Here are the words from the cockpit in regard to the flight that takes place within the dimensions of Dave Graneys side, HASHISH.

This is part of a double set, accompanying LIQUOR by Clare Moore.Both completely sold out.

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Available as a separate digital album at BandCamp

2017 reflection -----I loved making this album.Started with what became "my schtick weighs a ton" being cooked up by Greg Den Hartog. Then a friend called saying he had some studio time as part of a course and needed a band to make the sounds for his skills to be tested on. I thought it wouldbe cool approach it like a "Jazz workshop" type thing. A one off event. So I called Mark Fitzgibbon and the next day Clare and I went into the studio with him. I played the bass. That was for "I will have always been here before", "I've got dimensions", "Mr Bad Luck" and "there he goes with his eye out". All pretty much improvised and played out on the spot. Then I did the vocals. No editing later on. I took the raw tracks home and mixed them, adding a few guitar licks here and there.
The other tracks were all done at our studion, the Ponderosa.

 

My favourite lyrical moment..."I will be folding a mirror - infinitely- in such a studied way I must've done it a thousand times before! " (I will have always been here before)


 

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)

Liquor?
Hashish ? (2005)

Keepin' it Unreal (2006)

We wuz curious (2008)

Knock yourself out (2009)

SUPERMODIFIED (2010)

rock'n'roll is where I hide (2011)

YOU'VE BEEN IN MY MIND (2012)

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


LET'S GET TIGHT - 2017 CD from DAVE GRANEY AND CLARE MOORE

There he goes with his eye out
Mark started playing the chord, I was on the bass and Clare on the drums. He told me he was going to sit on the chord and I should just descend from a note a half tone above it down to a G and then back up. We put it down in one take and then I sang over the groove. I played the guitar and Clare added the strings. Mark forgot about it and was surprised a few months later when presented with the glam tune we'd worked up. The title came from a book about London street market kids in the 19th century East end. They would shout this out if they saw a toff walking about , looking for some kind of action.
My schtick weighs a ton
Greg Den Hartog worked in a studio for many years with Bill. I was part of the scene who would drop in for a tea occasionally. He called me up and said he had a tune that sounded good for me. I went in and then sang over the top. He was a bit surprised at the speed with which it happened. I got the bug and threw the vocal down quick. He mixed it with his studio patner, Dee, after Clare ahd also thrown down some live drums. The lyric was inspred by an interview I read with Phil Silvers ( Bilko, below) . Greg plays all the instruments and sings the backing vocals. I

I wanna get lost again
I played this song for about a year before recording it so I knew it backwards. I sang it roughly once after a series of dates. I went back later to do it again with a better mic but couldn't get the same ,relaxed feel.
I sent the rough mix to Warren Ellis in Paris and he laid some strings down. Marvellous!
I feel that this is one of my best ever tunes.
I will have always been here before
Roky Erikson has always been a big inspiration. He did "I have always been here before" I thought he was limiting things to the present. I wanted to stretch out my dominion into the future and the past.I was bagging my nephew and his mate about beiong inside playing computer games, telling them they should get outside , with a ball or something. The little 9 yr old held up his hand and said, "CEASE MORTAL!" . Thats how the song begins.
Mark on piano, Clare on drums and me on bass and acoustic. From the same one night session that saw four tracks emerge. Again, I sent the rough mix to Warren Ellis in Paris and he put down some flute.


Sometimes you can see yourself
I wrote and recorded all this and then Clare put the drums down. Kind of a backward process but thats how it happened. I see it as a Marc Bolan type o' boogie.
Everybodys gone (from somewhere)
More of an acoustic feel. I played everything except the drums. That means the bass and the keys as well. Kind of a country folk song. Ghostly stuff.
lets live properly
Again, I played everything except the drums.The chorus reminded me of something Bruce Springsteen would do, stretching out the melody over a minimalistic chord variation.
I wrote the lyric about the way people try to appear totally straight when they are so stoned. They are on their best behaviour and drive their cars most carefully ( and slowly). I thought society would benefit from everybody putting on their best, straightest face.

 

Only the stoned
I played all of this. One of my songs inspired by the writer Terry Southern. He wrote about people being stoned so acutely. Check out his book, "Red Dirt Marijuana", if only for "you're too hip, baby".


Mr Bad Luck
Me on bass , Clare on drums and Mark on piano. I laid the guitars down later. It sounded like a Stevie Wonder track to me. I found the right balance for the guitars after a month or so. I love that brief period in the mid 70s when guitars were mixed incredibly low.You couild just hear them, wailing away under the surface.

I've got dimensions
I had a lot to say here. Again its all over one chord, just the way it was done in the Moodists. Mark played the hell out of it, as did Clare. I put the acoustic down later and Stuart Perera played the electric guitar. Of course, we all have dimensions. I'm just talkin about mine.
Saturday Night Bath
I played everything except the piano. A happy song to end the journey.

the accompanying album ....LIQUOR?

lyrics?
the following album? - Keepin' it unreal - 2006 - a minimalist acoustic re interpretation of many older songs. vibes, bass and acoustic 12 string the brother who lived ?