ONE MILLION YEARS DC is the title for a new album credited to Dave Graney and Clare Moore.
11 tracks recorded and mixed at the Ponderosa in Melbourne.
Digital album with Clare Moore - ONE MILLION YEARS DC. APPLE MUSIC here . DETAILS OF THE ALBUM HERE
released on Cockaigne, March 2019.
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"This is described as a “rock and roll” album and in that it reflects music from the late 60s/early 70s (pre-punk if you will) that is a reasonable description but i’d say it goes beyond that basic description as there are modern elements, nods to jazz, the use of current technique, and of course the unique Graney/Moore stylings all present. It adds to and enhances a formidable body of work.
" This is your Guernica, your Imagine, your XYGTHO Phase 3, your Raging Bull. Everything you have created before has culminated in his true masterpiece of recorded music.
Congratulations to you, Clare and the mistLY and thank you for an album that will be on regular rotation in my shack for the remainder of my days.Graeme Tressider"
“Graney has always been a raconteur – with equal doses of smooth, smug and wit. They say rock ‘n’ roll is a musical genre on the decline – but with this unusually titled album Graney has raised the rock ‘n’ roll flag and wears his love for the genre on his sleeve, meshed with some blues and psychedelia.
Review of ZIPPA DEEDOO WHAT IS/WAS THAT/THIS? at the i94bar. (A site usually tuned into all things "Detroit/Birdman/Stooge-ish")
1 Baby, I Wish I’d Been A Better Pop Star 3:55
Dave Graney, vocals, electric, acoustic guitars, bass, autoharp, occasional keys .Clare Moore, drums, vibes, marimba, percussion, keys, melodica, backing vocals. Stuart Perera, electric guitar, backing vocals. Stu Thomas, bass, backing vocals.Tracks 1-3 and 5-7 and 12-13 recorded over two days in in July 2018 at Soundpark Studios in Melbourne, Australia and engineered by Andrew “Idge” Hehir. Track 4 built up from a live track recorded at Smiths in Canberra October 2018. Robin Casinader guests on synth.
ULTRAKEEF mixed by Andrew “Idge” Hehir and Your Masters mixed by Henry Wagons.All others recorded and mixed by Dave Graney and Clare Moore at the Ponderosa during 2018. Mastered by Greg Wadley December 2018. Photos by Barry Douglas. Video by Donna McRae and Michael Vale.
Cover art by Tony Mahony.
All songs written by Dave Graney. Copyright Control, except for ULTRAKEEF and IS THAT WHAT YOU DID? which have words by Dave Graney and music by Clare Moore, Stu Thomas, Stuart Perera and Dave Graney.
ZIPPA DEEDOO WHAT IS/WAS THAT/THIS? (The title comes from the chorus of “Song Of Life”) is a classic rock’n’roll album. Classic if you lived through what has become known as ”the classic rock era” as it rolled out new and even broke onto the beachhead and morphed into punk. That’s the direction Dave Graney and Clare Moore have always been coming from. They have spent their lives schooled by and immersed in rock ‘n’ roll culture. Neither attended higher education and they dived in deep and kept swimming. From the Moodists through the Coral Snakes /White Buffaloes to the mistLY
Out of Melbourne, Australia. Album number 33 (approx.) from Graney and Moore
From the homage to the silhouette of the baddest droog that ever threw shade on both Life, Death and breakfast – ULTRAKEEF, to the “sou’westing ballroom jam” that is the eight minute plus “Is That What You Did?” through the soft fusion chordal folding trick that is “Where’s My Buzz?” through the attitude that speaks truth to all on the solo “You’re All Wrong” and the badass female geist of “Gloria Grahame”, it’s an album steeped in lore, myth and musical language as much as lyric power. Graney’s voice is up in the mix and the guitars, drums and bass have real tension, energy and bounce. Plenty of space, too.
ZIPPA DEEDOOOut on CD and digitally in March 2019
People involved in the ZIPPA DEEDOO project.
Dave Graney and Clare Moore : songs , guitars, keys, vibes, bass, drums, vocals, production in their studio, administration of live performance arrangements and band personnel. Irish Australian and Irish-Greek Australian heritage. Melbourne based. Moodists-Coral Snakes-mistLY.
Stuart Thomas: bass player, member of the mistLY since 2004. Melbourne based. Australian of Chinese, Portuguese heritage. Also performs as The Stu Thomas Paradox.
Stuart Perera : guitar player for the mistLY since 1998. Melbourne based. Australian of Sri Lankan/ Chinese heritage.
Tony Mahony, cover art for every Dave Graney and Clare Moore release since 1992. Also film director for features, ads and video. Melbourne based.
Barry Douglas: photographer and video maker who has documented Dave Graney and Clare Moore’s activities closely over the last five years. Melbourne based.
Robin Casinader : solo artist, Canberra resident , current and former member of the Coral Snakes who contributed synth to Gloria Grahame.
Donna McRae and Michael Vale : directors of the video clip for ULTRAKEEF. Melbourne based film makers for whom Dave Graney and Clare More contributed the ssoundtracks for their feature length films, JOHNNY GHOST (2013) and LOST GULLY ROAD (2018)
Andrew “Idge” Hehir, engineer/proprietor of SOUNDPARK STUDIOS where most songs were recorded and who also mixed ULTRAKEEF.
Henry Wagons : Solo artist and also leader of THE WAGONS, radio broadcasterand songwriter who mixed Your Masters.
Greg Wadley : Mastering.
Dex Audio: Manufacturing of CDs .
The Orchard : Digital Distributor.
This is roughly the or 33rd stand-alone physical album from Graney and Moore.
Last physical album from Dave Graney was LETS GET TIGHT in 2017.
Dave Graney memoir WORKSHY released on Affirm press in Oct 2017.
In 2019 they are playing shows as Dave Graney and Clare Moore, , Dave Graney and the mistLY and Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes
Dave Graney memoir-WORKSHY-out on Affirm press.Order it here.
"You can dip in almost anywhere into the vast Graney catalogue and find something deeper and more satisfying than the pop fizz of the day. But if you are starting out, this album and attending a Graney gig on an extensive Australian tour in the next few months is an excellent place to begin".
There’s a side A : Baby I Wish I’d Been A Better Pop Star, Song Of Life, ULTRAKEEF, Gloria Grahame and Your Masters.
Baby I Wish I’d Been A Better Pop Star first appeared as it does on Side Z with me playing all the instruments (except for Clare Moore on drums). Clare suggested we do it with the mistLY and it came over all swinging and bright with pounding toms, pop oomph and zinging twelve string guitars. That was the idea of the album, to have songs done in different styles and tempos.
And a Side Z: Baby I Wish I’d Been A Better Pop Star (darkly blues version), Song Of Life (remixed/extended original version) , Gloria Grahame (original electro glitch version) and alternate takes/versions of Is That What You Did? and Where’s My Buzz?
Song Of Life original electro glitch version. There is wise blood flowing through “Song Of Life” We extended it and remixed it for the album.
Great review of ZIPPA DEEDOO WHAT IS/WAS THAT/THIS? in Your Music Radar by Brian Parker.
Great Review of the album in Music Trust by Noel Mengel.
"Excellent writing on the album by Bob Osborne at Analogue Trash Radio".
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)
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)
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
LETS GET TIGHT (Cockaigne) 2017