Purchase Lubbock (on everything)
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.)
We are grateful to share a new documentary short film, produced by Texas Tech Public Media and directed by Paul Hunton, on Terry Allen’s seminal 1979 album Lubbock (on everything), which we are reissuing on Oct. 14. Featuring interviews with artists Chris Oglesby and Paul Milosevich; Terry’s wife, actor and writer Jo Harvey Allen; Lubbock (on everything) record producer and Panhandle Mystery Band bandleader Lloyd Maines and his brother Kenny Maines, as well as Allen himself, the documentary discusses the making of the album, Allen’s legacy, and his relationship to his hometown that gives the album its name.
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. The album, originally released in 1979, embodies a complex memory palace to Allen’s West Texas hometown Lubbock, and is often cited as the urtext of alt-country.
You can stream and share the album’s opener “Amarillo Highway (For Dave Hickey),” which has been covered by Sturgill Simpson and Jason Isbell (among many others), here:
“9/10. The well of great songs here runs deeper than deep. A world of gridiron heroes gone to seed, factory workers who fantasize about Gay Paree, and women who refuse to be tamed by any guy dumb enough to try. The gold standard for a wry vein of Americana.” – Uncut
“Seminal 70s recordings Juarez and Lubbock (on everything) are resolute, meant to be absorbed in their entirety. With humor and a gift for songwriting, each finds Allen subtly giving the middle finger to any and all expectations of what Country is or should be.” – Aquarium Drunkard
“The most succinct commentary on the West Texas condition ever captured.” – Texas Monthly
“Allen’s songs extract strangeness from the known world and use it as a means of acquiring greater knowledge.” – The New Yorker
UPCOMING LIVE 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)
Our reissue of Lubbock (on everything) follows our acclaimed edition of Allen’s debut album Juarez, released earlier this year. In 2006 Terry sent us a mixtape with some of his favorite songs of the U.S.-Mexico frontera. Here it is, with some of our own additions, and as relevant as ever. As Terry says, it’s ALL border: “If they’re gonna build a wall, they should build it high enough to keep the birds out too…”