Smokin' the Dummy/Bloodlines

Smokin' the Dummy/Bloodlines

by Terry Allen


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A combination of Terry Allen's 1980 and 1983 Fate Records releases, with songs that range from almost-traditional country done with a very untraditional attitude all the way out to thump-in-the-ear rock moments. The 18 cuts here don't represent Allen at his level best, but they do provide a fine sampling of his songwriting approach, with some great moments. Allen can be decidedly subversive at times, and in-your-face at others, and it can almost be guaranteed that some of the twists he tosses out here will not be seen coming. Some songs will definitely induce heavy breathing and a feeling of having looked a bit too closely at the hell mouth -- "Ourland" achieves that with ease. It's often less about having the world's foibles pointed out than having a bright light shone on the world's more arcane lies. On the other hand, there's also the song about Jesus carrying out a carjacking. Terry Allen may well be one of the best arguments country music has for its existence.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/22/1997
Label: Sugarhill
UPC: 0015891105727
catalogNumber: 1057
Rank: 231002

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Performance Credits

Terry Allen   Primary Artist,Piano,Maracas,Vocals,Clavinet,Hand Clapping,Bird Calls,Casio
Joe Ely   Harmonica
Ponty Bone   Accordion
Tommy Anderson   Trumpet,Tuba
Cary Banks   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar,Marimbas,Vocals,Hand Clapping,Casio
Donna Jo Barnes   Vocals,Hand Clapping
Don Caldwell   Saxophone
Jack Delahunty   Clarinet
Donnie Maines   Conga,Drums,Tambourine,Vocals,Claves,Hand Clapping,Cabasa,Weero
Kenny Maines   Bass,Tambourine,Vocals,Hand Clapping
LaTronda Maines   Vocals
Lloyd Maines   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Dobro,Mandolin,Pedal Steel Guitar,Drums,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Hand Clapping,Telecaster
Mike Meyers   Conga,Timbales
Alan Shinn   Conga,Tambourine,Comb,Jawbone,Weero
Jesse Taylor   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Bonnie Wilkers   Vocals,Hand Clapping
Monte Williams   Synthesizer,Clavinet
Mark Anthony   Trombone
Jack Bowden   Penny Whistle
Richard Bowden   Fiddle,Mandolin,Cello,Vocals,Hand Clapping

Technical Credits

Chuck Berry   Composer
Terry Allen   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Contributor
Don Caldwell   Engineer
Lloyd Maines   Producer,Engineer
Mark Anthony   Contributor

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