ALLEN, TERRY & THE PANHANDLE MYSTERY BAND

SMOKIN' THE DUMMY (PARADISE OF BACHELORS)

ALLEN, TERRY & THE PANHANDLE MYSTERY BAND - SMOKIN' THE DUMMY 151839
Format:
1 LP
Release:
06.05.2022
Label:
PARADISE OF BACHELORS
Genre:
Independent
Kat.-Nr.:
151839
Barcode:
0843563140192
Recorded exactly two years after acclaimed visual artist and songwriter Terry Allen's masterpiece Lubbock (on everything), the feral follow-up Smokin the Dummy is less conceptually focused but more sonically and stylistically unified than its predecessor_it's also rougher and rowdier, wilder and more wired, and altogether more menacingly rock and roll.

The first album by Allen to share top billing with the Panhandle Mystery Band, here featuring Jesse Taylor on blistering lead guitar alongside the Maines brothers and Richard Bowden, Dummy documents a ferocious new band in fully telepathic, tornado-fueled flight, refining its caliber, increasing its range, and never looking down.

This first-ever vinyl reissue, remastered from the original analog tapes, includes a gatefold jacket and inner sleeve with restored, new, and alternate art and photos by Terry and Jo Harvey Allen; an insert with lyrics, original notes, and Terry's letter to H.C.

Westermann about the songs; and a high-res download code. The kind of singular American artist who expresses the fundamental weirdness of his country.

- The Wire It has always been a fool's errand to frame Allen in terms of other artists_there was nobody like him before he showed up, and the subsequent forty years have been equally light on plausible peers.

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  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. THE HEART OF CALIFORNIA (FOR LOWELL GEORGE)
  • 1.2. COCAINE COWBOY
  • 1.3. WHATEVER HAPPENED TO JESUS (AND MAYBELINE)?
  • 1.4. HELENA MONTANA
  • 1.5. TEXAS TEARS
  • 1.6. CAJUN ROLL
  • 1.7. FEELIN EASY
  • 1.8. THE NIGHT CAFE
  • 1.9. ROLL TRUCK ROLL
  • 1.10. RED BIRD
  • 1.11. THE LUBBOCK TORNADO (I DON'T KNOW)