Armadillo World Headquarters: A Memoir

Armadillo World Headquarters: A Memoir

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781477313824
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 04/04/2017
Pages: 520
Sales rank: 525,426
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Eddie Wilson founded and ran the Armadillo until 1976, when he left to open a restaurant called the Raw Deal and then, in 1981, took ownership of Threadgill’s, where he continues to purvey live music and Southern cuisine.

Jesse Sublett is a writer, musician, and artist known for his long-running rock trio, the Skunks, and his mystery novels.

Well-known rock critic Dave Marsh has written more than twenty books about rock and popular music. A founding editor of Creem, he has written and edited Rock and Rap Confidential for twenty-five years.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Earning My Hippie Card
  • Now Dig This
  • Cosmic Justice
  • Head Honcho
  • The Armadillo Art Squad
  • A King, a Domino, a Captain, and a Leo
  • Digging for Progress
  • Living the Dream
  • A Cultural Refinery
  • Things Were Looking Up
  • The Great Redneck-Hippie Merger
  • A Breed Apart
  • Being Thankful for What We’ve Got
  • Not Your Daddy’s Beer Joint
  • The First Willie Nelson Picnic
  • Armadillo TV, or What Might Have Been
  • Then the Rains Came
  • Home with the Armadillo
  • Long Live Longnecks
  • Pot, Big Red, Acid, Coke, and Pumpkins
  • Feeding the Legend
  • Crosstown Competition
  • Traveling Armadillo Blues
  • Dear Lone Star
  • The First and Final Annual AWHQ Newsletter
  • Rough Waters
  • One Last Swing for the Fences
  • Eddie Has Left the Building
  • The Raw Deal and a White Rabbit
  • The Armadillo Emerges
  • Last Call
  • Full Circle
  • Appendix: A Selection of Gig Posters from AWHQ
  • A Note on Sources
  • Notes
  • Index


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