Lubbock (On Everything)

Lubbock (On Everything)

by Terry Allen


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Lubbock (On Everything)

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: 01/24/1995
Label: Sugarhill
UPC: 0015891104720
catalogNumber: 1047

Album Credits

Performance Credits

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

Technical Credits

Don Caldwell   Engineer,String Arrangements
Lloyd Maines   Engineer
Alan Shinn   Contributor

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