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RE: Terry Allen

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  • Perfect Sound Forever
    ... Good that this is out again but I m kind of bummed to hear that there s no new album. I d seen Terry do a show at SXSW a few years ago (with David Byrne
    Message 1 of 6 , Feb 3 6:03 AM
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      > Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 18:21:52 -0500
      > 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! ;)

      Good that this is out again but I'm kind of bummed to hear that there's no
      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."


      Perfect Sound Forever
      online music magazine with warped perspectives since 1993
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