Drowned In Trouble

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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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Days of sifting through the rubble
Oh lord, I've drowned in trouble
An ocean of misfortunes I must keep
Left alone to ever wallow
With tears I could not swallow
I long to trade the bitter for the sweet

Nights of wailing out for Mary
Oh lord, my arms can't carry
The burdens ever gather at my door
Shame for sins I cannot bury
A life in solitary
The years will find me roaming evermore

Days pass by me like an arrow
Oh lord, my hope is narrow
The path before my feet forever bleak
Born to ever die in sorrow
No light found in tomorrow
No answers for the questions that I seek

Nights pass by without a warning
Oh lord, my heart is mourning
The stillness of its silence brings no peace
Tides weigh down on me so heavy
The flood breaks past the levee
Yet never does my pain find its release


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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