Release date: February 12, 2021
Collaboration of Harry Dean Stanton with members of The Kingbees, Stray Cats, The Doobie Brothers, and Tin Machine.
Harry Dean Stanton, the beloved actor with an over six-decade long career, also loved to sing and play music. His trusted musical partner for over 15 years was Jamie James (The Kingbees, Dennis Quaid And The Sharks), as evidenced in the acclaimed documentary and soundtrack Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction.
From Jamie’s liner notes to Harry Dean Stanton With The Cheap Dates’ October, 1993: “Together, Harry and I had been doing some dates around Los Angeles as a duo and I remember suggesting to Harry to have Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats) come over and play drums with us. In doing so, he brought along Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter (The Doobie Brothers) to play pedal steel, which then led to Slim and I asking Tony Sales (Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Todd Rundgren) to play bass, and that’s how we became The Cheap Dates.”
October, 1993 documents that collaboration with four studio tracks, and five cut live a Doug Weston’s Troubadour. Featuring classic covers of Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, Ben E. King, Jimmy Reed, and more, October, 1993 is a celebration of friendship, music, and love.
So, revel in the magic that music brings us. Travel back to October, 1993. If you couldn’t be there then, you can now.
I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight Promised Land You Don’t Miss Your Water Across The Borderline You Never Can Tell(Live at the Troubadour) Spanish Harlem(Live at the Troubadour) Miss Froggie(Live at the Troubadour) Bright Lights, Big City(Live at the Troubadour) Canción Mixteca(Live at the Troubadour)