The DAMES is a project that has been
several years in the making. Liquor was
Clare Moores' second solo cd (following "the third woman" but
she has been involved in many recording and touring ventures over the
It has been
move from the drums to the mic and to the keyboards and then, ultimately,
into the producer and arrangers seat. All the while she also fulfilled
administrative and management situations as well.
"Engine Shudder"Au gogo/ Red Flame, 1982. Tony Cohen
(Birthday Party/Laughing Clowns/Bad Seeds).
"Thirstys Calling" Red Flame 1984. Victor Van Vugt.
"Double Life" Red Flame UK, 1985. Victor Van Vugt.
"Two Fisted Art" double cd retrospective (WMinc 2003)
The Moodists were contemporaries of the Birthday Party, the Laughing Clowns
, the GoBetweens and the Triffids. In many ways they were the roughest
of the lot and spent most of their career in the UK. Dave Graney 'n' the White Buffaloes
"My life on the plains"Fire Records 1989 (UK), produced
by Phil Vinall (Later to work with Gene/Placebo/Auteurs). Also has four
tracks from the first ep produced by Barry Adamson. Contained songs by
Gram Parsons, Fred Neil, Gene Clarke. Very late 60s singer songwriter
in inspiration. In parts it predated much of the later American "alt
country" sounds. By the time that had come along, Moore and
Graney had moved well along the trail. Dave Graney 'n' the Coral Snakes
"I was the Hunter and I was the Prey" Fire records 1990
, produced by Phil Vinall. These first two albums were realeased on
Fire records. Label mates at the time being Pulp and the Blue Aeroplanes.
whole operation being funded by sales of the Spacemen 3 records.
"Lure of the tropics" Shock Records 1992. A wild, semi
improvised rock'n'roll animal style set.
"Night of the wolverine" Universal Australia 1993/This
Way Up 1996. Produced by Tony Cohen . First Moore and Graney record
to be released by a large label in Australia.
"You wanna be there but you don't wanna travel" Universal
, 1994. Produced by Tony Cohen. First Moore and Graney record to appear
on a chart in Australia. Contained "Livin' out our tomorrow"
the lyic co written by Moore and the instrumental "the confessions
of Serge Gainsbourg" which was co written by Moore.
"The soft'n sexy sound" Universal , 1995/ This Way Up
1996. Produced by Victor Van Vugt (Just after he'd done Beth Orton's
Park). A gold record for Moore and Graney. Contained Moore
writing credits for "Morrison floorshow" and "Dandies are never
"the Devil drives" Universal 1997.Produced by Moore and
Graney. Recorded in Melbourne,
mixed in London with David Ruffy and
Kenny Jones. The most psychedelic , ambitious record released by the
Snakes. Their last. Moore wrote the opening instrumental "the oblivion
seekers" as well as co writing the title track, "I love your
gravity" and "feelin' kinda sporty". She also sang the
duet "Pascal and Caroline" with Graney. This is the record
where Moore really came to the fore in wanting to bust out of the
role she had
been filling in a band situation.
This whole 90's period was spent mostly in Australia, touring intensely
(very difficult in a place so big and sparsely populated) and releasing
an album every year.
The Dave Graney Show
"The Dave Graney Show" (Festival 1999). The first Dave
Graney Show cd. Produced by Moore and Graney. Military in
flavour, contained the marching psychedelic meisterwork, "I'm a commander!"
(music co written by Moore). Other co written songs included "am
I wearing something of yours?", "they wanted to be players"
and "twixt this world and the next". All the instrumentation
on these tracks was played by the increasingly studio savvy, multi
"Kiss tomorrow goodbye" (Cockaigne , 2000) The second
Dave Graney Show cd. Now released in the UK and Europe by Cooking
Vinyl. Produced byMoore and Graney. Contained "Don't be true"
,co written and sung by Moore. Other co written songs included "vengeance
is on its' way" and "the big fella"( only with the "drugs" single).
THIRD WOMAN, Clare Moore debut solo album 2001.
clare moore- drums, keyboards, sequencing.
acoustic guitar and ebow by bill miller
acoustic and electric guitar - dave graney
cover art by tony mahony
guest vocals on "yes fat chicks" by Val Lvkowicz and Adam
All songs written by Clare Moore , (C) Mushroom Music, excepting “Parchman
Farm” which is by Mose Allison
Engineered by Adam Rhodes and Clare Moore at The Ponderosa
Mixed by Bill Miller ,Leanne Ibell and Clare Moore at Pink Noise Audio
Mastered by Bill Miller at Duffield Kenihan
Produced arranged, written and played by Clare Moore
"Heroic Blues" (Cockaigne, 2001)
The third Dave Graney Show cd. Produced by Graney and Moore. A 'singer
songwriter " type record. Contained "don't mess with the blood"
and "eye of the vibe". The soundtrack to the movie BAD EGGS, (Liberation 2003).The
entire score written, arranged and recorded by Graney and Moore.
"The Brother who lived" by the Royal Dave Graney Show,
2003 on Cockaigne). Produced by Graney and Moore. Contained "Midnight
to Dawn" and "all our friends were stars". The
Post Moodists reformation rock action cd.
2003 saw the release of "two
a double CD compilation of material by the Moodists. Shows were played
in Melbourne and Sydney in June.
The CD was released and distributed by Hot in Europe in May.
Night of the Wolverine" (COCK010) was re-released,
along with six extra tracks in July 2004).
2005 saw the release of Hashish and Liquor on Sydney
label Reverberation. A double set with Graney taking one disc and Moore
the other , (Liquor) .
Late 2006 saw the release of "Keepin' it unreal".
An album credited to Dave Graney and Clare Moore...featuring
Stu D aka le comte
d'alucard. Again released on reverberation.
2008 saw the release of the
album " We Wuz Curious" which was
credited to the collective "Lurid
Yellow Mist...featuring Dave Graney and Clare Moore".This being
very much a collective effort in composition and execution.Contained
the amazing “junk time” , music written,recorded
and played by Clare Moore.
2009 - "Knock yourself out", released onCockaigne through Fuse,
has most instruments played by Dave Graney but has more than half the
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.
2011 – “rock’n’roll is where I hide”. Graney
and Moore return to their 90s classics to re record them for Liberation.
2012 “you’ve been in my mind” . Dave Graney and the
mistLY on Cockaigne.
2013 THE DAMES - The Dames - Cockaigne
Harry Howard and the NDE "PRETTY" (Spooky records 2013)
"THE MERCURY YEARS" 4 disc set of albums for Universal 1994-97. "POINT BLANK" and "LIVE IN HELL" two digital only live narrative show albums 2013
FEARFUL WIGGINGS- Dave Graney (Cockaigne 2014)
play mistLY for me – digital only live release - 2015-
2013 "PRETTY" -
Harry Howard and the NDE - SPOOKY
2013 - the soundtrack to the film Johnny
2014 "FEARFUL WIGGINGS" - Dave Graney solo
album features Clare moore on vibes, keys, percussion and vocals.
Dave Graney and the mistLY - play mistLY for me (Cockaigne 2015)
dave graney - I'm A Good Hater- digital single on Cockaigne Feb 2016
dave graney - This Is The Deadest Place I've Ever Died In - digital single on Cockaigne March 2016
dave graney and clare moore - I Been Trendy - digital single on Cockaigne April 2016
dave graney and the mistLY - Drifting Donna Reed - digital single on Cockaigne May 2016
in the last days of the Moodists.
Picture by Bleddyn Butcher
pic Tony Mahony
Clare Moores' debut solo cd "the Third
Woman". Available from the swag section of this site.
Other recordings Robert Forster , "I had a New York Girlfriend",
1995. Clare Moore drums and sings on the entire album. Kim Salmon and the Business, "Record", 2000. Clare
added keyboards and vocals to several tracks on this amazing work.
Clare Moore has also recently worked as a remixer, doing just that for "I
will always love you" by Melbourne artist Philippa Nihill,released
Work was also done on several tracks on the Sand Pebbles "Eastern
Terrace" cd. Mostly strings and horns.Clare also appears occasionally with
the Sand Pebbles live.
Occasionally Clare also played drums in Melbourne performer Stephen Cummings Rockabilly
Clare also recorded and performed during 2005-2010
Manetta and the Trip. A freaked out jazz/r&b band. Clare
sang and played percussion.
Clare Moore also co-produced and recorded (
with Kim and Dave) , the Darling Downs two cds.
SALMON, played and recorded as one of TWO drummers (and seven electric
guitars) in this seven guitar art hard rock project driven by Kim Salmon.
clare moore and penny ikinger in SALMON
Drums with Harry Howard and the NDE.Debut album on
SPOOKY in 2012 and PRETTY in 2013.
Recorded Jane Dusts' first cd " a spray of red
from the deep and played drums on the second, "a birds
2011 and " Space Odyssey - part 1" in 2012.
Clare Moore also played vibes with the UKELADIES live
and on their debut cd which came out in 2012.