"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".
Night Of The Wolverine, 1993 album by Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes made Double J's top 50 Australian albums of the 90s.
December 2016 digital release.
40 minute interview with Dave Graney by ABC's Richard Fidler- ranging across entire career and life.
Or perhaps a TWO HOUR podcast interview by David Cox in Sydney late 2015. Thanks David!
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I can’t forget the bill that hot night at the Palace in St. Kilda many years ago…The show opened with a guy called Dave Graney, the song and dance man, the loveable rogue, ‘the love rustler’ with his Coral Snakes, and the serene Clare Moore keeping everything together in the back. Then the Cruel Sea shambled onstage with Tex Perkins, tearing a hole in the night, a bellowing, rancid Lizard King in a ripped Jaws t-shirt. Finally, the Bad Seeds, with Cave mounting the fold-back, capes flowing in an impossible wind, like some perverse southern gothic evangelist, braying to the raptured who were already certain to be damned, and didn’t care. The Palace heaved that night with sweat and obscenity. And we were right there, in Melbourne, at the molten core of the rock world, drinking in the magma. Not even a thousand beers as we poured out of there, and drifted over the tram tracks to the Esplanade, could calm us down and quell the charge. But it was the unstoppable Graney, in his natty jumpsuit, with his wit, and his ways, dipping into the slow chords of ‘Night of the Wolverine’, that we knew we’d found a poet, whose lines were etched like the statue of Carlo Catarni outside and had announced himself, that night, there and then, as a put-down-your-glassss superstar. xo
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Scroll down for a short history of the Dave Graney/ Clare Moore experience over the last couple of decades. Courtesy of Ian McFarlanes excellent encyclopedia of Australian Rock.
THE DAMES - Album mixed by Barry Adamson . Clare
Patterson and a HOST of guest players
October 2016 single- Matey,From On High
Dave Graney memoir-WORKSHY-out on Affirm press.Order it here.
Sunday March 10th Dave Graney and the mistLY playing a short set (around 1pm) for Roady For Roadies event at the Palais in St Kilda on a bill with Mark Seymour and JR Reyne. An event to help entertainment workers who have fall on hard times. Tickets here.
Shows below are by Dave Graney and Clare Moore.
Friday April 12th - Memo Music Hall opening for Stephen Cummings.
Shows below are by Dave Graney and the mistLY
Wednesday 8 May - Brass Monkey Cronulla
July 12th - THE GOV - Adelaide.
2011 dave graney memoir - writing about life as an artist and all the tone and drive. ... cover by Tony MahonyOverseas postage - please click below
1997 book of all CORAL SNAKES era lyrics with amazing photos and artwork by Tony Mahony. Available only from this site.
Overseas postage please click below.
Encyclopedia entry for
the dave graney and the mistLY.
NB Previously Moore and Graney had been
in the Moodists with Steve Miller, Chris Walsh, Mick Turner and
(latterly) David McClymont who released three albums (Engine shudder,
thirstys calling and double life) and several EP's.
Clare Moore onstage with the Moodists 1984.
*****David Graney & Clare
Discography (retrospectively) ****
2018 digital singles SONG OF LIFE (February) and YOU'RE ALL WRONG (April).
2017 - CD LET'S GET TIGHT by Dave Graney and Clare Moore.
Tour Of Europe including performance at the very last ATP Festival in Wales curated by Stewart Lee.
Once I Loved The Torn Ocean's Roar - 80s/90s Demos Vol 2 - dave graney - COCKAIGNE - digital only album at itunes and Bandcamp.
play mistLY for me - dave graney and the mistLY - (digital only 14 track live collection on COCKAIGNE 2015)
FEARFUL WIGGINGS- Dave Graney (Cockaigne 2014)
"THE MERCURY YEARS" 4 disc set of albums
recorded for Universal 1994-97. Includes teh disc of rarities and unreleased
tracks "Lobster palace
album 2008 - physical copies sold out - at itunes and bandcamp.
image - tony Mahony
|At the end of 1992, Graney scored
a publishing deal with PolyGram Publishing, and the Coral Snakes entered
the studio with engineer/producer Tony Cohen to record their breakthrough
album "Night of the Wolverine". Helping out were Andrew
Picouleau (bass; ex-Sacred Cowboys), Amanda Mitchell (backing vocals) and
Tex Perkins who guested on one track. Night of the Wolverine (April 1993)
was a certified Australian rock classic. It captured Graney at the peak
of his songwriting powers. Tracks like `You're Just Too Hip Baby', `Night
of the Wolverine', `I'm Just Havin' One O' Those Lives' and `Three Dead
Passengers' were full of elegant and eccentric detail. The album was issued
in the UK during July 1996.
With Gordy Blair back in the bass seat, Dave Graney with the Coral Snakes consolidated their new-found success with the album "You Wanna Be There But You Don't Wanna Travel" (June 1994) which made its debut at #10 on the national mainstream chart. It included the CD singles `I'm Gonna Release Your Soul' (April) and `You Wanna Be Loved' (August). Initial copies of the album came packaged with a limited edition bonus disc, Unbuttoned, which featured seven previously unissued tracks.
The Dave Graney `n' the Coral Snakes' album "The Soft 'n' Sexy Sound" (#15 in July 1995) included the singles `I'm Not Afraid to Be Heavy' (June), `Rock'n'Roll is Where I Hide' (August) and `I'm Gonna Live in My Own Big World' (February 1996). The album also contained one of the sharpest observations on the machinations of rock music in `Morrison Floor Show'. The limited edition bonus disc that time was titled Music for Colourful Racing Identities. `Rock'n'Roll is Where I Hide' registered #16 on the 1995 Triple J Hottest 100 list.
The White Buffaloes/Coral Snakes' albums were remastered and repackaged for CD release in November 1996. The reissued Soft 'n' Sexy Sound included a different bonus disc, Simply the Best `El Supremo'.
The Coral Snakes first single for 1997 was `Feelin' Kinda Sporty' (April) from the album "The Devil Drives" (May). The album reached #18 in June, and produced a second CD single, `A Man on the Make', in September. "Feelin' Kinda Sporty" logged the #84 placement on the 1997 Triple J Hottest 100 list.
Dave Graney broke up the
Coral Snakes in December 1997. Having
formed a new 4-piece band, and discarded the two-gig try-out moniker of
Love Me Love My Balls, he settled on the new band name of The Dave
Graney Show. In the meantime, Graney and Clare Moore, backed by the
Dirty Three, had contributed a cover of the Hal David/Burt Bacharach song
What the World Needs Now (Is Love), to the all-Australian
To Hal and Bacharach tribute album on WEA (April 1998). Graney also made
a two-episode acting appearance in television soapie Neighbours (late
2002 saw the release of Heroic Blues
(COCK005) on Cockaigne through MGM. Also the single release of
"are we goin' too fast for love?". (both available online through
In July there was also the release of "the
soundtrack to the motion picture Bad Eggs by David Graney and Clare
Moore" This was a 20 track instrumental collection which was composed
for Tony Martins debut feature.
2005 saw the release of Hashish and
Liquor on Sydney label Reverberation. A double set with Graney
taking one disc and Moore the other.
2009 saw the first album billed as a Dave Graney SOLO release coming out. "Knock yourself out" , released on Cockaigne through Fuse, hasdmost instruments payed by Dave Graney but has several tracks with the music created and recorded by Clare Moore as well as guest turns from Stu Perera and Stuart Thomas.
2010 release -"remix compilation" -SUPERMODIFIED.18 tracks, all remixed , re-sung,re-strung and replayed and remastered by Dave Graney from March to June 2010.
2011"rock'n'roll is where I hide" electric re-recordings of a dozen graney classics for LIBERATION.Also, the release of "1001 australian nights", a memoir by Dave Graney on Affirm Press.
2012 dave graney and the mistLY" release an album "you've been in my mind" on COCKAIGNE.
2012 alo saw the release of the first Harry Howard and the NDE album, "near death experience". On SPOOKY.
2013 - THE DAMES - self titled album from a band comprised of songwriters Clare Moore and Kaye Louise Patterson and a cast of stellar guests. Mixed by Barry Adamson in the UK. On Cockaigne.
2013 - second album from Harry Howard and the NDE- a band which include Dave Graney on bass and Clare Moore on drums. The album is "Pretty" and is on SPOOKY.
2013 "the soundtrack to the movie JOHNNY GHOST (digital only release)
2013 - two live "narrative show" albums released via bandcamp. "Point Blank" from 2006 and "Live in Hell" from 2009.
2014 - FEARFUL WIGGINGS- the second only release to be credited as a "solo" set. Vocals recorded with Lisa Gerard (Dead Can Dance), contributions from UK guitar demon Nick Harper and , of course, Clare Moore on vocals, vibes, keys and percussion.
2015 play mistLY for me - 14 track digital only live collection out on Cockaigne
I'm a Good Hater
Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and
Pop / Ian McFarlane 1999
completely sold out- available as separate digital albums
art Tony Mahony
art tony mahony