In the world reflected in the dead setters new album you’ll encounter ghosts of the past & yearning spirits of the present, making themselves known in a variety of familiar locales, including a faded milk bar in inner-western Sydney (Shopping Town), wasted youth drag racing on Sydney’s Great Western Highway (Whitewall Tyres), and a lonely man obsessed with a long gone Australian silent movie star (Until She’s Mine – Lotte Lyell’s Blues), together with a motley cast of misfits & dreamers who could fit in just about anywhere there’s people & stories to tell.
“A literate songwriter, in the tradition of Texas troubadours Joe Ely, James McMurtry & Robert Earl Keen, whose vignettes come alive with recognisable characters & familiar backdrops, Mark has pulled out all stops here to produce his strongest and most accessible album yet”. Kim Cheshire, Country Update Magazine
“a fine collection of tunes that will play well in your car CD player making the road miles disappear under your wheels.” Maverick magazine (UK)
“An album that puts Lucas up there with the best of singer songwriters, Americana with Australian stories.” RootsofRock.net
“Putting on the Dog” is Mark’s fourth album and is produced by Michael Carpenter & Mark Lucas.