out now...........available via this site or Bandcamp


available at itunes here


2017 reflection....I wanted to do a remix album. Tracks that I thought had gotten away from myself and everybody. I had another pass at one of the tracks on here, "midnight to dawn", for our "you've been in my mind" itunes edition.That featured Henry Wagons on vocals. The first two tracks were always favourites. I just wanted to get them out again. Sing them better and recast them.
With more than a little hubris, I might say we've often gotten to places a long time before other people.We rush into open spaces, get isolated and exposed, rather than travelling within a tight pack. I thought it would be prudent to slow down and bring out a record like this. Perhaps people were ready for some of it now?
fave lyric ..."one of the two was tougher or luckier, or smarter / he was found in the garden shed
the tapes were mixed by his road manager / his image triggers off a world of possibilities - a diver poised - the door always open wide
somebody standin on the other side of the river / I often wonder about the brother who lived


released on COCKAIGNE , August 2010.Available here via PAYPAL now.
Front cover, Tony Mahony.

Track Listing
the brother who lived
all our friends were stars
like a millionaire
a boy named epic
the royal troll
clingin’ to the coast
I am your humble servant
are we goin’ too fast for love?
I’m seein’ demons
anchors aweigh
midnight to dawn
twilight of a villain
I ain’t natural
she looked at me from out of her eyes
my old gloves
while you dream,I live
I don’t know anything
commercial street east (starry)






It’s a remix/remaster/replayed compilation.
There are ten tracks from “the brother who lived”, 4 tracks from “heroic blues” and 4 previously unreleased songs that were all recorded at either of those sessions. “Its like a souped up hot rodded version of the original songs, with some extra tracks that got lost along the way. We put the songs up on the blocks and re-tuned them, re-sang them, re-strung them , put more drums and percussion and vocals and keys and remixed all of them. Inserted ,bussed , sent, returned, compressed , buzzed, eq’d and coloured all the reverbs and delays and remastered it at the end. Its a new thing.
Standout tracks are Tracks 1 and 2 “the brother who lived” and “all our friends were stars” which were originally recorded with Greg Walker from Machine Translations, track 8, “are we goin’ too fast for love?” and track 11 “midnight to dawn”.
It’s a pop collection with a sleek, dark and sinister
, kinda Roxy thread running through it. An album for
the times. The True Blood - DOLLHOUSE times.


pic dave western

players involved
Dave Graney, electric and acoustic guitar, bass and organ.
Clare Moore, drums, perdussion,vocals, organ.
Stu Perera, electric guitar.

Adele Pickvance,bass on tracks 3-5,7-8,10-11,113,16-17
Bill Miller, guitar on tracks 3-7,9,11,13

mastered by Greg Wadley
Cover illustration by Tony Mahony.

Recorded between 2001 aand 2004
Engineer for most sessions Adam Rhodes.
Remixed at the Ponderosa March- June 2010 by Dave gGaney and Clare Moore

Produced by Dave Graney and Clare Moore.

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We put out an album called “the brother who lived” in 2003. It was, in many ways a new beginning for us and you don’t get many of those. Well, its hard to spot them. Clare Moore and myself prepared the songs for it just after we had done some gigs with the Moodists for the first time in 18 years or so. We were still fizzing from the experience. The previous record “heroic blues” had been billed as a “folk soul” set and it was. Acoustic strums and bouncing, light rhythms. I had a bunch of songs ready that I’d written in the same style, with some tight little licks played on a an acoustic and the vocal staying down , tightly boxed in by the chords . After the Moodists we took the same songs and played them in a more supersized manner, Flying V guitar amped up and Clare smashing the drums on songs like “Midnight to dawn” , “like a millionaire” and “the royal troll”. It felt great to be opening up the chest again and singing out.
There were also two ultra pop songs ( for us) that we cooked up with J Walker from Machine Translations. “The brother who lived” and “all our friends were stars”. We were re engaging with our own past and also the present, feeling comradeship with people around us in the music scene.

Then , last year, we realized we hadn’t made the album available again digitally. Via the internets. I started to listen to it and then went to open up the original redording sessions again. I heard my own voice trying to leap out of both albums. I wasn’t hitting it like I wanted to. Around the time of “Heroic Blues” I was harbouring a tenacious lung infection that would burst out between the time it was recorded and mixed. I was in poor shape and pretty shocked. It took a while for me to get a hold of my health again. That kind of total inner inflammation gets up a head of steam and takes time to power down. A couple of years later, while doing “the brother who lived” I was still coughing like a coal miner between takes of the songs we did with J Walker. I was firing on half cylinders but trying like crazy to bust into the present. When I listened to the tracks I wanted to sing them again, now that I’ve got my body back in shape. So I did. And I added some drums and guitars and percussion and other textures. Just for the hell of it. Theres the whole album from “the brother who lived” as well as four tracks we recorded at the time but never released. There are also four tracks from “Heroic Blues” that I wanted to have another pass at with my now, better functioning pipes. Drums and guitars were added and remixing and remastering done. Its a new album, remastered, re-played, re-sung, re-strung. I’m calling it “super modified” . Its a hot rod of an album.

pic dave western

Here is a link to a PODCAST where Dave Graney spoke to Greg Wadley at 3CR in 2010 for an hour about his career and music.




SUPER Reviews


Stu Perera - pic Carbie


The album after this? the total re-recording of our classics that was (rock'n'roll is where I hide) 2011

The album before this? Knock Yourself Out 2009


See The Moodists and Coral Snakes sections for discography and archival information pre 1998.

the dave graney show- an outstanding album recorded for Festival in 1998

Kiss tomorrow goodbye (2000)

heroic blues(2001)

the third woman (2002)

the brother who lived ? (2003)

Hashish ? (2005)

Keepin' it Unreal (2006)

We wuz curious (2008)

Knock yourself out (2009)


rock'n'roll is where I hide (2011


2013 digital singles

THE DAMES (2013)

POINT BLANK and LIVE IN HELL (digital narrative show albums 2013)

Fearful Wiggings (dave graney solo album 2014)

play mistLY for me(digital only live recordings collection march 2015)

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