Salivation

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All Music Guide - Steven McDonald
Terry Allen is one of those guys who travels around with a set of large pins inside his jacket, in the hopes that he'll come across some balloon of hot air waiting to be relieved of its burden -- which is the why and where of Salivation, which manages to be almost traditional country on one out of 11 songs even this makes a moral point in an ironic way. The other ten range from outright comedic "X-Mas on the Isthmus" to red with bloody rage "Ain't No Top 40 Song" to surreal and satirical in "The Show," which has Jesus and compatriots envisioned in a rock show context. Sometimes he actually is more or less subtle -- "Southern Comfort" doesn't serve up the sting until ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steven McDonald
Terry Allen is one of those guys who travels around with a set of large pins inside his jacket, in the hopes that he'll come across some balloon of hot air waiting to be relieved of its burden -- which is the why and where of Salivation, which manages to be almost traditional country on one out of 11 songs even this makes a moral point in an ironic way. The other ten range from outright comedic "X-Mas on the Isthmus" to red with bloody rage "Ain't No Top 40 Song" to surreal and satirical in "The Show," which has Jesus and compatriots envisioned in a rock show context. Sometimes he actually is more or less subtle -- "Southern Comfort" doesn't serve up the sting until it's almost too late. Between note one and the dying echo, the record stomps, smokes, snorts, and acts generally loutish and obnoxious, which makes for a wonderfully entertaining experience.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/23/1999
  • Label: Sugarhill
  • UPC: 015891106120
  • Catalog Number: 1061
  • Sales rank: 259,030

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Salvation (4:12)
  2. 2 The Doll (6:20)
  3. 3 Billy The Boy (8:54)
  4. 4 Southern Comfort (4:25)
  5. 5 Rio Ticino (4:54)
  6. 6 Red Leg Boy (2:51)
  7. 7 Cortez Sail (6:01)
  8. 8 X-Mas On The Isthmus (3:14)
  9. 9 Ain't No Top 40 Song (6:10)
  10. 10 The Show (5:42)
  11. 11 Give Me the Flowers While I'm Living (3:18)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Terry Allen Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals, Djembe, Clavinova
Marcia Ball Vocals
Guy Clark Acoustic Guitar
Charlie Sexton Bazouki
Ian Moore Bass, Electric Guitar
Bukka Allen Organ, Accordion
Lloyd Maines Acoustic Guitar, Dobro, Dumbek, Steel Guitar, Tambourine, Vocals, Guitar (Electric Baritone)
Davis McLarty Drums, Djembe
Mark Rubin Tuba, Upright Bass
Glenn Fukunaga Bowed Bass
Richard Bowden Fiddle, Mandolin, Trumpet, Cello, Vocals
Technical Credits
Marcia Ball Contributor
Guy Clark Contributor
Charlie Sexton Contributor
Terry Allen Producer, Contributor
Ian Moore Contributor
Lloyd Maines Producer
Fred Remmert Engineer
Mark Rubin Producer, Contributor
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