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Terry Allen
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Terry Allen
Title: Lubbock
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sugarhill
Original Release Date: 1/1/1979
Re-Release Date: 1/24/1995
Album Type: Original recording reissued
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Americana, Classic Country, Traditional Folk, Country Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 015891104720

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Talk about an original
m_noland | Washington, DC United States | 11/16/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There's a beer company that is currently running an ad campaign that features a bunch of old jocks who are supposed to be "originals" and somehow drinking this beer is supposed to make you "an original" too. Naw, that ain't original. This is original. This CD defines original. The graphic on the picture dictionary entry for "original" ought to be the cover of "Lubbock on Everything."I can't imagine who would have played this when it came out. Country radio wouldn't touch this with a barge pole. Same for rock. Maybe a "progressive country" station or two in Texas. Its a wonder that it even got made in the first place. Still have never heard it on the radio, web or otherwise.I bought this disk because a buddy of mine from Texas swore that this was "like, the greatest record ever made" and forced his band to cover "The Girl Who Danced Oklahoma." I don't know if its the greatest record ever made, but it certainly fits into a handful that I have heard (Conlon Nancarrow, Captain Beefheart) that reflect one pretty unique vision.The instrumentation is pretty conventional country, and Allen has an adequate, limited voice, and a West Texas twang. But, Lord, what songs. The man has a real eye for characterization, and the parody of "Wreck on the Highway" ("Truckload of Art") complete with dobro and yodeling may be the funniest song that I have ever heard."
Clark Stevenson | Mesquite, TX United States | 09/30/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I practically grew up listening to Terry Allen and Lubbock (On Everything) is the crown jewel in his canon. The Great Joe Bob (A Regional Tragedy) is the inspiration for songs written by Steve Earle, Robert Earl Keen and others. If I had three CDs to take to a desert island, I'd take two of these in case the first got scratched. True piece of Americana."
Thank God for Terry Allen
filmnoirfan | Japan | 11/28/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This really is one of the greatest American recordings of all time. Intelligent, humorous, and simply damn good music. When I first discovered this album I listened to it every day for weeks. Surprise your friends for Christmas with this album; it will blow them away.A masterpiece."