A new digital single from Dave Graney. The third for 2018. This time it’s a breakout keys driven groover called Gloria Grahame (fuck or die). Its vintage Graney.
In the 90s there was the paen to the laconic and beat actor Warren Oates, the instrumental Confessions Of Serge Gainsbourg, and the tribute to Ava Gardner that was Mogambo.
On the last physical album, 2017’s LETS GET TIGHT, there was the Charlie Parker jazz punning wonder that was DRIFTING DONNA REED.
This time Dave Graney drops down to his mean pulp groundwater with a pulsing, keys driven celebration of film noir icon Gloria Grahame, star of the Big Heat and In A Lonely Place recently the subject of the movie “Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool”. The song celebrates her cold power and resilience and enigmatic, restless persona. It touches on an apocryphal incident where, as they watched a couple having sex in a hotel room, she allegedly pulled a gun on her then husband , director Nicholas Ray and gave him the choice, fuck or die!
Recorded and mixed at the Ponderosa by Dave Graney, May 2018.
You can hear it via SOUNDCLOUD here.
Dave Graney and the mistLY head to Adelaide for three nights AUGUST 10th-12th at the Wheatsheaf Hotel.
Some sealed vinyl copies of My Life On The Plains (1989) and I Was The Hunter And i Was The Prey (1990) were sourced from the original label. The latter sold out pretty quickly but MY LIFE ON THE PLAINS will be available at shows only.
Further recording sessions have been undertaken for a Dave Graney album to be released in early 2019. The idea is for a sprawling epic. Unbuttoned as….
In the mean time LETS GET TIGHT.
Dave Graney and the mistLY at the WHEATSHEAF HOTEL in ADELAIDE.
Friday August 10th
Saturday August 11th
Sunday August 12th (4pm show)
Dave Graney and the mistLY play the FYREFLY (Newmarket Hotel) St Kilda August 17th.
September 2nd, 9th, 16th and 30th Dave Graney and the mistLY will be back in the front room of the Croxton Bandroom.
October 11th Dave Graney and the mistLY play at Coogee Diggers.NSW
October 12th Dave Graney and the mistLY play LazyBones in Sydney, NSW.
October 13th Dave Graney and the mistLY play Hardys Bay Club in NSW.
October 14th Dave Graney and the mistLY Smiths Alternative in Canberra
November 9th Dave Graney and Clare Moore will be playing the Bison Bar in Nambour, QLD.
Nov 10th and Nov 11th Dave Graney and Clare Moore play the Junk Bar in Brisbane, Qld.