Pedal Steal

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All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
Texas-based Terry Allen's country music vision is truly like no one else's, and emphatically in opposition to anything that has passed for country music in Nashville since the '70s. Thankfully, Sugar Hill has shown a commitment to issuing classic and not quite classic Allen albums from yesteryear, making lovely oddities like 1985's Pedal Steal available once again. Pedal Steal isn't a country music album with three- and four-minute songs about loving, cheatin', and Jesus. Instead, Allen has pieced together something like a radio play with dialog, background noises, and snippets of songs that tell the impressionistic tale of one steel guitar player who played rock ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
Texas-based Terry Allen's country music vision is truly like no one else's, and emphatically in opposition to anything that has passed for country music in Nashville since the '70s. Thankfully, Sugar Hill has shown a commitment to issuing classic and not quite classic Allen albums from yesteryear, making lovely oddities like 1985's Pedal Steal available once again. Pedal Steal isn't a country music album with three- and four-minute songs about loving, cheatin', and Jesus. Instead, Allen has pieced together something like a radio play with dialog, background noises, and snippets of songs that tell the impressionistic tale of one steel guitar player who played rock & roll in the '60s and '70s. Initially, Pedal Steal -- believe it or not -- was written for the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company in San Francisco, and the production won a prestigious contemporary dance award. It's easy to see the genius that lay behind this project, though difficult to know exactly who'd sit around and listen to an album like Pedal Steal. For true believers, though, Pedal Steal is one helluva long story-song, flavored by Allen's idiosyncratic and odd vision, and that is more than enough reason to tune in.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/14/2006
  • Label: Sugarhill
  • UPC: 015891107820
  • Catalog Number: 1078
  • Sales rank: 138,462

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Pedal Steel (35:44)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Terry Allen Primary Artist, Keyboards, Vocals, Voices, Clavinova
Butch Hancock Guitar, Vocals, Voices, Vocal Harmony
Jo Harvey Allen Voices
Richard Bowden Fiddle, Mandolin, Trumpet, Cello, Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Don Caldwell Saxophone
Bobby Keys Saxophone
Donnie Maines Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Kenny Maines Electric Bass, Upright Bass, Standup Bass, Vocal Harmony
Lloyd Maines Dobro, Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Background Vocals, Voices, Vocal Harmony
Sharon Ely Voices
Bonnie Wilkerson Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Clarence Clearwater Vocals
Robert Nakaidinae Percussion, Vocals
Emma Tuset Voices
Javier Tuset Voices
Donna Jo Barnes Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Les Brown Composer
Gilberto Gil Liner Notes
Terry Allen Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Don Caldwell Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Bud Green Composer
Lloyd Maines Producer, Audio Production
Mark Murray Engineer
Louise Certain Composer
John Silva Remastering
Clarence Clearwater translation, Musical Adaptation
Robert Nakaidinae translation, Musical Adaptation
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