by Terry Allen



Terry Allen is one of those guys who travels around with a set of large pins inside his jacket, in the hopes that he'll come across some balloon of hot air waiting to be relieved of its burden -- which is the why and where of Salivation, which manages to be almost traditional country on one out of 11 songs (even this makes a moral point in an ironic way). The other ten range from outright comedic ("X-Mas on the Isthmus") to red with bloody rage ("Ain't No Top 40 Song") to surreal and satirical in "The Show," which has Jesus and compatriots envisioned in a rock show context. Sometimes he actually is more or less subtle -- "Southern Comfort" doesn't serve up the sting until it's almost too late. Between note one and the dying echo, the record stomps, smokes, snorts, and acts generally loutish and obnoxious, which makes for a wonderfully entertaining experience.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/23/1999
Label: Sugarhill
UPC: 0015891106120
catalogNumber: 1061

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Performance Credits

Terry Allen   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals,Djembe,Clavinova
Marcia Ball   Vocals
Guy Clark   Acoustic Guitar
Charlie Sexton   Bazouki
Ian Moore   Bass,Electric Guitar
Bukka Allen   Organ,Accordion
Lloyd Maines   Acoustic Guitar,Dobro,Dumbek,Steel Guitar,Tambourine,Vocals,Guitar (Electric Baritone)
Davis McLarty   Drums,Djembe
Mark Rubin   Tuba,Upright Bass
Glenn Fukunaga   Bowed Bass
Richard Bowden   Fiddle,Mandolin,Trumpet,Cello,Vocals

Technical Credits

Marcia Ball   Contributor
Guy Clark   Contributor
Charlie Sexton   Contributor
Terry Allen   Producer,Contributor
Ian Moore   Contributor
Lloyd Maines   Producer
Fred Remmert   Engineer
Mark Rubin   Producer,Contributor
Gladys Stacey   Composer

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