This week, singer/songwriter Richard Buckner releases Our Blood (Merge), his first new music since 2006’s Meadow. The nine-track LP was recorded by Buckner at his upstate New York home studio with pedal-steel guitarist Buddy Cage (New Riders Of The Purple Sage) and drummer Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth). Buckner kicks off a co-headlining tour with labelmate David Kilgour (the Clean) on August 16 in Los Angeles. In the meantime, Buckner will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our brand new Q&A with him.
Buckner: Juarez by Terry Allen is grounding high art. Every sound and insinuation on this 1975 recording is the farthest point from passive and will stay with you like a tattoo. Some might call it the father of concept records, but to try and interpret the story that the songs spell out would be a disservice. The music and performances (bad-ass piano playing, slide guitar and a voice that you’d better take seriously or else) on this work are only to be experienced and not explained.
Video after the jump.
One reply on “Count Richard Buckner In On This One: Terry Allen’s “Juarez””
I love that album. I was looking to post a song from “Juarez” for FB, and that was the only one I could find. I did find an older, crazy t.v performance while I was looking:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QFH2KpNs7A