Re: [fearnwhiskey] Terry Allen
- On Mon, 2 Feb 2004 4:51pm, Steve Gardner wrote:
>Allen's one of the handful of people I've flown places to see. The first
>> Just got Terry Allen's new album in the mail - poppin' it in right
>> Got me thinkin': Anyone know if he EVER tours these days? Every time
>> I see
>> him with gig dates, it's weekends or, more likely, one off's...
>> he's a freakin genius.
> He IS a fucking genius. He does one-off gigs here and there, but that's
> about it.
> He's near the top of my list for underappreciated musicians. The new
> reissue, Juarez, is amazing. Salivation is also genius. So is Lubbock
> Everything and on and on.
> By the way, I work for Sugar Hill, but I'm a music fan first and Terry
> really worth hearing if you haven't heard him already.
time I saw him was at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts in conjunction with a
show of his installations -- '88 or '89 -- and I was stunned to see how
huge a crowd he drew. He and the Panhandle Mystery Band also performed
Juarez at a tiny theater in Harvard Square in the mid-'90s, and I saw
Chippy both in Philadelphia and NYC. I really, really would love to see
him more... all of his albums are always on my iPod. (I do have a radio
show he did, at least.)
> Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 18:21:52 -0500Good that this is out again but I'm kind of bummed to hear that there's no
> From: "Justin Hopper" <jhopper@...>
>Oooops! My bad - didn't realize it was a reissue; not one I had before.
>Just got overly psyched when I saw the disc! ;)
new album. I'd seen Terry do a show at SXSW a few years ago (with David
Byrne joining him for an encore). He's a lot of fun live and as such, it's
a shame that he doesn't tour more. I suspect that this is probably because
he likes to dive into big multi-media projects (like YOUTH IN ASIA) instead
of solely concentrating on a career as a recording artist.
Bloodlines and Salivation are great records but my sentimental fave is
Lubbock (On Everything), probably because that was the first TA record I owned.
Great quote from him about using anti-social folks as subject matter for
his songs: "I don't believe that there isn't anybody that isn't kind of an
outcast. We wear our masks and our costumes to pretend that we're certain
things but I think we're all pretty scramble-headed when it comes right
down to it. All of us are pretty desperate in certain ways."
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