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.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Hello Twenty Twenty One

We will continue doing our Thursday night 8pm shows indefinitely though as they continue to be so enjoyable.

Our next show is Thursday January 28th.


We will also be continuing our Sunday morning 8am sets every second week to make the events accessible for our friends and comrades in the northern hemisphere. Its 8am Sunday inMelbourne but Saturday 1pm in LA, 3pm in Chicago, 4pm in New York amd 9pm in the UK. 

Next show for those times is Sunday January 31st/Saturday January 30th.

In other news we have a digital live album coming out 02-12-2021 (neat numbers hey?)

Its called Dave Graney and the mistLY LYVE AT BYRDS and can be previewed and pre-ordered here.

Image is by Tony Mahony

Here is a live clip of a song from the album. 


 If you need to know about any shows we are doing just check our newly renovated website.


I have also started a very irregular podcast called PLAYERS PLEASE. There are interviews / conversations with Peter Milton Walsh from the APARTMENTS, Londoner and artist Dave Western and rock n roll artist PENNY IKINGER. 


 Had a great Xmas break in South Australia. It was quite a thing to drive out of our house and out of Melbourne and then across a state border. We had been pretty much inside of our house since March 2020.

We took it easy and stayed for a night at Bellwether wines in Penola, Sth Australia. Staying in a large, permanent teepee style tent situated on a platform in a paddock with sheep (and dogs and lizards) wandering around. The winery is a small affair inside an old shearing shed and buildings. It was quite lovely. The town is at the lower part of the Coonawarra wine growing area. It used to be a pretty downbeat joint as I remembered it but has been revived considerably by the wineries all around as well as being the former home of Australia's only saint, Mary Mackillop. We dropped some dough in an amazing vintage shop in Penolas main street before driving on to Adelaide .

That was Xmas eve and we stayed with Clares family until the New Year. We then drove to Mt Gambier where we again stayed in a tent up by the side of the Blue Lake. We had a pretty delightful couple of days with beautiful weather. The main thing being the usual gusty wind died down a little for us.

In the middle of Mt Gambier is the Robert Helpmann theatre. I had my jacket collar up due to fear of my neck being sunburned rather than it being cold. 

A friend once told me that this is where the town keeps all its money.

An impressive, large crayfish at a service station outside Kingston Sth Australia.  Previous owners used to have really great t shirts and otehr merch. The latest owners specialize in signs warning people who aren't customers not to use the toilets or any chairs. The covid restrictions added some more elements to the finger wagging mix.
In South Australia we were quite taken aback at how few people wore masks in public places. Took some getting used to. People behave how they see other people behave. Having said that they have had very few infections and have a  really great system of QR codes outside every shop that work simply and immediately with any phone and everybody does it.

 Both my parents mothers died on the same day in 1947. My father Noel would have been 21 and recently demobilized from the war where he'd served in Borneo and after which he got a severe case of glandular fever. My mother would have been 16 and still living in Naracoorte with her family. Her mother, Julia Ellen Fogarty, is buried in Millicent and I stopped on the way from Adelaide to find her grave site.

Standing outside our old house in Mt Gambier on the East side. We took a long walk around the town and then drove down to the nearby coast to visit some of my cousins.  his was a South Australian Housing Trust home in an area with a lot of those buildings. Made of local limestone. Three bedrooms. Eight people called that place home but not all at the same time as some kids moved out as others came onto the scene. Still, at times, it was five or six. 
I am standing where me and my brothers used to kick football endlessly on week nights and weekends. An Australian boys experience of that slower and slacker era. The telephone pole is the South Australian STOBIE POLE, named after the public servant-engineer who came up with the idea of putting cement between two steel girders instead of using wood. I don't think there was much wood in South Australia, until they planted Californian Radiata pine forests in Mt Gambier and surrounding areas.

Looking forward to more shows in 2021 and staying healthy. Trumps downfall has been swift and enjoyable. I hope our local LNP goons are next. Dreadful, corrupt, incompetent liars that they are.

Pete Camilleri- sound tech about the world, interviewed me for a podcast.

Here is a rough list of the 121 or so songs of mine we have played at our Stage It shows so far....


Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (2000)
Song Of Life (2019)

Where Did All the Freaks Go? (2019)

Be Sad For Me (2017)

Anchors Aweigh (2001)

Everybody Loves A Mass Killer (1997)

The Devil Drives (1997)

Drugs Are Wasted On The Young (2000)

Tuning Up (2020)

Mt Gambier Night (2012)

Answering Machine (2019)

The Brother Who Lived (2003)

Twilight Of A Villain (2003)

The Stuff That Night Is Made Of (2000)

Vengeance Is On It's Way (2000)

Night Of The Wolverine (1993)

I Need Some Scratch (2000)

A Woman Skinnies A Man Up (2014)

Midnight To Dawn (2003)

Chads Car (1981)

All Our Friends Were Stars (2003)

Everybodys Gone (2005)

A Man On The Make (1997)

Comrade Of Pop (2019)

My Schtick Weighs A Ton (2005)

Where's My Buzz? (2019)

Apollo 69 (1995)

The Birds And The Goats (1995)

Lifes a Dream (2012)

Bodysnatcher Blues (2009)

Baby I Wish I'd Been A Better Pop Star (2019)

Hell Is You, Babe (2019)

You've Been In My Mind (2019)

I Wanna Get Lost Again (2005)

Sometimes You can See Yourself (2005)

I Will Always Hate You (2001)

I Will Have Always Been Here Before (2001)

Ruperts Pets Grave (2017)

Are You Out Of Your Mind? (2017)

Your Masters Must Be Pleased With You (1999)

Lets Live Properly (2005)

We Don't Belong To Anybody (2011)

You Need To Suffer (1993)

We Need A Champion (2012)

You're All Wrong (2019)

Saturday Night Bath (2005)

Everything Was Legendary With Robert (2014)

Have You Heard About The Melbourne Mafia? (2000)

You Put A Spell On Me (2000)

Finally I Come Clean (2019)

Blues Negative (2012)

They Wanted To Be Players (1999)

I'm A Comander (1999)

Lt Colonel Cavalry (1999)

Only The Stoned (2005)

Am I Wearing Something Of Yours? (1999)

That's Frankies Negative (1984)

Ultrakeef (2019)

The Stars, Baby, The Stars (1994)

Eye O' The Vibe (2001)

Where The Trees Walk Downhill (1980)

Clinging To the Coast (2001)

You Need A Kleek, Klook (2017)

I Ain't Hi Vis (2017)

Are We Goin' Too Fast For Love? (2001)

Playin' Chicken (2012)

I Need To Be Hot (2017)

Matey, From On High (2017)

I'm Not Just Any Nobody (2019)

Flash In The Pantz (2012)

This Is the Deadest Place I've Ever Died In (2017)

You Can't Have Your Boogie (2019
I Don't Know Anything (2001)

Runaway (1983)

2068 Babe (2009
Dylan the Indie fake (2009)

I Need My Guitar (2009)

Country Roads, Unwinding (2014)

Je est Un Autre (2014)

I Dig The Pioneers (1997)
the Greatest Show In Town (1988)

Biker In Business Class (1997)

Son Of Maggie Mae (2001)
Where's My Buzz (2019)
Flower Of The Earth (2014)
I Like To Be Haunted (2009)
You Had To Be Drunk (2009)
The Sheriff Of Hell (two different versions) (1997-9)
Pianola Roll (1997)
I Know You Can't See Me (2014)

Land Of The Giants (1997)

Field Record Me (1997)
Midnights Cats (2012)
I'm In The Future Now (2007)
The Pre Revolutionary Scene (1995)
Imagine If What You Did On Your Weekend Was Your Life (1994)
Oakleigh Bowie Blues (2010)
Mr Bad Luck (2005)
King Of The Dudes (2012)
Mogambo (1993)
Rock n Roll Is Where I Hide (1995)
The Birds And The Goats (1995)
I’m Not Afraid To Be Heavy (1995)
I’m Gonna Live In My Own Big World (1995)
You Wanna Be Loved (1994)
I'm The Stranger In Town (2014)
I Been Trendy (2017)
I Don't Wanna Go Bush (2011)
Ther He Goes With His Eye Out (2005)
Old Friends (2019)
Let Me Tell You About Yourself (1994)
I Ain't Natural (2010)
Fearful Wiggings (2014)
Dandies Are Never Unbuttoned (1995)
Listen To Her Lovers Sing (1988)
World Full Of Daughters (1988)
Where Are You In The Underworld (2021)

New instrumental pieces..

Beckett And Joyce
Diaghelev and Nijinsky
Teardrop Weirdo
Ice Bergman


And we have done these 35 songs by other artists...


My Foolish Heart (Bill Evans - John McGlaughlin - Billy Eckstine and many others)
Theme From Midnight Cowboy (John Barry)

Everybody's talkin' (Fred Neil)

Time Waits For No One (Rolling Stones)

High Coin (Van Dyke Parks - Charlatans- Jackie De Shannon)

We May Never Love Like This Again (Maureen McGovern)

Clang Of The Yankee Reaper (Van Dyke Parks)

Diamonds Fur Coat Champagne (Suicide)

Lowdown (Boz Scaggs)

Hyacinth House (Doors)

So You Wanna Be A Rock N Roll Star (Byrds)

Baby I'm A Want You (Bread)

Walkin' On The Water (John Fogerty- Richard Hell)

Walk On Water (Kevin Ayers)

Alabama Bound (Charlatans)

In A Misty Morning (Gene Clark)

1-2-3 (The Len Barry Combo)

Midnight Rider (Allman Brothers)

Taboo (Arthur Lyman - Martin Denny)

Black Stick (The Cruel Sea)

You're Gonna Miss Me (Thirteenth Floor Elevators)

The Dolphins (Fred Neil - Tim Buckley)

Sweet Surrender (Tim Buckley)
Parchman Farm (Mose Allison)
Ex Lion Tamer (Wire)

Arnold Layne (Pink Floyd)

Codine (Buffy Saint Marie)

Showbusiness (AC/DC)

Alone Again Or (Love)

Live and let Live (Love)

Dropout (Urge Overkill)

Empty Shell (Subway Sect)

Bless the Weather (John Martyn)

Dive For Your Memory ( Go Betweens)

Who Of Us two? (M)


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