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My Life on the Plains
Dave Graney
My Life on the Plains


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All Artists: Dave Graney
Title: My Life on the Plains
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Number of Discs: 1
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UPCs: 017531550324, 0731453286429

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Dave Graney with the White Buffaloes / My Life On The Plains

Track Title

1. Nobody's Gonna Love You

2. Robert Ford On The Stage

3. Take Me For A Ride

4. I'll Set The Scene

5. In A Misty Morning

6. Girl In The Moon

7. Brass Buttons

8. I Can't Want You

9. Dolphins

10. The Streets Of Laredo

11. Listen To Her Lovers Sing

12. A Deal Made For Somebody Else

13. World Full Of Daughters

14. The Greatest Show In Town

1989 10 Produced by Phil Vinall Formed in 1988 Style Country-flavoured R&B Original line-up: Dave Graney (aka The Australian Stallion, The Golden Wolverine, The Housewife's Choice, Son of the Morning Star, The Savage Sportsman, Lord David, The King of Pop; vocals, guitar; ex-Moodists), Clare Moore (drums; ex-Moodists), Malcolm Ross (guitar; ex-Orange Juice), Gordy Blair (bass), Louis Vause (keyboards). Albums: My Life on the Plains (with The White Buffaloes; Fire/MDS, 1990), Codine (mini-album with The White Buffaloes, Fire/MDS, 1990), I Was the Hunter . . . And I Was the Prey (with The White Buffaloes; Fire/MDS, 1992), Lure of the Tropics (as Dave Graney with the Coral Snakes, Torn & Frayed/Shock, 1992), Night of the Wolverine (as Dave Graney with the Coral Snakes, Id/Mercury, 1993), You Wanna Be There But You Don't Wanna Travel (as Dave Graney with the Coral Snakes, Id/Mercury, 1994), The Soft 'n' Sexy Sound (as Dave Graney `n' the Coral Snakes, Id/Mercury, 1995; repackaged in 1996 with bonus disc Simply the Best `El Supremo'), The Devil Drives (as Dave Graney `n' the Coral Snakes, Id/Mercury, 1997), The Dave Graney Show (as The Dave Graney Show, Festival, 1998), The Baddest (as Dave Graney `n' the Coral Snakes, Grudge/Universal, 1999), Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (as The Dave Graney Show, Cockaigne/Shock, 2000). History At the 1996 Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) Awards ceremony, Dave Graney was named Best Australian Male Artist. With characteristic style, Dave's wardrobe for the occasion consisted of a hot pink, crushed velvet suit and a wig that would have made any self-respecting 1970s porno star jealous. By announcing tongue-in-cheek `the King is dead, long live the King', Graney accepted his rightful place alongside John Paul Young, John Farnham and Daryl Braithwaite in the King of Pop pantheon. Of course, it had only taken the local music industry 16 years to acknowledge one of the most enigmatic and genuinely talented rock showmen this country has ever known. If paying one's dues is the way to stardom, then Graney's time was well overdue. Graney started out in The Slunks, a punk band he put together in 1978 with a few friends in his hometown of Mount Gambier, South Australia. He moved to Adelaide and formed Sputniks with Clare Moore (drums), Steve Miller (guitar), Phillip Marks (guitar) and Liz Dealey (bass). Graney, Moore and Miller moved to Melbourne as The Moodists in 1980. The Moodists relocated to London in October 1983, and broke up in 1986. At the end of 1987, Graney and Moore unveiled their new band, Dave Graney with the Coral Snakes. The rest of the band comprised British musicians Louis Vause, Gordy Blair and Malcolm Ross. The Coral Snakes replaced the unsettling thump'n'grind of The Moodists with a more refined, lyrical style of rock with a noticeable Gram Parsons flavour. Graney and his band recorded their debut 12-inch EP, Dave Graney with the Coral Snakes at His Stone Beach, with producer Barry Adamson in August 1988. Just as the EP came out in the UK on the Fire label, Graney and Moore had to leave the country at the behest of the Immigration Department. Once settled back in Australia, Graney and Moore formed The White Buffaloes with Rod Hayward (guitar; ex-Little Murders), Chris Walsh (bass; ex-Moodists) and Conway Savage (from Boy Kings) on keyboards. Martin Lubran (ex-Hunters & Collectors) augmented the line-up on pedal steel guitar. My Life on the Plains (March 1990) revealed Graney's love of romantic, country-flavoured R&B, and included covers of Gram Parson's `Brass Buttons' and Fred Neil's `Dolphins' (as covered by Tim Buckley)."