Watch Terry Allen Mini-Documentary Lubbock (on everything)

Photo credit: James Bland
Terry Allen - Lubbock on everything
Photo credit: James Bland

You can now watch a mini-documentary on revered country singer-songwriter Terry Allen‘s Lubbock (on everything) to accompany its upcoming reissue, out Oct. 14.

The Paul Allen Hunton-directed clips looks back at the recording and impact of the acclaimed 1979 release, which has been heralded as one of the most influential alt-country records of all-time. Allen discusses growing up in Lubbock, Texas (where the album was recorded and gets its namesake), the musicians he recruited for the album and the inspirations behind the songs.

“My life had gone so many places since I left [home],” Allen says. “All the changes that were going on in the world, all the changes that were going on personally, the war, all of that stuff, it fed into it. And I think that’s the reason the title became Lubbock (on everything).”

The reissue is the first U.S. vinyl release of the album and was remastered to fix taping speed inconsistencies. The packaging includes archive photos, an oral history by Allen and an essay by David Byrne, whom Allen collaborated with on the True Stories film soundtrack.

Watch the Lubbock (on everything) documentary below:

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