Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
Kiss tomorrow goodbye" consists
of six tracks we recorded with the Dave Graney Show live to hard disc
in a factory shell/ rehearsal room and seven tracks cooked up by Clare
and myself in our own studio. Both sessions were engineered and mixed
by the same person, Adam Rhodes,who did the same job on our last cd. The
"band tracks" were all songs we had been playing live for the previous
year or so.
2020 reflections....I called this "brandy flavoured funk". It came after the strange , soft debacle that had been working with Festival records. That venture damaged the reputations of so many people involved. We gave them a great album (the Dave Graney show), one of our best. No one was really listening to music there was the basic problem. Some of these songs were actually demoed for a 2nd release on that label but we walked in the meantime. Weird time. I guess everything after 1998 was feeling the effects of the new technology. It promised a lot and delivered all the studio situations to the artists- via computers. We had really jumped to it. Clare and I worked on half of this album on a computer and a keyboard and guitar- just like the previous one- and also had a band to bring the other songs to life. In retrospect I like the keyboard generated stuff a lot more. "Vengeance is on its way", "Death by a thousand sucks" and "I need some scratch". Its a bit of a damaged disc. Touched by the madness and fevers of the times. It got released in the UK on Cooking Vinyl. We toured with Clare on keys and Stu Perera on electric guitar and me on acoustic. I got lung sick in Paris. Dark times.
Fave lyrics...."my music is heavy
/ it's all bent out of shape and lies in the middle of the floor I'm
out of the picture
As for the content and flavour of the music. We had spent
most of 1999 playing Every Wednesday at the Nightcat in Melbourne and had
taken the opportunity to stretch out over a wide range of tracks. We really
grew to look forward to each others company and were thrilled to be lucky
enough to be, once again, in a band that was experiencing play and experimentation.
I had thought that my songwriting may have been falling into predictable
patterns so I asked everybody to come up with some music that I could put
some words to. Clare Moore came up with "don't be true" (which also became
her first ever lead vocal on a record) , Bill Miller obliged with "mind
full of leather" and Adele came up with "you're on your own,now". Stuart
Perera came up with too much stuff just as the deadline rushed passed, next
time for him.
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)
YOU'VE BEEN IN MY MIND (2012)
Once I Loved The Torn Ocean's Roar - 80s/90s Demos Vol 2 - dave graney - COCKAIGNE - digital only album at itunes and Bandcamp.
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