Lubbock (on everything)
We’re proud and humbled finally to announce the long-simmering details of our most in-depth and deluxe reissue project to date, Terry Allen‘s revered art-country classic double album Lubbock (on everything) (1979), the seminal full-band follow-up to Juarez (1975).
Legendary Texan artist Terry Allen occupies a unique position straddling the frontiers of country music and visual art; he has worked with everyone from Guy Clark to David Byrne to Lucinda Williams, and his artwork resides in museums worldwide. Widely acclaimed as a masterpiece, his deeply moving (and hilarious) satirical second album, a complex memory palace to his West Texas hometown Lubbock, is often cited as the urtext of alt-country.
Produced in close collaboration with the artist and meticulously remastered from the original analog tapes, this is the definitive edition: the first to correct the tape speed inconsistencies evident on all prior versions; the first U.S. vinyl reissue (2xLP); the first CDs (2xCD) to restore the full track listing; and the first to contextualize the record within Allen’s 50-year career.
The album will be available in shops and online around the world on October 14, but to ensure availability, and for early shipping, preorder your copy today.
For a limited time, use the coupon code “LUBBOCK” during checkout on the PoB website only for 10% off the relevant portion of any order that includes more than one Terry Allen item (including Lubbock (on everything), Juarez, and the Today’s Rainbow Is Tomorrow’s Tamale t-shirt.)
The deluxe 2×LP package includes tip-on gatefold jacket with restored original artwork, lyrics, printed inner sleeves, download code, and 28 pp. book with related artwork, photos, and ephemera, an oral history by Allen, and essays by David Byrne, Lloyd Maines, and PoB. The 2×CD edition features replica jacket, sleeves, and tipped-in 52 pp. book.
Pre-orders include an immediate 320k MP3 download of classic album opener “Amarillo Highway (for Dave Hickey),” dedicated to Allen’s longtime friend and sparring partner, and one of our favorite writers and critics. Covered by many admirers including Doug Sahm, Bobby Bare, Robert Earl Keen—and recently by Sturgill Simpson and Jason Isbell—this is the first time the remastered, pitch-corrected song can be heard as it was originally recorded and intended by the artist.
We anticipate shipping pre-orders about a week in advance of the October 14 release date. All pre-order customers will be entered in a drawing for a test pressing and Terry Allen t-shirt.
ACCLAIM FOR TERRY ALLEN AND LUBBOCK (ON EVERYTHING)
“5 stars; ‘50 Essential Albums of the 1970s.’ Eccentric and uncompromising, savage and beautiful, literate and guttural.” – Rolling Stone
“Raunchy, pithy, and deeply redolent … lines quiver with a raw vision rarely heard in folk or country.” – Pitchfork
“A masterpiece. One of the finest country albums of all time, a progenitor of what would eventually be called alt-country.” – AllMusic
“Genuwine laugh-a-minute highbrow-lowbrow. From football heroes gone wrong to noble floozies to farmers fiddling while Washington burns, he’s a tale-spinning poet of the Panhandle.” – Robert Christgau
“The most succinct commentary on the West Texas condition ever captured.” – Texas Monthly
“Riveting.” – NPR
“Nobody else does country music like Terry Allen … There’s not a wasted word or extraneous musical lick.” – L.A. Times
“Allen’s songs extract strangeness from the known world and use it as a means of acquiring greater knowledge.” – The New Yorker
“He’s pretty close to a master lyricist.” – The New York Times
“I love Terry. He’s a funny son of a bitch.” – Guy Clark
“People tell me it’s country music, and I ask, ‘Which country?'” – Terry Allen
TERRY ALLEN TOUR DATES (more TBA)
Seeing Terry play a surprise show with fellow Texan legends Kris Kristofferson and Joe Ely at the Newport Folk Festival recently was a revelation. You owe it to yourself to see him live.
Aug. 16: Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium – Guy Clark Celebration
Oct. 7: Greenville, TX – The Texan Theater
Oct. 8: Temple, TX – Cultural Activities Center
Oct. 29: Marfa, TX – Saint George Hall
Jan. 14: Austin, TX – Paramount Theater – An evening of Juarez & Lubbock (on everything)
FINALLY, SOME POLITICAL ADVICE FROM TERRY THIS ELECTION SEASON
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