Terry Allen & the Panhandle Mystery Band
- Smokin the Dummy [Fate, 1980] B
- Bloodlines [Fate, 1993]
Consumer Guide Reviews:
Smokin the Dummy [Fate, 1980]
Juarez, this sculptor-painter cum singer-songwriter's 1975 debut, was pretentiously half-assed mock mythopoeia; Lubbock (on Everything), his 1979 double, was genuwine laugh-a-minute highbrow-lowbrow. This time Allen's satire is a little thinner, and he undercuts his more sincere songs by playing them for comedy, the only vocal trick he knows. "Texas Tears," "The Night Cafe," and "Redbird"--plus some funny ones--are recommended to sideman Joe Ely, whose band has always mystified the Panhandle. B
Bloodlines [Fate, 1993]
"Gimme a Ride to Heaven Boy"