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

dave graney - Moodists-Coral Snakes-mistLY-FEARFUL WIGGINGS
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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 Charlie Christian or Grant Green -but not in this lifetime, I know.

Monday, November 30, 2020

Players Please Dave Western-Londoner and Artist-Artist and Londoner.

PlayArn Player #2

Players Please.

Second edition of my wayward podcast. Available only at Mixcloud.

This time its artist Dave Western. An artist and a Londoner. A Londoner and an artist.

Here is a link to Daves' website.

We talk about 80s London, musical London and eternal London.

Dave worked on this book on THE HEATHWALL a secret river below Battersea. 

There was also this beautifully illustrated book on Londons lost river, THE EFFRA.

And this book on a bike ride from gallows site to gallows site in South London, Death On the Brighton Road.

Dave did record sleeves for us in the vinyl era. When we first started up Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes around 1987 or so and put out two 12"eps and two albums with Fire Records.



We also touch on a night in 1984 at the FRIDGE in Brixton when the Moodists played but their opening act was Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds playing their first ever show.

Dave Western supplied all these images of his artwork.  Please respect his work and if youre going to share them, credit him.


From WORKSHY ... "

One night we got a call that there was studio time the next day at a place in Waterloo called Alaska. We rang around everybody in the band, some being out on the turps at a gig, and got to the studio in some sort of shape the next day. Despite its name, Alaska was a hideously hot and airless underground bunker. It was a bit of a shock to us after our last experience at the much more spacious Livingston Studios in Wood Green. We made show and put down three tracks. Mick Harvey came in to play some piano. The heat played havoc with the tuning so it had an authentic saloon-bar wonkiness to it...."


 and...."  Like Malcolm Ross, Chris Carr had been brought up in East Africa. Chris is still working in London. In that vast combine of industry, money and real estate. In the digital era, he meets people face to face and talks with them and brings things to his own tempo. We had met Chris through the Birthday Party and he had been connected, by marriage , to Chris Bailey from the Saints. He still works with Chris Bailey. Yes, old school.

We also had a great ally in an artist called Dave Western, who we met through Chris. A wonderful, modern-day William Blake figure who knows London like an intense palimpsest image and has arcane pre-digital skills in art, photography and illustration. Also a rock’n’roll cultured geezer who operates far from any sort of academy. We’d sit with people like this, blowing off smoke and alcohol fumes in a Soho pub, also joined by a record producer called Phil Vinall. We’d work with Phil on our first two albums and Dave would provide the artwork..."



 We touch upon these characters in the conversation.

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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...
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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 - 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