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The Story of Mr. Dandy Gasoline

by Dustbowl

Mother Earth Rock Music
Genre: Rock: Psychedelic
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Season
7:02 $0.99
2. Lovely Desecration
3:27 $0.99
3. Mr. Dandy Gasoline
5:24 $0.99
4. Sail Away
4:29 $0.99
5. Strange Commotion
3:33 $0.99
6. Kicks & Thrills
3:41 $0.99
7. Say You Will
8:18 $0.99
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Album Notes
Featuting Chris Cacavas (Dream Syndicate, ex- Green on Red)

BUCKETFULL OF BRAINS /Jeremy Gluck (The Barracudas):
" It is an esoteric elegy of sentiments that draws us "down" with them, and signifies that the only catharsis, the one way road for Dustbowl comes from the earth…”

Recorded and mixed at Shakti Sound Studio
(March / May 2019 - Athens Greece)

Produced and mixed by John Hardy Houstoulakis.
Sound Engineer: John Hardy Houstoulakis
Recording Engineer: Simon Bloom
Hardware / Analog Mastering: Yiannis Cristodoulatos / Sweet Spot Productions
Artwork: Lydia Grammatikou
Photography: Pavlos Fysakis

Panos Birbas – Vocals
Nick Fysakis – Electric Guitar
John Hardy Houstoulakis - Pedal Steel
Mike Dremetsikas – Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals
Lydia Grammatikou – Bass, Backing Vocals
Dionissis Stefanopoulos – Drums

Speciial Guests:

Chris Cacavas – Vocals (Mr. Dandy Gasoline)
Jennie Kapadai – Backing Vocals & Backing Vocals Arrangement
(The Season, Mr. Dandy Gasoline, Strange Commotion, Say You Will)
Simon Bloom – Backing Vocals (Lovely Desecration, Sail Away, Kicks & Thrills)
Alessandro Castagneri – Piano (The Season, Say You Will)
Fender Rhodes MKII (Mr. Dandy Gasoline)

This album is dedicated to our brother The Legendary Shoeshine Boy (Giotis Petrelis)

Special thanks to Aphrodite Po Arike


The Season

If you give me another chance
I’ll try to hold away the storm
and walk you through the avalanche
in a safe way back home

Shine your light on me now
your bed’s so soft and deep
and I’ll lead you up, up and down
until our guests fall asleep

Maybe it's the season
or a reason leads us on
but I know I’ll break down
when everybody’s gone
I don’t know much
but I think I’ll follow on
even If I break down
in the middle of the song

Out of my brain once again now
but I’m gonna make it all right
‘cause I’ve learned how to romance
but I never learned how to fight

Weakness is a common thing here
so don’t announce my arrival
for is the heart that holds the fate
you’re gonna lead me to the carnival
Lovely Desecration

I see faith’s a-risin’ as the haze rolls in
for It isn’t hard to keep your conscience clean
‘cause It’s better any past than a present like this
pull that engine apart and wake at the call of bliss
It’s such a lovely desecration

See the diamond gates how they kept the light in
at the lone hours I’ll pretend I’m next of kin
someone send me here to save you from yourself
find you a new lodge and put your fears on the shelf
It’s such a lovely desecration

Mr. Dandy Gasoline

A hidden smell of gasoline
in cheap perfumes, tonic and gin
he was there through thick and thin
a pale blossom, a breath of spring

I see his face everywhere
but I’m acting like I don’t care
so we gotta be fancy and lean
for Mr. Dandy Gasoline

I told you once my only friend:
“Martyrs will get you in the end’’
brother you’ve crossed the horizon bend
“Do you have a lodge? I’ll pay the rent”

I see his face everywhere
with crimson flowers in the air
we gotta be fancy and lean
for Mr. Dandy Gasoline

Sometimes I get the cold shivers
‘cause I know the highway’s for the drifters
and there’s no god to beg and whisper
we both know that, don’t we Mister?

I see your face everywhere
Seeking tenderness and care
we gotta be fancy and lean
for Mr. Dandy Gasoline
baby, It’s a sure thing that’s Mr. Dandy Gasoline
Sail Away

I’ll sail away my one true love, though I know I’ll break your heart
now I’m on the floor and I hate every breath I’m taking
I left my friends in a shimmering light, in a lone and ragged mile
I see shades in the aisle and I think I’m going crazy

The wind will sound, the seas will pound
my ship is gone and all the world is watching
the sand will roll, my heart is cold
I got a home but my hands are freezing

Making my last go-round and I’ll say goodbye to town
till the night is gone the world will go down
and I’ve been down so long, so am I weak? Or am I strong?
I see shades in the aisle and I think I’m going crazy
Strange Commotion

It’s hard to handle the feeling that we’ve never been born
but we’ll meet again ‘cause we’re part of the song
and we are part of everything but everything is wrong
and fear seems like devotion and I’ve adored you for too long
It’s a strange commotion

Is there a man? Is there a man of good fortune?
cold mountain water and dust are our only portion
and every promise sounds like a big silly notion
but every embrace feels like a sweet extortion
It’s a strange commotion

So leave me here if you dare
and bloom like a burning rose
It’s a warm summer breeze out there
days are long and I know what no other knows
It’s a strange commotion

Kicks & Thrills

It’s a great world but I feel I’m goin’ down
I see no star’s a-shinin’ at the edge of town
I can hear the city’s crying then it all falls apart
I got this empty speedway with a great rage at heart

Can you venture a guess?
‘cause I’m blinded by the lights
and I think I heard someone said:
“We’re gonna have a heatwave tonight”

I wanna get some kicks, I wanna feel all right
somekinda cheap thrills, It’s gonna be all right

And I’m all dressed up in white fine linen
in the lowest part of a forsaken Eden
once we met as strangers, now we’re way out yonder
can you feel the distance? The heavy days are over

Say You Will

I see your life’s but an invention
longing for the sea to free the child
but you’ve got a gift, an invitation
for saints and ghosts to reconcile

So please send them my regards
a postcard and a fancy buckle
Is there a trick not worth knowing?
for life’s not easy in city’s shuffle

Say you will and carry on
we’ll be invisible at dawn

I’ll spend the night at the reception
waiting for the pale morning light
won’t you give me some affection?
the gypsy haunt is cold tonight

And I can’t see where we’re going
but I know I could hold on to you
I hear your voice softly flowing
and the old things are now new

Say you will and carry on
we’ll be invisible at dawn

I’d like to leave you warm and lazy
under the sun that bends above us
my precious mistress this world’s crazy
and love’s a riddle we can’t solve

"Their music leave it’s mark and we've got to admit that is a good "tough - tone" soundin' music. Their music has something charming, magical but it also features a rich brew of nerve."

RIPPLE MUSIC ( Nevada U.S.A.) / Bucky Brown
“Dustbowl have blown my mind with a swirling set of soulful country rock. What do you call Americana in Greece? Greciana? Ya, this is groovy, poppy, and honest heavy folk that will hook you from the get go with its infectious bite.This one was released a couple years ago, but I only just recently discovered it....Dustbowl blew my mind...Outlaw Americana/Alternative Country type sound, big on soul and tight on groove. Steel guitar always has a way to my heart when done in a haunting tone"

Set the controls for the heart of mother earth brothers & sisters.
This is “The Story of Mr. Dandy Gasoline”, Dustbowl’s new album (October 2019).
“Mother Earth Rock Music”.

Dustbowl founded in May 2006. In Sept. 2008 their 1st album “Troublebound & Lonesome” has been released and in May 2009 the band recorded 14 new songs for their legacy’s cross section album "Goin' Down" which features notable special guests such as Jeremy Gluck (The Barracudas), Alex Kalofolias (The Last Drive, Thee Holy Strangers, The Earthbound) & Phil Shoenfelt (Fatal Shore, Southern Cross).
Dustbowl became the first local underground band to play at Megaro Mousikis Athinon - March 2014 - "Dustbowl: Johnny Cash / The Tribute Show"), Nick & John along with Alex Kalofolias and other friends established Thee Holy Strangers (a local super-group). With “The Great Fandango” (May 2016) the band tried and managed to made the watertight case for their music as an art form in itself. At a time when all local underground music was stringently manufactured, these guitar-driven melodies and those “Mother Earth Rock”- produced whorls of sound proved that untried ground was not only the most fertile stuff, but also the most viable. It defined the past and - for good and ill - gave Dustbowl all its airs and graces.
“The Great Fandango” (like it’s “long time a-comin’” predecessor “Goin’ Down”) got raving reviews in local press and combined with the band's energetic live shows gained them a cult status and a strong following in the local underground scene.
The album’s soulful music resides not just in its compositional forms and instrumental invention, but in the elaborate vocal harmonies and lyrics that imbue these “earthy” songs with an almost heartbreaking grandeur….their “Mother Earth Rock” elegy.
In Nov. 2017 Dustbowl shared the stage with The Dream Syndicate (“How did I find myself here” European Tour @ Fuzz Club Sat. 4th Nov. ’17 Athens).
“The Story of Mr. Dandy Gasoline” is Dustbowl’s new album (October 2019).
Dustbowl made the choice to direct their music head on, employing realism rather than subtext or symbolism to purge its makers’ own anger, discontent, and frustration with societal disintegration, alienation and the urban divide but in a somekinda “fancier” than ever psychedelic alt. country – rock direction.
"We don’t want there to be any doubt as to which side of this discussion we fall on," they say. "We don’t want there to be any misunderstanding of where we stand. We’re not trying to be everybody’s favourite band and we weren’t concerned about fitting in or being a part of what anybody else was doing but our “deviant chain gang” thing ".
Mr. Dandy Gasoline’s considerable force can in part be credited to the sheer musical strength of the current Dustbowl’s line-up.
"It was all in our heads and just kind of bubbling at the surface," they say. "We think we knew early on that was the direction this record was going to go in."
Dustbowl's new album "The Story of Mr. Dandy Gasoline" (Oct. 2019) explores band's new sound. They have always been an inward-looking bunch, telling a distinctly desperate story via craft, character, and concept, all backed by guitars and sonic ambition. The album features Mr. Chris Cacavas (now Dream Syndicate, ex- Green On Red) among other friends.
On Sat. 26th Oct. 2019 the band will join again The Dream Syndicate bunch at Fuzz Club for the closing of theirs "These Times" album European tour.


Download at https://thedustbowl.bandcamp.com

[Oct.. 2019] - 12' Vinyl Album.
[May 2016] - 12’ Vinyl Album / urban sound records
[November 2009] – CD Album / fuzz overdose records

[July 2014] – CD Single / dusty records
* SUCIDE AVENUE / WINTER'S ALMOST GONE [April 2014] – CD Single / dusty records
[2008] - CD Album / onstage records
* V.A. CHRISTMAS FOR EVERYONE - "CHRISTMA'S TIME'S A-COMIN'” [December 2014] – Compilation / Restless Wind Records
[2013] – Compilation / Fuzz Overdose Records
[2006] - Dusty Records



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