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    Mather Louth - vocals
    Chopper Franklin - guitar, banjo, mandolin, keyboards
    Thomas Lorioux - bass
    Luis Mascaro - violin
    Stevyn Grey - drums

    Jyrki 69 - backing vocal on Evil Spirits

    Produced and mixed by Chopper Franklin
    Recorded at the Devil’s Doghouse, Echo Park, California

    All songs by Louth/Franklin (Mather Louth Creative/Ratchet Blade Music) except Fist City (Lynn), Bang, Bang (Bono) and Lily of the West (traditional).
    Songs #11, 12 and 13 from the Without A Trace EP (RBR 721).
    Mastered by Geza X for CityLab Productions
    © 2015 Ratchet Blade Records

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Before you go and twist the knife, dear
Lay your plastic on my floor
If my life is yours tonight here
Then at least I'd bleed no more

We stumbled ever blindly
Never reaching common ground
The years have not been kindly
There's no hope left to be found

Before you go and sling your arrows
Best to stand and lay your aim
If I am to fall by your bow
Then I'll shoulder no more blame

We crumbled while politely
Tred over the truth inside
Remained just to seem rightly
Now all that was good has died

(chorus 1)

To be found, to be found
We buried our love in the ground

Before you go and wish me dead, dear
Choose the plot where I will lay
I've learned better than to shed tears
O'er a love that's run astray

(chorus 1)
(chorus 2)


from Fire To The Fuse, released October 31, 2015
lyrics - Mather Louth, music - Chopper Franklin (Mather Louth Creative/Ratchet Blade Music)



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Heathen Apostles Los Angeles, California

If there is such a thing in the current fringe roots genre as a supergroup, it would certainly be the Los Angeles-based dark roots and alt-country band Heathen Apostles, whose participating artists include ex-members of Radio Noir (Mather Louth), The Cramps (Chopper Franklin), Kings of Nuthin’ (Thomas Lorioux), and Christian Death (Stevyn Grey) in its ranks. That is one hell of a lineup. ... more

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