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The Texas Instruments

One of the advantages of growing up musical in Texas is that you can play cowboy rock without getting all stupid and selfconscious about it. Austin's Texas Instruments don't waste a lot of time or fuss detailing their stylistic concepts, the unpretentious trio just gets on with it, delivering crisp post-punk songs in a distinctly regional dialect. Over a simple Southwestern backbeat, Dave Woody drops an occasional ZZ Top lick into his barbed wire guitar playing, the backbone of lyrically substantial, reasonably tuneful material.

The Texas Instruments have sculpted a sustained and articulate body of work that stands in proud defiance — almost as if…

Ghost Of Our Love
Daniel Johnston, Texas Instruments
Stress Records1987
Ghost Of Our Love
Daniel Johnston, Texas InstrumentsStress Records1987