Catalogue Number
Release Date
14th July 2017
Marlowe's Revenge
1. Hola Guapa / 2. Elena / 3. Last Blue Day / 4. Soy Un Hombre / 5. The Whores Above / 6. All Over You / 7. Name Hog / 8. Zipolite / 9. Over My Shoulder / 10. The Knife
Back in 2010 Dan Stuart's brain broke and he fled to Mexico as so many others (Bierce, Lawrence, Lowry, Burroughs, Kerouac, Bolaņo etc.) had before him. He settled in Oaxaca and wrote an album and false memoir that shared the same title: The Deliverance Of Marlowe Billings (Cadiz Music). Both were explorations of the events that had led to his unraveling, his early days leading the erratically magnificent Green On Red and his later years as a kept man and occasional screenwriter who wandered the streets of NYC and Barcelona looking for opium dens that no longer existed and whores that always will. The world took notice and he was back in the game but somehow all the rules had changed. Shunning the ghetto of Americana, Stuart wanted retribution, songs that still had a taste of danger and intrigue, what use to be called rock 'n' roll. Recording alone in a concrete bunker in Oaxaca, with only the help of a banda engineer keeping time with a 30 peso little black egg shaker, Marlowe's Revenge was born. Later, in a mescal and weed haze and looking for co-conspirators, he came across a Twin Tones video online and sent them a kite. They were half Stuart's age but oddly they had some mutual friends and knew more than a little about his previous work. Stuart was invited to their gritty home studio in northern Mexico City and the first night they cut Soy Un Hombre and soon had a half dozen more. Curious what would happen, Stuart sent Twin Tone's leader Gabriel Lopez some of the Oaxaca solo stuff with instructions to overdub to their heart's content. The result is an olla podrida (foul stew) of tracks both live and collage where most of the rules of recording were broken (more shaker!) and only someone like JD Foster could mix. Digging the scene and his new friends, Stuart packed up and moved to Mexico City where he is currently holed up finishing his 2nd novel while awaiting the early 2016 release of Marlowe's Revenge on Cadiz Music in UK/Europe and Fluff & Gravy Records in the Americas. Live shows, both solo and with Twin Tones, are also in the works for 2016. However... ... if you hear of my being stood up against a stone wall and shot to rags please know that I think that a pretty good way to depart this life. It beats old age, disease or falling down the cellar stairs. Ambrose Bierce