Pedal Steal

Pedal Steal

by Terry Allen


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Texas-based Terry Allen's country music vision is truly like no one else's, and emphatically in opposition to anything that has passed for country music in Nashville since the '70s. Thankfully, Sugar Hill has shown a commitment to issuing classic and not quite classic Allen albums from yesteryear, making lovely oddities like 1985's Pedal Steal available once again. Pedal Steal isn't a country music album with three- and four-minute songs about loving, cheatin', and Jesus. Instead, Allen has pieced together something like a radio play with dialog, background noises, and snippets of songs that tell the impressionistic tale of one steel guitar player who played rock & roll in the '60s and '70s. Initially, Pedal Steal -- believe it or not -- was written for the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company in San Francisco, and the production won a prestigious contemporary dance award. It's easy to see the genius that lay behind this project, though difficult to know exactly who'd sit around and listen to an album like Pedal Steal. For true believers, though, Pedal Steal is one helluva long story-song, flavored by Allen's idiosyncratic (and odd) vision, and that is more than enough reason to tune in.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/14/2006
Label: Sugarhill
UPC: 0015891107820
catalogNumber: 1078
Rank: 153600

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Terry Allen   Primary Artist,Keyboards,Vocals,Voices,Clavinova
Butch Hancock   Guitar,Vocals,Voices,Vocal Harmony
Jo Harvey Allen   Voices
Don Caldwell   Saxophone
Bobby Keys   Saxophone
Donnie Maines   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Kenny Maines   Electric Bass,Upright Bass,Standup Bass,Vocal Harmony
Lloyd Maines   Dobro,Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar,Background Vocals,Voices,Vocal Harmony
Sharon Ely   Voices
Bonnie Wilkerson   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Clarence Clearwater   Vocals
Robert Nakaidinae   Percussion,Vocals
Emma Tuset   Voices
Javier Tuset   Voices
Donna Jo Barnes   Background Vocals
Richard Bowden   Fiddle,Mandolin,Trumpet,Cello,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony

Technical Credits

Brown   Composer
Gilberto Gil   Liner Notes
Terry Allen   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Don Caldwell   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Bud Green   Composer
Lloyd Maines   Producer,Audio Production
Mark Murray   Engineer
Louise Certain   Composer
Clarence Clearwater   translation,Musical Adaptation
Robert Nakaidinae   translation,Musical Adaptation

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