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Lubbock (On Everything)
     

Lubbock (On Everything)

by Terry Allen
 

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Although it's all but unknown outside of a devoted cult following, Terry Allen's second album, 1979's Lubbock (On Everything), is one of the finest country albums of all time, a progenitor of what would eventually be called alt-country. This is country music with a wink and a dry-as-West-Texas-dust sense of humor, but at heart, Lubbock (On Everything) is

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Although it's all but unknown outside of a devoted cult following, Terry Allen's second album, 1979's Lubbock (On Everything), is one of the finest country albums of all time, a progenitor of what would eventually be called alt-country. This is country music with a wink and a dry-as-West-Texas-dust sense of humor, but at heart, Lubbock (On Everything) is a thoughtful meditation on Allen's hometown. Recorded in Lubbock after Allen hadn't lived there for close to a decade with a small group headed by local legends Don Caldwell and Lloyd Maines, the songs alternate between biting character studies like "Lubbock Woman" and "The Great Joe Bob (A Regional Tragedy)," about a high school football star who ends up robbing a liquor store, and more loving tributes like "The Thirty Years War" and "The Wolfman of Del Rio." Salted through are a handful of songs about the pretensions of the art world (something Allen knows well in his day job as a sculptor and painter) that help keep the album's more cutting lines from sounding mean-spirited. A 20-song masterpiece, Lubbock (On Everything) is essential listening for anyone with an interest in the outer fringes of country music.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/14/2016
Label:
Paradise Bachelors
UPC:
0616892340249
catalogNumber:
23402
Rank:
12294

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Performance Credits

Terry Allen   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Joe Ely   Harmonica
Ponty Bone   Accordion
Jo Harvey Allen   Harmony
Tommy Anderson   Trumpet
Mike Austin   Harmony
Don Caldwell   Saxophone
Kenny Maines   Bass,Harmony
Lloyd Maines   Acoustic Guitar,Dobro,Mandolin,Pedal Steel Guitar,Electric Guitar,Harmony,Bell-tree,Tenor Banjo
Curtis McBride   Drums
Suzanne Paulk   Harmony
Freddy Pride   Harmony
Sylvester Rice   Harmony
Jimmy Sampson   Harmony
Alan Shinn   Percussion,Marimbas,Jawbone
Russ Standefer   Tuba
Jesse Taylor   Guitar
Susan Allen   Violin
Leslie Blackburn   Viola
Mark Anthony   Trombone
Ruth Truncale   Violin
Vincent Thomas   Harmony
Richard Bowden   Fiddle
Luis Martinez   Guitar
Karen Blalack   Cello
Gwen Hewitt   Harmony

Technical Credits

Terry Allen   Composer
Jo Harvey Allen   Cover Photo,Back Cover Photo
Don Caldwell   String Arrangements
Alan Shinn   Contributor
Jack Lemon   Executive Producer

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