Recent news , undercurrents and breaking waves in the mistLY
Dave Graney online blogs
Dave Graney and Clare Moore have been doing Thursday night (8pm AEST) sets live online from their studio The next show is Thursday May 28th .A small fee to watch. It happens live, no facility for watching back.
Coming May 21st, the first of three live album collections from the vaults. the first is a deluxe vibes, mellotron and guitar set from early in 2020, just before the shutdown. Out in May.
Clip made for POP RUINS from ONE MILLION YEARS DC by NZ artist Delaney Davidson.
ONE MILLION YEARS DC is the title for the new album credited to Dave Graney and Clare Moore. 11 tracks recorded and mixed at the Ponderosa in Melbourne.
Digital album with Clare Moore - ONE MILLION YEARS DC. At Apple Music here
There was a SPICKS AND SPECKS 90s special on ABC TV Feb 23rd featuring Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes in a special segment.
Dave Graney and Clare Moore were guests on the Conversation Hour at ABC MELBOURNE June 2019.Listen back here.
ZIPPA DEEDOO WHAT IS/WAS THAT/THIS?
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.
ZIPPA DEEDOO WHAT IS/WAS THAT/THIS? 2019 album out - available here via mail order... album available at our Bandcamp page either as a digital copy or a Compact Disc. Art by Tony Mahony
Review of ZIPPA DEEDOO WHAT IS/WAS THAT/THIS? at the i94bar. (A site usually tuned into all things "Detroit/Birdman/Stooge-ish")
"This is your Guernica, your Imagine, your XYGTHO Phase 3, your Raging Bull. Everything you have created before has culminated in this true masterpiece of recorded music. Life, Death, Pathos, Humour, Groove and above all Aplomb = Zippa Dee Do what is-was that-this? Congratulations to you, Clare and the mistLY and thank you for an album that will be on regular rotation in my shack for the remainder of my days".
Great Review of the album in Music Trust by Noel Mengel.
"Excellent writing on the album by Bob Osborne at Analogue Trash Radio".
"With ZIPPA DEEDOO WHAT IS/WAS THAT/THIS?, Graney set out to make a BAND album this time around and the MistLY revel in the creative freedom of tracks like Is That What You Did?, an eight minute-plus opus executed in the spirit of the great jam bands such as The Allman Brothers and Grateful Dead. Credited to all four band members, there’s a sense of space in the song which allows the band to explore some wonderful musical ideas, taking great advantage of the opportunity to lay down some tasteful, complementary licks.
Night Of The Wolverine, 1993 album by Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes made Double J's top 50 Australian albums of the 90s.
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.
Very recent interview here with Dave Graney by MATT RYAN for his fanzine. MUNSTER.
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.
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.
Musician Andy Jans Brown reviews WORKSHY.
Dave Graney is up for some PARLOUR GIGS. It's a system or portal where you can book artists to come play in your PARLOUR - House - Apartment - Ranch etc.
You can also contact Dave Graney DIRECT and sort out an event.
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
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!
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.
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"
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."
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
a live review from the same writer and magazine- OFFSTREET PRESS
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. "it is written, baby" - 1997 book of all Coral Snakes era lyrics with amazing imagery by Tony Mahony. Available at our Bandcamp page.
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.
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
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 ...
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.
The Moodists Compilatio ,"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.