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Metropolitan Swamp

by Paul Mark & The Van Dorens

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    Finding religion in Memphis...Paul Mark's 2nd studio record with the fabulous Van Dorens. Recorded with Jim Gaines at Ardent Studios.
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    CD version of the 2nd collection from roots rock masters Paul Mark & The Van Dorens.

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Your smart friends will try to steal this CD from you...

Co-produced by Jim Gaines and Paul Mark and recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis, "Metropolitan Swamp" is a tornado mix of roots rock swing and swagger. It includes a dozen original tunes by Mark, including the hilarious classic "I'm Going Blind", the soul searing "Bridge to the Other Side" and the cool-swinging "She Found Religion". By all means borrow money to buy this CD then listen to "Who Don't I.O.?" Mark recently commented that "Walking Home Alone in the Dark" might be the song he's performed live more times than any other.

"Metropolitan Swamp" is the ferocious and relentless follow-up CD from this quirky songwriter and his crack combo that affirmed "Go Big or Go Home", the band's celebrated debut release, was no fluke.


released June 1, 1994

Produced by Jim Gaines and Paul Mark
Engineered by Jeff Powell
Recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis TN

Joe Costello - Drums
Alan J. Hager - Bass
Ernest Williamson - Piano, Hammond organ
P.Mark - Vocals, guitar


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Paul Mark & The Van Dorens New York, New York

Triple-threat songwriter-musician-producer Paul Mark has been mystifying critics and barflies for decades. With a striking lyrical edge and an encyclopedic facility with American roots music, NYC-based Paul Mark has built a top-drawer original song catalog that tugs on the ears of the literary as well as the liquidated. Mark is principal owner of Radiation Records. ... more

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