released on Cockaigne, October 2019.
ONE MILLION YEARS DC
1 He Was A Sore Winner 3:28
2 Hell Is You Babe 5:02
3 Pop Ruins 5:10
4 I’m Not Just Any Nobody 4:12
5 Comrade Of Pop 6:40
6 Where Did All the Freaks Go? 5:20
7 You’ve Been In My Mind 4:53
8 Answering Machine 3:42
9 You Can’t Have Your Boogie 4:44
10 Finally I Come Clean 4:54
11 Old Friends 5:28
Dave Graney, vocals, electric, acoustic guitars, bass, autoharp, occasional keys.
Clare Moore, drums, vibes, marimba, percussion, keys, melodica, backing vocals.
Shane Reilly, pedal steel on tracks 1,4 and 5.
Robin Casinader mellotron on track 7, Stu Thomas backing vocals. on tracks 3 and 4. Emily Jarrett and Will Hindmarsh (Go Go Sapien) backing vocals on track 11, Harry Howard and Edwina Preston, backing vocals on track 6.
Recorded and mixed at the Ponderosa in Melbourne April 2018 to August 2019 by Dave Graney and Clare Moore. Mastered by Greg Wadley.
Photo by Barry Douglas.
Cover image by Tony Mahony.
All songs written by Dave Graney. Copyright Control
This is their second album for 2019, coming hot on the smoking wheels of ZIPPA DEEDOO WHAT IS/WAS THAT/THIS? That was a “band” album - a “mistLY” album and this is an album of songs. The focus was on the eleven fantastic songs.
Pop sounds from the end of the world.
“Iggy Pop - Cincinatti Pop – Peanut Butter - Radio Birdman up above – yeah hup…
clip shot by Will Hindmarsh September 2019
"Once I had an Answering Machine – though I never asked it a question…It never got smart- it never got any smarter- it just answered…”A vivid, rich and sparkling collection of songs. Reflective, searching and personal.
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! Powys Square! 56 Hope Road! Petrie Terrace!..
The Roxy! The Odeon! Apollo! Palais! Olympia! The Whisky! Detroit Grande!”
Available as a digital album from all the outlets.
"This is described as a “rock and roll” album and in that it reflects music from the late 60s/early 70s (pre-punk if you will) that is a reasonable description but i’d say it goes beyond that basic description as there are modern elements, nods to jazz, the use of current technique, and of course the unique Graney/Moore stylings all present. It adds to and enhances a formidable body of work.
Dave Graney memoir-WORKSHY-out on Affirm press
the dave graney show- an outstanding album recorded for Festival in 1998
Kiss tomorrow goodbye (2000)
the third woman (2002)
the brother who lived ? (2003)
Keepin' it Unreal (2006)
We wuz curious (2008)
Knock yourself out (2009)
YOU'VE BEEN IN MY MIND (2012)Once I Loved The Torn Ocean's Roar - 80s/90s Demos Vol 2 - dave graney - COCKAIGNE - digital only album at itunes and Bandcamp. night of the wolverine demos/early 90s songwriter demos - dave graney (cockaigne) digital album
Dave Graney and Clare Moore with Robin Casinader -IN CONCERT - digital album for May 21st 2020