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Very recent interview here with Dave Graney by MATT RYAN for his fanzine. MUNSTER.
Recording and mixing almost completed for the first of two Dave Graney albums slated for release in 2019.The first off the rank will be a Dave Graney and the mistLY album. Titled ZIP A DEE DOO What Is/Was/That/This?
Double J played a wild 1991 recording of Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes live at the Prince Of Wales. (This show was released as LURE OF THE TROPICS in 1992. Mostly improvised and with Robin Casinader playing on a sparking old Leslie speakered Hammond organ that was found on the stage and too heavy to move. They were opening for an acoustic Bob Mould. Great luck that the ABC truck was there and had so many tracks left free to record the whole band.
Our October shows in NSW and Canberra were all packed and so enjoyable. Thanks to everybody who came along in Coogee, Marrickville, Hardys Bay and Canberra. Robin Casinader joined us for the latter and we had a great time. He is coming to Melbourne to play his own dates in November.
July digital release is Gloria Grahame (fuck or die) by Dave Graney
Gloria Grahame - Universal link (spotify itunes etc)
Our nine week April-May residency at the Croxton bandroom was a great experience. Thanks to everybody who came. A different set each week from across our catalogue.
We have vinyl copies of our 1989 album (thats when it was recorded) available at our shows. We found a box or two in a London warehouse.
April 2018 digital release is YOU'RE ALL WRONG by Dave Graney
YOU'RE ALL WRONG universal link (Spotify/iTunes etc)
February 2018 digital release . SONG OF LIFE by Dave Graney and Clare Moore.
Night Of The Wolverine, 1993 album by Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes made Double J's top 50 Australian albums of the 90s.
Picture in the poster below was taken by Alex Gow side of stage at the recent 16 LOVERS LANE show at the Victrian Arts Centre. It featured former members of the Go Betweens Lindy Morrison, Amanda Brown and John Willsteed playing the album of that name (and a few other tracks)with Dan Kelly, Danny Widdicombe and Luke Peackock in the band and singers Laura Jean, Jen Cloher, Romy Vager, Rob Snarski and Paul Kelly. Dave Graney also had a squawk and Clare Moore played vibes.
The Melbourne (and international) music community has been saddened by the passing of piano player and singer songwriter Conway Savage, who played with Dave Graney and Clare Moore as part of THE WHITE BUFFALOES through 1989, before he left to join Nick cave and The Bad Seeds for a thirty year stand as keybaord player. Dave Graney blogged about it here.
Dave Graney and the mistLY had rehearsed several songs that they once played with Conway in the White Buffaloes in the years 1989/1990 and here is a clip of them running through an epic version of Gene Clarks "In A Misty Morning". (Rod Hayward from the Coral Snakes/White Buffaloes sat in on guitar for the day).
A new digital single from Dave Graney. The third for 2018. This time it’s a breakout keys driven groover called Gloria Grahame (fuck or die). Its vintage Graney.
In the 90s there was the paen to the laconic and beat actor Warren Oates (1991), the instrumental Confessions Of Serge Gainsbourg (1994) and the tribute to Ava Gardner that was Mogambo (1993).
On the last physical album, 2017’s LETS GET TIGHT, there was the Charlie Parker jazz punning wonder that was DRIFTING DONNA REED.
This time Dave Graney drops down to his mean pulp groundwater with a pulsing, keys driven celebration of film noir icon Gloria Grahame, star of the Big Heat and In A Lonely Place recently the subject of the movie “Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool”. The song celebrates her cold power and resilience and enigmatic, restless persona. It touches on an apocryphal incident where, as they watched a couple having sex in a hotel room, she allegedly pulled a gun on her then husband , director Nicholas Ray and gave him the choice, fuck or die!
Get Song Of Life at all other portals-iTunes etc here...
A fantastic interview with Dave Graney on ABC Radio National by Sarah Kanowski, recorded Feb 23rd in Brisbane. Stream it or download it here.
A great review of WORKSHY here.
A blog post from an attendee at the Adelaide WORKSHY book launch.
Musician Andy Jans Brown reviews WORKSHY.
Dave Graney memoir-WORKSHY-out on Affirm press.Order it here.
Dec 26th - Dave Graney and Clare Moore will be playing their annual BOXING DAY show at the Hotel Metro in Adelaide.
January 3rd Dave Graney solo at MONA in Hobart.
January 24th Dave Graney and the mistLY will be playing at the Winnebago Lounge (Caravan Music Club)1 Victor Rd, Bentleigh East VIC Tickets here.
New Dave Graney memoir - WORKSHY out on Affirm press. Get it here.
How Long Does The Raunch? March 2017 Dave Graney and Clare Moore digital release
"How Long Does The Raunch- Stop in One?"
art - Tony Mahony
The great thing about @davegraney 's writing is not just the humour (constant) or the encyclopaedic knowledge of music (that's a given) - it's his withering assessments of human vanity. #workshy is outstanding & full of insights into how we put together a life @AffirmPress
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He is certainly more fearless than his celebrated friend Nick Cave (even if Cave’s work is imbued with a little more emotional gravity), but the pair do share a similar commitment to performance. I’d argue that Graney’s delivery (as with much of his persona) is a little more challenging than Cave’s, and these are surely contributing factors to the above-mentioned sense of alienation we might feel when confronted with his catalogue.
It’s an intelligent, audio pleasure. It’s so cool it hurts and its effects can be felt outside of the stereo. Rarely has an album so made me want to fuck. Get into it – knock yerself out.
AH Cayley- Mess And Noise
Photos from the March 2017 Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes show at the Adelaide Festival.
Dave Graney streaming/Podcast interview at Double J about a song that influenced him. Caroline Tran talks with Dave Graney about Television's Little Johnny Jewel.
Photos from March 2017 show by Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes at the NGV in Melbourne
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Dave Graney interview at Scenestr Magazine September 2016
September 2016 online interview with Dave Graney by fellow musician Anto Macaroni
Podcast (one hour or more) of recent APRA conversation with Dave Graney and Lisa Gerrard).
Some photos from the show by Carl Neumann at Scene.
Clip of a Recent radio session by Dave Graney 'n' the Coral Snakes in melbourne
pic Jonathan Anderson
Amazing "letter" published online where a young fellow writes about Dave Graney.
A new Harry Howard and the NDE album SLEEPLESS GIRLS is out on Spooky.
Free download - 15 minute track from the 2007 art show/happening THE BEWDY OF SPEED. Dave Graney and the mistLY joined by Penny Ikinger, Plutonic Lab and Joe McKee run through Miles Davis In A Silent Way.
DIGITAL ALBUM at Bandcamp now. Early 90s demos
A top shelf review of a recent Dave Graney and Clare Moore show in Adelaide, written by noted wine writer Philip White at his blog.
2015 digital only album out now Play mistLY for Me .... 14 tracks recorded live over
the last five years in different rooms.Available from Bandcamp. More
details here Available at Bandcamp and itunes.....
"There’s a fine mix of recent and back catalogue material here with a good nod towards Coral Snakes era tunes. The “audience” feel of the recordings does give a sense that you are actually there in the room enjoying the laid back ambience of the proceedings. The arrangements are both fascinating, effortless and rich giving a new life to a lot of the compositions. The sequencing of the material allows for a seamless listening experience, in some instances the transitions between the songs are little works of art in their own right with a feel of the tone poems of Miles Davis on “Get Up With It” in one instance. The occasional witty inter-song commentary is worth the price of admission alone.
The highlight for me is a funky stroll through a complete reconstruction of “The Stars Baby, The Stars” which takes an already excellent song to a completely new place."
There was a party show at Handsome Steves House of Refreshment (aka Steve Miller once of the Moodists) January 10th as Malcolm Ross was visiting from Edinburgh. Malcolm played guitar in the latter day Moodists (1986-87) and in the original London Coral Snakes (appearing on the "I was the hunter and I was the prey" album) . Malcolm did a set backed by the mistLY , the STEVE MILLER Band aka the SMB did a set as did Stu Thomas and as did THE MOODISTS.
Literary focussed interview with dave graney from THE QUESTING BEAST - a site based in Wales.
Dave Graney and Clare Moore undertook a short tour of New Zealand
recently. Whilst there, they did an interview and live session with
Emma Smith at Radio NZ.
"DAVE GRANEY FEARFUL WIGGINGS (Fuse) *****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
2014 solo album from Dave Graney , FEARFUL
WIGGINGS. Begun early
in 2013 and vocals recorded with Lisa Gerard (Dead Can Dance)
at her studio in rural Victoria. Most instruments played by Dave Graney
with Clare Moore on percussion, drums and vibes and also UK guitar genius Nick Harper on two songs. A single will be released in early 2014. Its
quite pop. Begun with acoustic guitar tracks. A singer songwriter record
in some ways.
Tracks on FEARFUL WIGGINGS include A woman skinnies a man up, everything was legendary
with robert, how can you get out of london? flower of the earth, country
roads unwinding, I was there, look into my shades, I'm the stranger
in town, I know you can't see me, everything is perfect
in it's beginning, fearful wiggings, je est un autre, the old docklands
Bob Osborne writes about dave graney and the mistLY playing in London May 2016.
Trust the Wizards - a podcast describing the ATP Festival at Pontins in April and making sense of Dave Graney for newcomers- by a couple of newcomers.
God Is In The TV online zine covers Dave Graney and the mistLY , among many others, at ATP Pontins, April 2016.
A TWO HOUR podcast interview by David Cox in Sydney late 2015. Going over all things Grane- Moodists/Coral Snakes and mistLY. Thanks David!
A clip of dave graney and the mistLY playing live June 28th 2015. Thanks to Barry Douglas aka BARRY TAKES PHOTOS.
Banana Lounge Broadcasting is a weekly show (12-2pm on Tuesdays) by Dave Graney on Melbourne's Triple R radio station. There is a facebook page
The show can also be heard at any time via the Triple R "on demand player"
YOU'VE BEEN IN MY MIND has
been rebooted as a digital album with two extra tracks
There is also a page for RARITIES and SINGLES.Very Limited amounts of stock available for these items.
Clare Moore has a band called the DAMES. She writes songs and sings and plays drums. Kaye Louise Patterson wites songs , sings and plays piano. Dave Graney stands in the shadows and plays electric guitar , as does Will Hindmarsh from Go Go Sapien on his laptop and keyboard. They recorded an album and it was mixed by BARRY ADAMSON in London. Sounding totally BOSS. This was released in September 2013.
WAM and DAZ. A rap duo with Wam (Will Hindmarsh from Go Go Sapien) and DAZ (dave graney) have released their first single, "PHONEY BALONEY (porn on the phone)" . More have been recorded and will be coming out regularly.
New digital only release. A recording of the narrative show
POINT BLANK from 2006.A show about a performer looking for a stage and
then the heroic battles for it and upon it.Vibes,piano and dave graney
singing and talking - without a mic- into the room. Total 19th century
style show. 13 songs over two files. Whole show is roughly an hour long.
Available as a 59 minute digital album from Bandcamp.
a live review from the same writer and magazine- OFFSTREET PRESS
New cd out on LIBERATION- art TONY MAHONY
A short Youtube film about Dave Graney and the mistLY made by DEREK ROGERS in Adelaide. It was filmed in a great venue in the suburb of Semaphore which is/was the Communist Party HQ.See it here.
Available here via PAYPAL $35.00 inc postage in australia.
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.
2010 remix compilation album. Available here via PAYPAL
the brother who lived
MC Bits- the third Dave Graney narrative show performed at the Butterfly Club. this time, just Dave Graney and Mark Fitzgibbon on piano.
Dave Graney presented the follow up to the acclaimed
narrative show "Point Blank" at the Butterfly Club
in Melbourne from 26th to 28th March 2009. This was again presented with
Clare Moore on percussion and also Stu Thomas on fuzz bass and Stu Perera
on guitar. It was called "Dave Graney- LIVE IN HELL!".
A second season was undertaken in October 2009. Four nights at the Butterfly
Stu Thomas has also recorded another album as a bass player in Kim Salmon and
the Surrealists. Released on Low Transit Industries in 2010.
Click here to see "the Endeavour-TRON". An idealized dream home as imagined by Dave Graney and Clare Moore and architect Terence Nott.
"WE WUZ CURIOUS" , 2008 album released by the Lurid Yellow Mist...featuring Dave Graney and Clare Moore.
TRACK LISTING FOR WE WUZ CURIOUS
you had to be drunk (dave graney)
In November 2007 there was a special event at the Victorian Arts Centre,
curated by Dave Graney. "the Bewdy of speed" , it was
a one hour happening featuring the Lurid Yellow Mist, Penny Ikinger, Plutonic
Lab and Joe McKee ( 25% Snowman).Visuals were provided by Sydney libertarian
thinktank/ underworld film and culture archivists and djays Jamie and
Asper Leonarder aka Jay Katz and Miss Death aka the Sounds of Seduction
aka the Mu-Meson Archives.
poster by Tony Mahony
Lt Colonel, Cavalry
As well as being members of the amazing art rock/ rock art outfit known as SALMON, Graney and Moore recorded The Darling Downs two albums at the Ponderosa. The Darling Downs are Kim Salmon on nylon string acoustic guitar and Ron Peno on vocals.
"1001 australian nights", a book by Dave Graney on Melbournes AFFIRM PRESS.Billed as a "memoir" It concentrates on Dave Graneys life as an artist and performer.Not so much a personal slant but everything gets all mixed up along the way.
pic tony mahony
is where I hide", released simultaneously with the book,
in April 2011.This album was on Liberation and
was a full on rock'n'roll album recorded at Soundpark in Melbourne by Dave
Graney and the Lurid Yellow Mist and mixed by Victor Van Vugt
in New York City.(Victor left Australia with the Moodists in 1983 and
returned briefly in 1995 to co produce "the soft'n'sexy sound".
1 rock'n'roll is where I hide 7:20
You can find all manner of Dave Graney interviews and reviews HERE.
Links to Davids' favourite writers, musicians , political groups etc can be found HERE.
Upcoming live dates and recent live reviews can be found HERE.
You can find all the RDGS, Dave Graney Show, Lurid Yellow, Knock yourself out lyrics HERE. (The Coral Snakes period lyrics are collected in a fine bound book with many illustrations by Tony Mahony. This can be purchased from HERE. (Clare Moores' "Third Woman" CD is also available for online purchase , as is "Heroic Blues "and also "Lure of the tropics , some t shirts and also posters.
You can find Davids' crude attempts to descibe his chords and songwriting HERE.
The Moodists lyrics can be found HERE.
Dave Graney released a solo album in June 2009. It is called "Knock
yourself out".Described as an "electro boogie" record.
Most instruments played by Dave Graney with Clare Moore cooking up some
synth out grooves and Stu Thomas stepping up for some bass grooves on
a couple of tracks. Stu Perera also appears. Still, it is deemed a solo
record and is out now These are the tracks ...
Here is a video link to "I'm in the future now" , from WE WUZ CURIOUS, on youtube . The video was shot on the Cocos islands which are situated 2500 k's past Perth into the Indian Ocean. All shot and edited by Stu Thomas aka Stu D.
Dave Graney, Clare Moore, Stu Thomas- Brixton 2008- pic dave western
A recent show by the Moodists in Melbourne once again saw the aristocrats of the underworld come out to check out something real and scary. The band scared themselves . Here are some reports from this rare sighting
Mick Geyer, friend and former manager of Dave Graney 'n' the Coral Snakes, passed away on the 13th April 2004 and was buried in the town he was born and gew up in, Sunbury, Victoria. Dave Graney has written a brief story about Mick Geyer HERE.
Salmon, the hard rock high concept instrumental outfit. Here
the leader, rock combat dr strangelove type Kim Salmon throws
us a few fuckin bones....
An interview with Kim Salmon touching on his career and his recent work with SALMON and the DARLING DOWNS can be found here
Album available on cd via paypal here...
Album available on double gatefold vinyl here
The Moodists Compilation
,"two fisted art" was out on the on the
WMinc label . It is a wild two
disc affair. 19 studio tracks fro the 1980 - 1986 life of the band and
then 16 live tracks on the other disc. These live tracks were perhaps
the main spur for putting the cd out. All unreleased and most never recorded,
they capture the band in great sound in three distinct periods. These
are in 1982 at the Sedition Festival in Sydney (Mick Turners first gig
with the band), 1984 in Melbourne ( Mick Turners last gig with the band)
and 1985 in London. All the tracks were selected by Steve Miller , David
Graney, Clare Moore ,Chris Walsh and Mick Turner and the WMinc label is
run by Steve Miller and Graham Lee. Not many reissues happen in such an
in family/ in house manner. This compilation happened because we all wanted
it to and felt that the music deserved another listen. Most had never
been been released in Australia and all of it had never been released
on CD at all.Available on itunes.
Reviews of "two fisted art" can be seen
the papers were saying in 2003.