The Moodists

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The Moodists were a Melbourne, Australian post-punk band that formed in 1980, when Dave Graney, Clare Moore and Steve Miller of punk group Sputniks moved from Adelaide to Melbourne. They added bass player Chris Walsh and later added guitarist Mick Turner.

After recording two singles and a six track EP for Bruce Milne and Greta Moon's Au Go Go label in Melbourne they relocated to London. They then recorded the albums Thirstys Calling (1984) and Double Life (1985). The band supported Public Image Limited on their 1984 tour of Australia, along with punk band Box of Fish.
They returned to Australia in 1985 for six months (Turner quit and reconvened his earlier group Fungus Brains; he would later form Dirty Three) and then travelled again to the UK. During this time they toured extensively through Northern Europe and also made a short tour of the United States. In 1985 they recorded an EP for Creation Records. In 1986 they released two EPs on the TIM label. All their recorded works from the time they first decamped to the northern hemisphere were produced by the band and Victor Van Vugt (who went on to work with Nick Cave, Beth Orton and PJ Harvey as well as many others).
Their final gig was in London and the lineup by this time featured Dave Graney, Clare Moore and Steve Miller as well as former members of Scottish band Orange Juice: David McClymont on bass and Malcolm Ross on guitar. (Malcolm Ross was later to play with Graney and Moore as part of the original Coral Snakes).

After they disbanded in 1987, Dave Graney and Clare Moore formed the first of Graney's solo groups 'Dave Graney with the Coral Snakes'. This band featured Malcolm Ross, Gordy Blair on bass and piano player Louis Vause. They recorded an ep for Fire Records which was produced by Barry Adamson.
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Albums

The Moodists - Engine Shudder album art The Moodists Engine Shudder (MiniAlbum) Au Go Go UK 1983 Sell This Version
The Moodists - Thirsty's Calling album art The Moodists Thirsty's Calling (Album) Virgin UK 1984 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ANDA-15 The Moodists - Where The Trees Walk Downhill album art Moodists* Where The Trees Walk Downhill(7") Au Go Go ANDA-15 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
ANDA 18 The Moodists - Gone Dead album art The Moodists Gone Dead(7", Single) Au Go Go ANDA 18 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
RF 721 The Moodists - The Disciples Know album art The Moodists The Disciples Know(7") Red Flame RF 721 UK 1983 Sell This Version
The Moodists - Enough Legs To Live On album art The Moodists Enough Legs To Live On (Single) Red Flame UK 1984 Sell This Version
The Moodists - Runaway album art The Moodists Runaway (Single) Red Flame Australia 1984 Sell This Version
The Moodists - Justice And Money Too album art The Moodists Justice And Money Too Creation Records UK 1985 Sell This Version
RFM 44 The Moodists - Double Life album art The Moodists Double Life(12", EP) Red Flame RFM 44 UK 1985 Sell This Version
The Moodists - Take The Red Carpet Out Of Town album art The Moodists Take The Red Carpet Out Of Town T.I.M. UK 1986 Sell This Version
The Moodists - The Moodists EP album art The Moodists The Moodists EP (EP, Single) T.I.M. UK 1987 Sell This Version

Compilations

WMINCD 027 The Moodists - Two Fisted Art (1980 -1986) album art The Moodists Two Fisted Art (1980 -1986)(2xCD, Comp) W. Minc WMINCD 027 Australia 2002 Sell This Version

Videos

DUB 1 The Moodists - Live album art The Moodists Live(VHS, PAL, 60 ) Ikon, Dubious Video DUB 1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
The Moodists - Live In London 1984 album art The Moodists Live In London 1984 Umbrella Music DVD Australia 2004 Sell This Version