released on Cockaigne, June 2012. Front cover, Tony Mahony.
1 : blues negative
2 : flash in the pantz
3 : field record me
4 : we need a champion
5 : I don’t wanna know myself
6 : cop this, sweetly
7 : life’s a dream
8 : playin’ chicken
9 : midnight cats
10 : mt gambier night
11 : mistral
12 : I’m not the guy I tried to be
extra tracks on cd version
13 : cop this,sweetly (demo version)
14 : we need a champion (demo version)
15 : I don’t wanna know myself (demo version)
extra tracks on itunes version
13: king of the dudes
14: midnight to dawn (2012 mistLY remix featuring henry wagons)
15: sometimes you can see yourself (2012 mistLY remix)
all songs written by dave graney
published by Mushroom music
(p) cockaigne 2012
New cd on COCKAIGNE-Available here via PAYPAL.
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you’ve been in my mind is the new album from dave
graney and the mistLY (aka the lurid yellow mist).
An album of short, whip-smart pop rock songs with lashings of ideas,
flash,wit and bounce.
That’s dave graney on electric 12 string guitar, stuart perera
on blazing left handed Rickenbacker, clare moore on drums and stu thomas
on bass, with everybody singing too.
recorded in January with engineer andrew “idge” hehir at
soundpark in Brunswick and mixed by dave graney at the ponderosa, its
the first collection of new graney songs since “knock yourself
out” in 2009.
a few words from dave…
this bunch of songs was recorded quickly, just the way I like it.
Its not about layers of sounds, its just the simple setup of the band
the room and the songs. We knew them all pretty well so every song was
put down to the machines with absolute certainty, power and poise. Its
got all the flavours and tones about music that I’ve loved.They
all came out in this session. . I guess the bedrock tone and attitude
of my music is 70s rock. That’s the west coast american sound in
the vocals and my guitar and the r&b grooves and the jazz voicings
of the chords. They are all the changes and tempos that come out of me,
naturally. Its pretty upbeat and begins with a 2:40 second song called
blues negative that’s over before you know it and doesn’t
Dave Graney, vocals, 6 and 12 string electric guitar
Clare Moore, drums, percussion,vocals
Stu Perera, electric guitar,vocals
Stuart Thomas,Bass and Burns Baritone guitar,vocals.
mastered by Greg Wadley
Cover illustration by Tony Mahony.
Recorded early 2012 at Soundpark
Engineer for most sessions Andrew "Idge" Hehir.
Mixedby Dave graney at the Ponderosa
Produced by Dave Graney and Clare Moore.
Blues negative is a real music flash.Very
west coast is how it sounds to me. 12 string electric and latin rhythm
, tambourine and guirro. The words mean blues negative. Double negative?
Perhaps making a positive?I was very proud of writing "I was
on an island/I wasn't robinson crusoe there..." flash in the pantz is a song
about being a man. I love all those songs on the subject by Muddy Waters
and Bo Diddley and thought
add one of mine to the pile.
It’s got real big chunky major chords and rolling tom toms under
all the voices in the chorus. A big beat song.
I heard a woman caller on sports radio dismiss a player as a “flash
in the pantz” and took off from there.
Like a lot of my songs it starts from somewhere stupid and goes off somewhere
else. I thought, are we not all the result of a couple of people having
a flash in the pantz?
Field record me is a simple musicians dream to have
aliens visit the planet and understand him.Standout rocking blues licks
from Stuart Perera here. We need a champion. I demoed this back in 2003/4 and
its taken me ages to get it down for an album. Got a real good groove
for it. I don't wanna know myself. Wrote this very quickly and
completely.Found myself reading some dopey colour magazine story with
a notable talking of thier lifes "journey" and their knowledge of themselves.
I came up with this.Again, its a very west coast pop sound.When I say
that I mean "LOVE". Cop this,sweetly.A twist on a gem from the australian
West Coast stylings. Life's a dream is a slowere tempo song.Had the music
kicking around for a real long time.
Wrote the lyrics the way I do a vocal.Bang!I've written a few songs that I like
to think other people could do and this is definitely one of them. This
and "saturday night bath. Playin' Chicken is a very abstract, kind of post punk
tune about playing another song of mine. Having a song that people can
see you within.Outside
of that song you disappear again. Midnight Cats was going to be the title of this album,
when I was getting ready to do it, before we did the re recordings set
, "rock'n'roll is
where i hide".I wrote it from the chords,flattened fives to a suspension.A
song about your interior life, your "essential noise".Midnight cats walking
through your mind while you walk around and while you sleep. Mt Gambier Night propbably came around when I was writing
the book, 1001 australian nights. This is also a pretty post punk sounding
song in the tension and the builds and releases. The gears. Mistral was going to be an instrumental but I started
yelling over the top.KInd of jazz rock with teh emphasis more on the
rock. I'm not the guy I tried to be ends the cycle of songs
on a pretty reflective note.Bit of a Roy Orbison type number. Two guitars,
bass and soft percussion.