You should go listen to the whole thing. Heck, you should go listen to every Terry Allen album! But here’s one song I recommend to get you started: Amarillo Highway. I find it especially hard to choose just one – with Truckload of Art,
Ben challenged me to post 10 albums that have influenced my musical taste – one a day for 10 days. No explanation required (but you can if you want), no review (but you can if you want, I’m not your boss), just the cover. And each day I am to nominate someone to do the same. This is a thing of facebook at the moment, and I’m enjoying watching friends pick their albums.
I’m going to do this here on the blog, but will post a link to the FB. I’m not going to nominate anyone, but if you want to play along, you should – and consider yourself nominated.
I’m probably taking this way to seriously, but I’m enjoying it. I made a quick list and already have 25 albums. Typically I think of the artist and go back and try to pick one album. Back in the day, the album used to be the unit of importance, now I find it is the artist’s catalog (and collaborations!). So, today I’d put together my own playlist of tracks from several albums. I found it hard to choose among the Terry Allen Albums – all are so good. And, if you ever get the chance to see Terry (and the Panhandle Mystery Band) live – don’t miss it! We have good memories from shows – the Landmine Free World concert at the Lensic, for example. One of my good meories is see Terry at the Albuquerque airport. After asking if I could interrupt him for a minute, I told him how much his music and art meant and thanked him. (He was jut have a cup of coffee in the main waiting area, under the Dream of Flight Sculpture. Anyway, here’s album 5 of 10 of 25 (so far), just for you.