Death's Head

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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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lyrics

Seen a con man dangle from a hangman's hitch
And an altar boy strangled at a fever pitch
Seen a man named Jones with a drowned man's bloat
Caught his lover's bones neath a buzzard's throat

And they say it started once I rolled in

Seen a fistful of dollars cost a man his head
And a wealthy scholar stab his wife in their bed
Saw a star crossed bride lose the blush in her cheek
When her groom had died at the mouth of a creek

And they say it started once I rolled in

What they've all failed to see
There lies a common thread
Stranger in blood is me
Rearing my death's head

Seen a zealot preacher murder in god's name
And a lovelorn teacher smother his old flame
Seen a teenage mother throw her child down a well
Just before her brother shot them both to hell

And they say it started once I rolled in

Seen the dried up lees of a mail order bride
With her pet Maltese poisoned at her side
Seen a schoolgirl bludgeoned with a Louisville bat
I heard her kissing cousin could be traced to that

And they say it started once I rolled in

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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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