Juarez is the debut album released by Terry Allen in 1975. The album has been reissued on compact disc by Sugar Hill Records. The Juarez Device" (aka "Texican Badman"). The Characters/ A Simple Story". Writing On Rocks Across The USA". There Oughta Be a Law Against Sunny Southern California". Honeymoon in Cortez".
Terry Allen first released 'Juarez,' which has been called the greatest concept album of all time, in 1975. Terry Allen, painter, sculptor, writer and musician, was once asked his definition of art. He thought a moment and replied, To get out of town. To Allen, it’s nothing more than a bunch of strange saloon songs, and nothing less than the centerpiece of his life’s work. Juarez is being reissued this week in a deluxe set, with reprinted paintings and photos and insightful essays (including one by Dave Hickey), on the Paradise of Bachelors label. When Allen first wrote his story in a fever dream, he had no idea it would live on for most of his own lifetime.
Terry Allen is, first and foremost, a visual artist. He just happens to make brilliant, idiosyncratic albums on the side. As a concept album, the individual songs don't work as well out of context, but listened to as a whole, Juarez is one of the more fascinating country albums of its time, like Willie Nelson's Red Headed Stranger as reimagined by Quentin Tarantino.
The Juarez Device (AKA Texican Badman). A2. Dialogue: The Characters (A Simple Story).
Juarez is not just an album, at least not in any ordinary sense of the word. Songwriter and visual artist Terry Allen describes it instead as a haunting. For nearly five decades, Juarez has served as the elusive, enigmatic axis mundi of his artistic and musical practices.
The Juarez Device (aka Texican Badman), 01:22. Dialogue: The Characters (A Simple Story), 02:08. Writing on Rocks Across the .
Terry Allen - The Juarez Device (aka Texican Badman) 01:22. Terry Allen - Dialogue: The Characters (A Simple Story) 02:08. Terry Allen - Cortez Sail 06:10. Terry Allen - Dogwood 04:31. Terry Allen - Writing on Rocks Across the . Terry Allen - The Radi. nd Real Life 04:45. Terry Allen - There Oughta Be a Law Against Sunny Southern California (Jabo I, II, III) 04:30. Terry Allen - What of Alicia 05:03. Terry Allen - Honeymoon in Cortez 02:36. Terry Allen - Four Corners 04:21. Terry Allen - Dialogue: The Run South 01:25. Terry Allen - Parts: Jabo.