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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

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    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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A you've been makin' your brags around town
That you've been a lovin' my man
But the man I love, when he picks up trash
He puts it in a garbage can

And that's what a you look like to me
And what I see is a pity
Ya better close your face and stay outta my way
If ya don't wanna go…To Fist City

If ya don't wanna go to fist city
Ya better detour around my town
'Cause I'll grab you by the hair a the head
And I'll lift a you off a the ground

I'm not a sayin' my baby's a saint 'cause he ain't
N' that he won't cat around with a kitty
I'm here to tell ya gal to lay offa my man
If ya don't wanna go to Fist City

Come on and tell me what you told my friends
If you think you're brave enough
And I'll show you what a real woman is
Since you think you're hot stuff

You'll bite off more than you can chew
If you get too cute or witty
You better move your feet if you don't wanna eat
A meal that's called Fist City


from Fire To The Fuse, released October 31, 2015
lyrics & music - Loretta Lynn



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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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