2020 reflection. ...... Tonys artwork was sensational. A very unconscious album. In the lyrics and some of the music. I used some funny tricks to make up the tracks. The way they used to work with the same rhythm beds in reggae took me to using the drums from "the brother who lived" (2003) and playing a different bass line to it. That became "throwin' one into the world". I then added some guitar licks. The whole song is one E7 chord. Tried to scour my brain for filth and general unhinged orgiastic palaver. This is the only album so far credited as a solo set. Lyrically, it partners with my book "1001 australian nights" quite a lot.
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|Knock yourself out
is the new album from Dave Graney. its a solo album though longtime
collaborator Clare Moore was very much involved in the recording , writing
and arranging of many tracks. It follows the jazz rnb masterwork
of 2008 we wuz curious which was credited to their collective
The Lurid Yellow Mist.
The title is another boxing allusion . ( we wuz robbed! - Knock yourself out!) In Dave Graneys way of speaking, its an invitiation to go your hardest! Its a positive lick. Knock yourself out.Cmon!
Its not a guy with an acoustic guitar and its a very feisty and upbeat set. Dave wants it to be called an electro boogie album as it has a kind of keyboard driven wonk sound in some parts.
Dave Graneys music is not generic. Its not rootsy or pop but it kind of is as well.
Its Dave Graney music. He started to write songs in the post punk period when mythology and ideology and self expression and mythology were all screwed up and meeting head on. Everybody wrote songs about their own situation then, standing outside the disco, about to walk in.
Hes always up to something but American music has always been an inspiration and his own drama as an Australian artist and musician has thrilled him as well.
So here he is again, album number twenty something, standing outside the disco, about to walk in, Knock yourself out!
Here are the words from the ring in regard to Knock Yourself Out.
I call this record a filthy rnb set or an electro boogie album. Its a solo album but its not a guy with an acoustic guitar. I play most of the instruments except for the drums which Clare Moore takes care of, either her trusty vintage Gretsch kit which she has had since the Moodists days or she took the sounds from her keyboard and arranged them as she saw fit. I wrote all the lyrics and music except for three which Clare either set up for me or worked on with me. Stu Thomas plays amazing bass on two songs and sings on others and Stu Perera plays lead guitar licks on three. I play electric guitar, bass and keys on all the others. I recorded and mixed it at our studio, the Ponderosa.
pic Dave Western
I need my guitar is me on guitar, keys and bass and Care on drums. Stu Perera does the spindly lead notes. Its one of my songs for the players. Its the most recent song and I wrote it in a time of great anguish.
Sellout! is another track that Clare Moore cooked
up for me. She started from an acoustic guitar groove Id laid down.
Stu Thomas dropped in that amazing propulsive bass.
Reviews in the press for Knock Yourself Out?
yourself out lyrics?
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 (2011YOU'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
LET'S GET TIGHT - 2017 CD from DAVE GRANEY AND CLARE MOORE
ZIPPA DEEDOO WHAT IS/WAS THAT/THIS? 2019 album #1
ONE MILLION YEARS DC 2019 album #2
Dave Graney and Clare Moore with Robin Casinader -IN CONCERT - digital album for May 21st 2020
Dave Graney and Clare Moore with Georgio "the dove" Valentino and Malcolm Ross - digital album September 2020