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

dave graney - Moodists-Coral Snakes-mistLY-FEARFUL WIGGINGS
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Current album Dave Graney and the mistLY LYVE AT BYRDS. Two albums in 2020, "Dave Graney and Clare Moore In Concert with Robin Casinader" and "Dave Graney and Clare Moore with Georgio "the dove" Valentino and Malcolm Ross". 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 Dickey Betts, John Cippolina or Grant Green - but not in this lifetime, I know.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Hello-Hello again

It's been a while.
Now the world has changed.
That sort of thing is typed out somewhere into a  computer all over the world every few minutes.

Feb 20th we did a fantastic show in St Kilda with the mistLY. Such a  great room.
Then Clare Moore and I did two excellent gigs in Hobart with guitars and vibes. One at Mona Musem and another at a beautiful out of town hotel called the Longley International.

At Mona

Clare Moore in Salamanca Place- the waterfront patch of Hobart.

I played six shows by myself in five days in West Australia in the last week of February and had the most enjoyable time of it.
A couple of house shows, a theatre style performace at Fremantle Social Club, drives to play in the Margaret River and Bunbury and back in Perth again. Well the last one was technically in a beach suburb called Scarborough about 20 minutes out of the city but I called it Perth. I used a beautiful Fender Blues Deluxe borrowed from former Triffid Alsy McDonald. Was great to catch up with him and Jill Birt. Martyn Casey and Bleddyn Butcher were at the gig too.

People were so nice to me, at several of the gigs mother and father were there with their young adult children, the whole family having grooved on my work for decades. People hugged me and a man gave me a beautiful artwork - a eally excellent landscape painting.

Could not have had a better time of it. Even the last show which was notable for the presence of a country basketball team, all dressed in white terry towling hats and shorts like 70s cricket thugs who just talked and stunk up the room for the whole show. Just young, dumb hicks who were staying at the hotel too and whose idea of a gig would have been a TV talent show. They didn't know what a show was or what I was doing. Some dill coming up and asking me if he could play a song on my guitar etc. No...

They were there until the bitter end until I packed up. The second set had seen people in the audience standing up and yelling at them to "fuuuucccckkkk ooooooffff!" It could have gotten silly but I handled the situation. Yes, they were still there as I packed up, singing some stupid song that they all knew. I was staying there too. I took my guitars and amp to my room and there was a bunch of them standing around the door. I got out my key and one of them said, "you was on Spick and Specks last week 'ey?" (Australian tv show which we had played some musical parlour game on- "we" being Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes"- for a 90s special. We had recorded it in October.) "Yeah" I said, not really feeling like engaging with them after they'd done their best to ruin the gig. They were impressed by that tv stamp of authenticity and stared at me a bit like I was on tv again and just continued to drink beer in the corridor.

 Spicks and Specks 90s special - we played elements of 90s hits and the panellists had to guess which. You can catch it on iview here.

Oh well, see how much text I spent on the bad rather than the good? thats life ain't it? You only remember the arseholes. The stiffs.

Adele Pickvance, who played with us for three albums in the late 90s, early 2000's came to Melbourne (from Brisbane) to do a couple of brilliant shows with her  band Adele and the Chandeliers/ Both shows were with the Routines (Jane Dust, Clare Moore, Emily Jarrett and Will Hindmarsh).

Then I came back to Melbourne March 2nd with the gathering pandemic starting to get some attention. Clare went to Adealaide to do shows with Alyce Platt and also with The Songs Of David McComb. I pretty much have only left the house once since then to do a radio show Tuesday 17th March. The last two radio shows I have done remotely via skype to the studio and with Andrew Delaney in at Triple R.

You can listen to the latest episode of the show here.

Melbourne is now close to locked down. Our Federal government has been slow and wholely concerned with the economy. It hurts them to have to think of people. The State government of Victoria has been great and has really been leading the Feds to more effective action.

We went to the shops once this week. I wore clothes from the back of the wardrobe, including shoes I could leave outside our front door.

Shopping kit.

We have no gigs so no income and things are looking grim.

The weather has been so lovely in Melbourne though. A very David Lynchian moment. Blue skies, birds going mad with the quietness of the city and this nagging sense of doom with the invisible terror...

If you wanted to buy some of our music from Bandcamp that would be a great help.
We have CDS available as well as digital downloads.

I'll be putting up some more stuff soon. 90s cds and some badges and cassettes. Stay tuned.

I have also been mixing a show Clare Moore and I did in Canberra in January with Robin Casinader. Its almost finished and could be out in a matter of weeks as a digital download album. It sounds deluxe and is a set of songs leaning heavily on our 90s output. It is to be called IN CONCERT.

There will be two or three other digital albums to come in the next months. One is a set we did in London and Hull in 2017 with Malcolm Ross and Georgio "the dove" Valentino and another is a show we did in Melbourne in November 2019 at Birds Basement Jazz Club with the mistLY. That will be LIVE AT BIRDS.

I have also collaborated on an album with UK electronic artist Robin Rimbaud aka SCANNER and that sounds stellar. Just a serendipitous thing we talked about online about 18  months ago that got some time to attend to in December-January. Yes, Pre-Corona.

We are also thinking of doing some live streamed shows. We did one recently on Facebook for a winery in Penola, SA. Well it was for a group of people who are connected to that page. It took a whie for us to get it happening, more Facebooks problem than ours.  Might be be able to see it via Facebook here.

Stay safe, everybody and stay home!

Dave Graney and Clare Moore with Georgio "the dove" Valentino and Malcolm Ross

Dave Graney and Clare Moore with Robin Casinader - In Concert


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

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, 12 string set - CDs sold out - digital only

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