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Terry Allen has shared a new video of him and The Panhandle Mystery Band performing “New Delhi Freight Train,” originally released on the classic Lubbock (on everything) (and famously covered by Little Feat), which we are reissuing in the definitive, deluxe edition on October 14. The video was recorded earlier this year at Texas Tech University in Allen’s hometown of Lubbock, TX during a ceremony honoring Terry and writer and actor Jo Harvey Allen, his wife, on the inauguration of The Allen Collection, which collects visual works and archival materials by both artists. It was the first-ever live performance of Lubbock (on everything) in its entirety.
In this video, Allen is joined onstage by his sons Bukka and Bale, original band members Lloyd Maines (who produced the album) and Kenny Maines, as well as Delbert McClinton on harmonica and Robert Earl Keen on backing vocals.
The video premiered on Noisey along with a long new interview with Terry in which he discusses his hometown, the album, the remastering process, the power of satire, the bullshit of “outlaw country,” Guy Clark’s ashes, Man Ray, and more.
Our definitive reissue features liner notes by David Byrne, and was mastered from the original tapes in collaboration with Allen and Maines. This is the first edition of Lubbock (on everything) to correct the tape speed inconsistencies evident on all prior versions, meaning it is the first time the album will be heard as intended by the artist. In Allen’s extensive oral history in the liner notes boo, he discusses the fascinating origin of “New Delhi Freight Train,” which involves the Bobby Kennedy assassination, The True Story of Jesse James, Gandhi, and Lowell George.
Stream the remastered album version of “New Delhi Freight Train” below.
Terry will be playing shows throughout the fall and winter, including a performance tonight, September 30, with Jo Harvey Allen at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco.
Terry Allen Tour Dates
Sept. 30: San Francisco, CA – Golden Gate Park w/Jo Harvey Allen – Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
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)
American Songwriter recently shared a documentary short, produced by Texas Tech Public Media and directed by Paul Hunton, that discusses the making of the album, Allen’s legacy, and his relationship to his hometown that gives the album its name. Watch it below.
Our reissue of Lubbock (on everything) follows our acclaimed edition of Allen’s debut album Juarez, released earlier this year. More info on that record can be found HERE.