Published by Affirm Press in 2011 and now available only from us.
This memoir focuses on my music life. the work. What I thought i waas trying to do. Who I was influenced by. How I got my tone.
‘A_ delirious_ cruise_through_the_strange_and_perplexing_mind_of Australia’s_pre-eminent_songwriter,legendary_mischief-maker_and_ _
cosmic_hipster._ Funny,_wise,_ narcissistic,deluded_and _anarchic. Pure_ genius._’ _– _NICK_ _CAVE_ _
"NOT long into this very funny and perceptive book about himself, songwriter Dave Graney is telling how and why in the midst of Melbourne's 1990 grunge scene he dressed up like a gay cowboy and sang a florid Streets of Laredo with a band called the White Buffaloes.
"I had the mouth and ostrich skin jacket," he writes, with "flowing locks a la (Wild Bill) Hickok and a curled moustache that I styled with lemon-scented wax. I really can't remember what anybody else was doing on the wider scene. I never liked it, whatever it was, anyway......1001 Australian Nights is all over the place and half-crazed and will only appeal to a small portion of the population, but that's why it's great: being half-crazed means that the other half is something other than crazed, and within that other half is poignancy and hilarity and a whole lot of erudite thinking and writing."
Chris Johnson - SMH 2011
"Dave Graney, best known from his time with The Coral Snakes, hails from Mt Gambier. In his early twenties, he got involved in the local punk scene and met drummer Clare Moore, who was to become his wife and creative partner. Graney was a collector in a sense; he found much of his musical and creative inspiration foraging through second-hand shops buying old LPs, books and clothes. Musically, he was drawn to rockabilly and blues; in writing, he was attracted to the American noir writers like James Cain and Cornell Woolrich and French surrealists like Blaise Cendrars. He also picked up modish clothes which – together with his pencil moustache – became a signature look. Above all, Graney was interested in the creative process and the essence of performance.
His memoir charts his development as an artist and the influences that shaped his career. It’s an affectionate, sometimes cynical, look at life on the road and the music industry he found himself in. He laments the fact that Australia has no real musical or performing traditions and that the Australian audience can be unforgiving of musicians such as himself who tried to transcend a more simplistic rock style. He writes evocatively about the pleasure of performance when it all comes right: ‘creating moments of suspension and yawning gaps that billow into the high hell of the dark room’. Graney’s memoir is a wonderful rendition of the ups and downs of a musician’s peripatetic life".
READINGS BOOKSTORE APRIL 2011
Dave Graney 'n' the Coral Snakes Night Of The Wolverine –
Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes Night Of The Wolverine double vinyl LP
Dave Graney 'n' the Coral Snakes
THERE HE GOES WITH HIS EYE OUT - Lyrics 1980-2023
DAVE GRANEY / CLARE MOORE IN A MISTLY –
Compact Disc. CD
Dave Graney Clare Moore
WORKSHY - 2018 memoir. BOOK
Dave Graney - It Is Written, Baby - 1997 Lyrics/stories/images BOOK
ZIPPA DEEDOO WHAT IS/WAS THAT/THIS? –
ZIPPA DEEDOO WHAT IS/WAS THAT/THIS? Digipak CD
Dave Graney and the mistLY
you've been in my mind (2012 rock album) – You've Been In My Mind CD
dave graney - knock yourself out (2009 solo album) – dave graney - knock yourself out
supermodified (2010 re-recording/remix album) – supermodified vol 1 - (2010 remix disc)
Lure Of the Tropics (1992) –
Lure Of the Tropics (1992) wild rock n roll CD -Tony Cohen remix version
Dave Graney 'n' the Coral Snakes
Iron On transfers for t shirts or jackets.
Rock'n'Roll Is Where I Hide album poster
Soft and Sexy Sound poster A1
Soft 'n' Sexy Sound poster slightly marked.
The Devil Drives era colour poster
Dave Graney and Clare Moore - Lets Get Tight poster
Zipp Deedoo What Is/Was That/This? tour poster
Dave Graney and the mistLY Zippe Deedoo era poster
The Dames colour poster - A3
Play mistLY For Me poster
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye colour poster
dave graney Melbourne, Australia
From Melbourne, Australia.
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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