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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Jewel case cd by Dave Graney. A solo album. Recordings made with Clare Moore, Lisa Gerrard, Nick Harper. 13 songs. 3 extra tracks added to digital version August 2014.
    Fearful Wiggings. The title comes from a 1920s book of French stories.. I came across a new word and looked up in the glossary and the meaning was puts as “fearful wiggings’. I took it to mean “great anxiety”.
    Fearful wiggings is a lyrically freewheeling kind of album. Elemental figures and scenes. Sex, myth, dream cities, shadows, invisibility (a recurring theme in my songs) and the very personal title track. Musically, it’s pretty simple and stark but every song could come from it’s own album. Frenchie (“je est un autre” and “flower of the earth” ) and Australian (“country roads, unwinding”). A best of from the future.

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Flower of the earth
I got very ill in Paris in 2008 and almost coughed my lungs up on a metro train and then on the street. Thought I was popping my cork. A lot of blood can scare you. When it’s coming out of you. I had been trying to learn French and read, slowly, a lot of old books. One was French Vietnamese poetry and there was this proverb saying “ man is the flower of the earth”. I thought that was a wonderful thing to be said at a time when the persons country was being “bombed into the stone age” by the Yanks. A lot of bad French grammar in the lyrics of this song. I wanted to say “Man!Woman! like Eric Burdon did. I pulled the beat together and liked the groove of the chords. Augmented or diminished chords. Kind of a “cha cha cha” feel in the bass line. Like all those great 30s feels that a lot of classic disco had.

lyrics

flower of the earth

I could say the name of what ails me
you'd drop to your knees
you don't see me
you don't figure in my dreams
I'm on my high horse
I'm feelin’ good right now
I'm in a fight, understand?
I'm whippin’ it for now
I know the way I'm gonna go out
I've been there
I hate to lay it on you
why not?
I'm part of an elite
l’homme et la femme est la fleure de la terre
man/woman is the flower of the earth
its like the grim reaper
put his hand on my shoulder
in the woods and got distracted
I was an unfinished kill
40 years later
blood in a parisian bin
what was that?
my life was a gift
I should never have been there….
l’homme et la femme est la fleure de la terre
man/woman is the flower of the earth
think about it - your luck
then get back to me
get over yourself
get serious

credits

from FEARFUL WIGGINGS (2014 dave graney solo album), released May 2, 2014
Dave Graney , acoustic and electric guitars, bass, vocals and keys. Rhythm.
Clare Moore, vocals and percussion.

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dave graney and the mistLY Melbourne, Australia

Releasing a digital track every month since February 2016.

dave graney and the mistLY are a rock band from Melbourne, Australia.Dave Graney and Clare Moore were once in the Moodists, singer and drummer respectively.Then there was the Coral Snakes and the Dave Graney Show and the Lurid Yellow Mist and now the mistLY.
Stu Thomas on bass since 2004 and Stuart Perera on guitar since 1998
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