Human Remains

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
The conceptual scope of Human Remains is not nearly as ambitious as Lubbock. But the gutsier and more varied musical arrangements -- crafted with help from Lloyd Maines, David Byrne, Joe Ely, Lucinda Williams, and many others -- may make this a better introduction to Allen's world. There's certainly no shortage of interesting character sketches, like a one-legged dancing woman, memories of "flower children and their sh*t-eating grins," and 13-year-olds well on their way to reform school. "Gone to Texas" especially is a refreshing blast of true anti-establishment sentiment, Allen singing in even-mannered tones that he doesn't need a chickensh*t his term business man ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
The conceptual scope of Human Remains is not nearly as ambitious as Lubbock. But the gutsier and more varied musical arrangements -- crafted with help from Lloyd Maines, David Byrne, Joe Ely, Lucinda Williams, and many others -- may make this a better introduction to Allen's world. There's certainly no shortage of interesting character sketches, like a one-legged dancing woman, memories of "flower children and their sh*t-eating grins," and 13-year-olds well on their way to reform school. "Gone to Texas" especially is a refreshing blast of true anti-establishment sentiment, Allen singing in even-mannered tones that he doesn't need a chickensh*t his term business man telling him what to do, and dissing some country star who thinks that all it takes to be special is to wear a hat and win Grammys.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/23/1996
  • Label: Sugarhill
  • UPC: 015891105024
  • Catalog Number: 1050
  • Sales rank: 257,410

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Gone to Texas (6:22)
  2. 2 Room to Room (4:12)
  3. 3 Back to Black (3:29)
  4. 4 Wilderness of This World (4:02)
  5. 5 Little Sandy (3:08)
  6. 6 Buck Naked (3:14)
  7. 7 What of Alicia (4:45)
  8. 8 That Kind of Girl (2:46)
  9. 9 Galleria Dele Armi (4:03)
  10. 10 Crisis Site 13 (3:12)
  11. 11 Peggy Legg (4:09)
  12. 12 After the Fall (5:20)
  13. 13 Flatland Boogie (5:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Terry Allen Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals, Clavinova
David Byrne Electric Guitar, Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Joe Ely Harmonica, Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Charlie Sexton Electric Guitar, Vocals, Slide Guitar
Lucinda Williams Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Vocal Harmony
Ponty Bone Accordion
Bukka Allen Accordion
Jo Harvey Allen Choir, Chorus
Tommy Anderson Tuba
Jon Blondell Trombone
Donnie Maines Percussion, Drums, Choir, Chorus
Lloyd Maines Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Dobro, Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Slide Guitar, Vocal Harmony, Guitar (Baritone)
Davis McLarty Percussion, Drums
Jo Carol Pierce Vocals, Finger Snapping
Stan Smith Clarinet
Jesse Taylor Electric Guitar
Glenn Fukunaga Bass, Acoustic Bass
Will Sexton Electric Guitar, Vocal Harmony
Bale Allen Drums
Richard Bowden Fiddle, Mandolin, Cello, Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
David Byrne Engineer
Charlie Sexton Songwriter
Terry Allen Producer
Alan Crossland Engineer
David Glasser Mastering
Jay Hudson Engineer
Lloyd Maines Producer
Jo Carol Pierce Contributor
Fred Remmert Engineer
Rob Patterson Engineer
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