Monday, December 2, 2019

SA MUSIC HALL OF FAME Dec 20th in Adelaide

Clare Moore and myself are being inducted into the South Australian Music Hall Of Fame Dec 20th . There will be a formal event and then we will play a show at the Jade Monkey in Adelaide.  
We are very pleased about all of this. Very happy to be so honoured. 

We came back to Melbourne from NSW feeling very upbeat but also very much effected by being in such smoky environments for a week or so. We both sounded like we had head colds and then actually developed something very much like that. Must have been fatigue. We had a couple more dates to do. 

There was a show on the ABC about the 90s tv show Recovery which we watched in our beaten up states. We had appeared on the show in every year of the three it was on and in one episode, played three songs. Our old friend Tony Mahony was very involved in the look of the show. We didn't feature in this brutally revisionist show, it stayed closely to the tracks of what "90s" Australian music has come to be represented as  and tv people who later blew up big like Rove McManus and film people like Leigh Whannell were given much air time.

Oh well. History belongs to the winners. This clip was recorded very early one morning for the show. That daay we also performed The Confessions Of Serge Gainsbourg and I'm Gonna Live In My Own Big World.

I twisted my ankle on the day before the Melbourne gig which was to be at Birds Basement.
This is an amazing room in the city. Such great equipment and sight lines and video screens and seats for all. Top shelf entertainment.
Melbourne has had nothing like it since the Continental in the 90s.
I was feeling the smoke damage and limping but Dr Footlights and the great sound in the room helped the gig immensely. 

We played two sets of music from the two albums we have released this year. That was it.Bam!
People were there from Japan, Edinburgh, Cairns, Sydney, Hobart and from Melbourne.  

There were tables butting right up to the lip of the stage. One right in front of me had a bunch of those blowhard Melbourne people who think they run the scene. So far up themselves they haven't seen daylight for years. Their faces- they were off them. No stamina. Dry bobs. Jaded bums. They left after the first set. 

You Can't Have Your Boogie.  

The next day Clare Moore and I drove to Yea where there was a gig to do with Alyce Platt. This was in  a marquee tent outside Yea in a  place called Strath Creek. Alyce entertained the crowd of country folk like a true professional.

We stayed the night in Yea and drove on to Beechworth where  Clare and I did a vibes and guitar gig in a lovely hotel called Tanswells. It was still quite close combat but we had a reckless feeling that it was the end of a years playing and I told the audience that. The rules of engagement were ours to set down. We played two sets of songs from the two current albums and some from 2014 and 2017 and 1995 and 2001. Sounded great to me. Though I was freewheeling it like a resistance comrade.

Beechworth is a very pretty National Trust town. People are quite sophisticated. The Good Life abounds.

I had a strong vision during the show about the intensity and power musicians have to possess at their call. People drift in and out of the room you are in and also in and out of your life. They are wandering eyes and ears and their attention is cheaply bought for the most part. Still, when they wander back in you have to be delivering the noise and the pain at that same power and intensity. They get to wander, you get to focus and burn. You make it look easy. Mostly, they can't tell the difference. You can't let that kind of thought distract you. You also imagine them stronger and more interesting. Sometimes all this slides in and meshes all together. For everybody.

That night in Beechworth there was a metal fest just up the road in a beautiful hall and a Baroque string quartet playing in another hall right next to that. We were staying upstairs at Tanswells and so were most of the metal bands and also some of the grey haired motorbike riders who had followed us accidentally from Yea. We stayed up for a while talking with fellow musicians from the metal fold. I love the intensity metal fans bring to music and the way they elevate the bands. Also the way they are all so happy and the bands support each other. Here is who played.

Clare liked the band name I HAVE A GOAT. I preferred BASTARDIZER.

It was a great way to end the year. Thanks to everybody who has come to our show and forked out for the albums we have made. I am so happy with them , especially ONE MILLION YEARS DC which I consider my strongest ever set of songs. 

Dec 20th Dave Graney and Clare Moore inducted into AMC SA Hall of Fame in Adelaide at the Jade Monkey.

Feb 7th Dave Graney and Clare Moore play Hardys Bay Club, Central Coast NSW

Feb 9th Dave Graney and Clare Moore play Smiths in Canberra with Coral Snake Robin Casinader joining them on mellotron.

Feb 22nd , Mona Foma, Hobart 1pm show Feb 23rd , Longley, Tasmania 2pm show

Dave Graney solo dates in WA in February.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

‘ONE MILLION YEARS DC which I consider my strongest ever set of songs’….

Hold on to that thought ‘cos yr bang-on Dave! The last 20 years there’s never been a Moore/Graney misfire whilst The Dave Graney Show and We Wuz Curious albums were out’n’out triumphs – OMY DC surpasses ‘em. Who else the fuck enters a Hall of Fame with their very best work less than two months released? Only you and Clare could pull that off. If a woman skinnies a man up then Clare’s arrangements, vocals and instrumentation keep the whole album taut and precise as befits such a honed and sharp set of tunes and words. And yr guitar licks? Yr not just tuning that thing - best ever! A certain beloved entertainer will certainly be keeping an eye out for the pick of which to filch…. If you spy him in the Adelaide shadows, job him one next time.


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...
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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

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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