The Junkie and the Juicehead Minus Me

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The Junkie and the Juicehead Minus Me
Studio album by Johnny Cash
Released September 1974
Genre Country
Length 30:38
Label Columbia
Producer Johnny Cash, Charlie Bragg
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The Junkie and the Juicehead Minus Me is the 48th album by country singer Johnny Cash, released in 1974 on Columbia Records. Although credited to Cash alone, the album includes solo performances by his daughters Rosanne Cash and Carlene Carter (the latter credited as Carlene Routh), predating the launch of their own solo careers. Two songs on the album were written by Kris Kristofferson, while "Don't Take Your Guns to Town" is a re-recording of a highly successful Cash single, his first smash hit for Columbia from back in 1958. "Father and Daughter (Father and Son)" is a cover version of a well-known Cat Stevens song and a duet with Cash's stepdaughter, Rosie Nix Adams, with slight changes in lyrics; a version of the same song would be released in 2003 on Unearthed, as a duet with Fiona Apple. June Carter Cash also performs a solo track, one of only a couple of occasions where she did this outside of concert recordings.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Junkie and the Juicehead, Minus Me" Kris Kristofferson 3:00
2. "Don't Take Your Guns to Town" Johnny Cash 2:47
3. "Broken Freedom Song" (performed by Rosanne Cash) Kris Kristofferson 3:01
4. "I Do Believe" Johnny Cash 2:30
5. "Ole Slew Foot" (with June Carter Cash and family) Howard Hausey 2:16
6. "Keep on the Sunny Side" (with June Carter Cash and family) A. P. Carter, Gary Garett 2:15
7. "Father and Daughter (Father and Son)" (with Rosie Nix Adams) Cat Stevens 3:00
8. "Crystal Chandeliers and Burgundy" Jack Routh 2:24
9. "Friendly Gates" (performed by Carlene Carter) Jack Routh 2:18
10. "Billy and Rex and Oral and Bob" Johnny Cash 2:25
11. "Jesus" (with June Carter Cash) Loney Hutchins 2:18
12. "Lay Back with My Woman" Jack Routh 2:24

Note: Track 2 "Don't Take Your Guns To Town" is a re-recording, recorded 18 June 1974 at Sound Spectrum Recording, House Of Cash, Hendersonville, TN.


Additional personnel
  • Produced by Charlie Bragg and Johnny Cash
  • Cover photo: Marion Ward
  • Flyleaf photos: Marion Ward and Hope Powell
  • Album design: Bill Barnes and Peggy Owens


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1974 Country Albums 48

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