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Terry Allen And The Panhandle Mystery Band - Just Like Moby Dick
Terry Allen And The Panhandle Mystery Band - Just Like Moby Dick
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Terry Allen And The Panhandle Mystery Band - Just Like Moby Dick

Just Like Moby Dick, his first set of new songs since 2013’s 'Bottom of the World', takes its title from the archetypal monster of American literature and the American imaginary. Iconic and iconoclastic Texan songwriter and visual artist Terry Allen’s heartbreaking, hilarious new album features the full Panhandle Mystery Band, including co-producer Charlie Sexton (Dylan, Bowie, Blaze), Shannon McNally, and Jo Harvey Allen; mainstays Bukka Allen, Richard Bowden, and Lloyd Maines; and co-writes with Joe Ely and Dave Alvin. The connections to Melville’s masterpiece are metaphorical and allusive, as elusive as the White Whale. The masterly spiritual successor to Lubbock (on everything), Just Like Moby Dick casts its net wide for wild stories, depicting, among other monstrous things, Houdini in existential crisis, the death of the last stripper in town, bloodthirsty pirates (in a pseudo-sequel to Brecht and Weill’s “Pirate Jenny”), the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (in the “American Childhood” suite), a vampire-infested circus, mudslides and burning mobile homes, and all manner of tragicomic disasters, abandonments, betrayals, bad memories, failures, and fare-thee-wells.


A1. Houdini Didn't Like The Spiritualists
A2. Abandonitis
A3. Death Of The Last Stripper
A4. All That's Left Is Fare-Thee-Well
B1. Pirate Jenny
B2. American Childhood I: Civil Defense
B3. American Childhood II: Bad Kiss
B4. American Childhood III: Little Puppet Thing
C1. All These Blues Go Walkin' By
C2. City Of The Vampires
C3. Harmony Two
C4. Sailin' On Through


Artist:  Terry Allen And The Panhandle Mystery Band
Label:  Paradise Of Bachelors
Condition:  New 
Genre:  Indie & Alternative
Format:  Vinyl LP
Cat Number:  POB055LP
Released:  24th January 2020

Double LP with Moby Dick etching artwork on side 4.

Regular price £30.00