Le gout de gouffre... a taste of the abyss! Clare Moore throws you poor saps a few frickin' bones as to what key holds the door to the underworld so tightly shut down! What key they sing in down there where we all are!
Available as a separate digital album via Bandcamp.
Alphonsus will get you!
I recorded the horror vibes intro bit on a small cassette recorder
and added the out of tune, childish "singing" to give it a Dario
Argenta "Suspiria" feel. Rather than frighten folks to
death by basing the entire song on this motif,I lay down a slow disco
beat and got Dave to play some light guitar and bass over which I placed
organ,rhodes and sound effects including Bill Millers amazing whiplashes
to remind the listener of the subject matter..
This song was written fast around my bass line.I wanted to have two completely
different "feels" in the tune to remind of the way the Town
Bikes constantly switch modes during their performances.Hence the "Noel
Cowardesque" intro and end coda.
A Lot to Drink About
The Big Band sound of "a lot to drink about" was recorded at
a session with Adele Pickvance on bass,Stuart Perera,Dave and Bill Miller
on guitars , Glyn Hickling on trumpet and Ben Grant on sax.
The Long Train of Misery
Originally this song was called "a bunch of fives" and was
a personal dare to write something in 5/4. Not many people do it as it
can be an uncomfortable time signature for folks to tap their feet to.
Apart from Dave Brubecks "Take Five" and The Birthday Partys,"Nick
the Stripper" ,of course.
Recorded at the same session as four of Daves tracks with Mark Fitzgibbon
on piano ,Dave on bass ,Stuart Perera on guitar and myself on drums and
Fearless Freds Shack
When telling a story ,it's best to simplify the music and this I did
,using only a log drum and some strings. The reprise is fuller
and tells the story again ,but in sound effects.
Another song that was written fast.I had a deadline and only 7 songs. Dave was tapping his foot violently ,while waving the overnight post bag in which he was to send the final cds to the record company . The mournful clarinet line came to me first and after layering it with some plush keyboards I slammed down a drum track and got Stu D in to pluck out some bitchin bass. Bill and Dave helped mix in the "end of the world" sound effects.
the dave graney show- an outstanding album recorded for Festival in 1998
Kiss tomorrow goodbye (2000)
the third woman (2002)
the brother who lived ? (2003)
Keepin' it Unreal (2006)
We wuz curious (2008)
Knock yourself out (2009)
rock'n'roll is where I hide (2011)
YOU'VE BEEN IN MY MIND (2012)
Once I Loved The Torn Ocean's Roar - 80s/90s Demos Vol 2 - dave graney - COCKAIGNE - digital only album at itunes and Bandcamp.
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