ALLEN, TERRY & THE PANHANDLE MYSTERY BAND

BLOODLINES (PARADISE OF BACHELORS)

ALLEN, TERRY & THE PANHANDLE MYSTERY BAND - BLOODLINES 151842
Format:
1 CD
Release:
06.05.2022
Label:
PARADISE OF BACHELORS
Genre:
Independent
Kat.-Nr.:
151842
Barcode:
0843563140277
On his manifold fourth album, acclaimed songwriter and visual artist Terry Allen contemplates kinship_the ways sex and violence stitch and sever the ties of family, faith, and society_with skewering satire and affection alike.

Bloodlines compiles thematically related but disparate recordings from miscellaneous sources both theatrical and historical: two songs written for plays; two full-band reprises of selections from Juarez; the irreverent hellfire-hitchhiker-on-highway ballad "Gimme a Ride to Heaven Boy" (featuring Joe Ely); and the poignant eponymous ode to the arteries of ancestry and landscape (the debut recording of eight-year-old Natalie Maines, later covered by Lucinda Williams).

"No veteran country songwriter sounds more attuned to the national mood. His songs still feel like little guidebooks for staring down a harsh universe." - The Washington Post "A reigning deity of a certain kind of country music since the mid-70s." - The New York Times
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. BLOODLINES (I)
  • 1.2. GIMME A RIDE TO HEAVEN BOY
  • 1.3. CANTINA CARLOTTA
  • 1.4. OURLAND
  • 1.5. OH HALLY LOU
  • 1.6. OH WHAT A DANGEROUS LIFE
  • 1.7. MANHATTAN BLUEBIRD
  • 1.8. THERE OUGHTA BE A LAW AGAINST SUNNY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
  • 1.9. BLOODLINES (II)