1001 Australian Nights
Legendary rock showman Dave Graney takes us on a journey about self-discovery. As a young man fired up by punk rock he sets off on a road-trip from small-town Australia, outside of life and looking for a way in. When he loses the map Graney discovers his groove, then twists and turns through three decades as a working artist.
When Graney takes the wheel, you don't know where you'll end up - or if you'll get there safe. This ain't no standard rock'n'roll trip; it's an education. This is Graney up close, out there and on his game. Turn it up loud.
Praise for 1001 Australian Nights
'Funny, wise, narcissistic, deluded and anarchic. Pure genius.' Nick Cave
'A rare and valuable aberration.' Mess+Noise
'Reads like Jack Kerouac or Hunter S Thompson minus the drugs.' West Australian
'All over the place and half-crazed but that's why it's great.' The Age
'A keen, bitingly sardonic observer of the times.' Canberra Times
'I am taking owning his book as a marker of cool because the book, in and of itself, is a marker of cool.' Everett True, Collapse Board
Dave Graney is an ARIA-award winning, gold record-wearing, bad-ass musician with a recording output comprising roughly twenty-four albums (with the Moodists, the Coral Snakes, the White Buffaloes and Lurid Yellow Mist) in a career spanning thirty years. 1001 Australian Nights is his first book.