supermodified (2010 re​-​recording​/​remix album)

by dave graney

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    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.

    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 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 recording 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’d gotten 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.

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

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

    mastered by Greg Wadley
    Cover illustration by 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)

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

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how do we find each other? how do we meet? how can we tell the difference? who is what and what is not? that special person? what’s so special? are we goin' too fast for love? so many films have been made so many scenes have been played out do we meet in a bar? or look across the room at a party? is it through a friend of yours or a friend of mine? does it matter that we’ve danced before? with other people and we lost? tried too hard and drove them away are we goin' too fast for love? will we be walkin' across a parkin' lot outside a supermarket that's closed? will we get to talkin'? wouldn’t you be scared? how do we get to cross all this space between us? how do we make the leap? do we get drunk or take some drugs so if things turn out not so good we can say we weren’t ourselves it was all a silly mistake are we goin too fast for love?
3.
all our friends were stars a scarf thrown just so something in the past though we were so young you'd skip out the front door and someone would be walking by you'd get caught up in the slipstream so easily I fell in with the wrong crowd of course , we were alright there was nothing wrong, we knew we could feel each others moves eyes all our friends were stars all our friends were stars smoking guns the action had just happened we were keeping our cool we had the speed and the one eye straight men on every corner for our punch lines and we never missed we had the timing too we'd ride into the sunset again and again ride the whirlwind into oblivion all our friends were stars all our friends were stars we were on our way out on our way up heading west of course, the way of the sun she had her hair just so he held a bottle like he was about to let go and let it crash to the floor to be young and wasted was our goal and we kicked it without fail we had all the questions, no one else had a mouth we were all ears we raced to the end before the song had finished we knew where it would go next better than them all our friends were stars all our friends were stars glamourous and doomed so sad, so pale, so fast so on her way back to her own planet all our friends were stars all our friends were stars blazing trails, putting out we saw ourselves in the shop windows and changed course things happened so fast
4.
Lookin down on my song from way up in the sky hangin over head for a while Just passin through checkin out the scene one last time movin around the pieces movin between the moments so fast carving up the country cuttin through the corn makin some new land where there were none before Lookin down on my song I know how this story ends I'm makin the shape of my life I think I'll stick around for a while I was rich in time everybody was only I could see there was no rush we weren't goin anywhere I was playin like a millionaire lookin down on the field seein the whole game played out just before anybody knows I'm gone
5.
a boy named epic took his own name from a big book its funny how your life becomes a story that you thought you were writin' he lived by himself but he kept his custard creams under the sideboard like a cat he spent all his money on records and magazines he so wanted to be inside to be inside that other world and to be in the big room by himself a boy named epic he took his own name from a big book its funny how your life becomes a story that you thought you were writin'
6.
you can't fool me pal I've seen you on a roll eyes flamin, nostrils wider ah there's the royal troll yer like an iceberg now 9/10 submerged eyes barely lookin over the surface sittin in the sun stayin up on deck for the moment foolin everyone foolin the world whats happenin back there? I dunno whether you're damaged now and were better before or whether you were damaged then and alright now its hard to get that bristlin', flamin' image outta my mind ah, there's the royal troll I see you in your business clothes runnin' for high office you can't fool me pal I've seen you on a roll eyes flamin, nostrils wider ah there's the royal troll
7.
clinging to the coast holdin to the inner city who knows what horrors lie in the west the beach the sand the coast the bay the coffee the tables on the footpath the bars the faces the little shops the markets the lovely village the vibe you read about walkin everywhere your reflection in the window the excellent windows funny chairs old cars out west they have factories out west there is no water out west it is dry mornin sun in your eye afternoon sun in your eye clinging to the coast holding to the inner city who knows what horrors lie in the west don’t go no further don’t go inside there is no water you might never come back they got hired guns they got hangin judges they got lawless streets and roaming savage tribes
8.
its plain to see what this situation needs is someone whos been around the block someone who knows his way around someone whos been there someone whos comin from the outskirts of town I am your humble servant what this situation needs is a veteran from a strange land a crank someone with nothin to lose nothin to prove someone whos just stickin round for the hell of it for dessert someone whos sold up and bought into the end of the road I am your humble servant someone who can take the wheel while hes lookin through his coat pocket all the time someone whos worried about a certain tooth what this situation needs is someone whos thinkin about dinner or what they had for lunch I am your humble servant from the desert a prophet will come ridin a golf buggy an' drinlkin white rum someone whos been to the other side someone whos got an idea where another side might be
9.
I'm seein demons an' I ain't the only one I'm seein demons an' they're lookin back at me they know they know they're movin' all together wonderin' why I'm hangin' back so you look out one night see a bunch o' ham hocks'n'hog jowls and their trotters are up on the table upsettin' their glasses I'm seein demons an' I ain't the only one I'm seein’ demons an' they're lookin' back at me they know they know they're movin' all together wonderin' why I'm hangin' back so my chinese doctor says "take this, it'll come out through you bowels" "not sitting on top" he says for the seventeenth time and howls he's seein' demons an' he ain't the only one he's seein demons an' they're lookin back at him we know we know we're movin' all together wonderin' why he's hangin' back so
10.
in the beginning it was so hard to breathe so hard to see so hard to find some space like the air was earth packed tight so many people all around and above and below anchors aweigh then there was a time of great confusion in the world I drifted, free from the earths drag there were no borders there was no night or day there was no end in sight there was only the vast and weightless pull of the time around and ahead anchors aweigh there was that song of yours somethin' about your eyes watchin' someone well now it's so hard to hear now those eyes are closed the streets of london the streets of perth dog eared pages in a library book collected on the fly shovin' off from the shoreline anchors aweigh all the people there were strangers to me again anchors aweigh anchors aweigh
11.
midnight to dawn what are those endless hours called midnight to dawn on a workin' day people are actually listenin' to their radios hangin' on as hard as they can to the song to the voice midnight to dawn I don't wanna be but I am midnight to dawn seems to be my time I love the morning the fresh morning I wish I could hold onto that morning feeling midnight to dawn stackin' the shelves drivin' the kid to sleep nowhere no time midnight to dawn people see things so clearly they try to say it they try to do it I love the morning the fresh morning I wish I could hold onto that morning feeling
12.
you know I've seen you before there was other people with other names but they were all the same I've seen you come and go you're tryin things out doin things for the first time findin some space in the world you're so far away from even your own face its tough for me you know I've been spinnin my wheels hangin around in the same streets for too long I should've moved on theres always some young gun whos makin his way through the crowd I'm one of the people he can see I'm waitin what does an old villain do? an old dog amongst the chickens its no place to stay but theres nowhere to go who wants to know what I see now? they want the old story again and again you know I can lay that out so what does an old villain do? I don't want no trouble anymore trouble is all I've got trouble behind and all around my eyes are goin people think I don't see them and they'e right I just follow their lead all I've got is the fear you know I'm in a real tight spot I live on a dead end street theres only one thing that can happen now I wonder if I'm gonna have a say in it? I can't believe the crap I said, the things I've gotta live beyond I tried some other routines but there was always my young self queerin every scene
13.
I ain't natural it's just the way I am I can't be cryin - so don't ask you'll have to get that stuff from somewhere else I know you're lookin I know you're listenin I know you're there thats why I'm here I ain't natural its just the way I am you know what people like me do I got to find my way in there I got to set up and do my stuff right there in that space you're lookin at I ain't natural it's just the way I am I ain't natural
14.
back when I had all the time in the world and infinite space to move in I thought I had all the time in the world and so many places to go by the time I was able to realize how little time there had been all along it was all I could do to spare a moment to this idea she looked at me from out of her eyes I was lookin at you from the narrowest view I could find I desperately wanted to be right deep in my minds eye I knew I was wrong but I closed my eyes and kept looking she looked at me from out of her eyes
15.
my old gloves leather and fur sittin on the plastic box they've been so good to me they'll be good to someone else dunno where I found them probably good to someone else before that my old gloves they'll be good to me again as long as I remember where they are
16.
seems I'm only awake while you sleep deep into your endless dream I fly there no one dies no one makes life while you dream I live while you dream I live while you are awake I must be asleep for you to wake I must dream you up into this world while you dream I live while you dream I live
17.
I didn't know much but what I knew I really knew upside , over, back to front my mind was like a torch light in a pitch black room but that light was hard, so hard I could even see through it I could see through my world to the other side if I'd've met you then you wouldn't be around now I'd've slayed you where you stood I knew everything now, I don't have the juice I don't have the concentration I don't have the power I don't know anythin'! it's like I'm standin' in a floodlit stadium I'm at the centre square I know the names of the streets outside and where they go I know the last time I went to the end of those streets I know I'll never get to the end again in a long while I know I don't know anythin'! I don't know anythin'!
18.
It was a strange silent world deep underwater we moved in schools silently turning this way and that up and down the main drag moving at least we nodded and raised a finger an eyebrow if required all our friends were stars we moved too quick for films you see the recreations they're so pale the kids on the roof gettin drunk at the back of the tennis courts chasin the horse floats at the trots you had to do your jacket butons up or you'd get dragged away look over there see that one sad guy all our friends were stars everyone had a story they carried around

about

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 3 “the brother who lived” and “all our friends were stars” which were originally recorded with Greg Walker from Machine Translations, track 2, “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.

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 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 recording 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’d gotten 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.

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released October 11, 2013

Track Listing
the brother who lived
are we goin’ too fast for love?
all our friends were stars
like a millionaire
a boy named epic
the royal troll
clingin’ to the coast
I am your humble servant
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)

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

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

mastered by Greg Wadley
Cover illustration by Tony Mahony.

Recorded between 2001 and 2004
Remixed/restrung/overdubbed etc 2010
Engineer for most original sessions Adam Rhodes.
Remixed at the Ponderosa March- June 2010 by Dave Graney and Clare Moore
Produced by Dave Graney and Clare Moore.

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Dave Graney and Clare Moore were once in the Moodists, singer and drummer respectively.Then there was the Coral Snakes and and now Dave Graney and the mistLY.
Stu Thomas on bass since 2004 and Stuart Perera on guitar since 1998
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