a hit

Before Bill Callahan was a solo artist, singing wise songs about birds, he was Smog.  And Smog was something else.  Something primal, and personal, and sad.  This song gets me something fierce.

“I’ll never be a Bowie, I’ll never be an Eno…” 

B-Side: Cold Blooded Old Times

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    1. You know he dated Cat Power while he was Smog? Thought that might tickle you. Then there’s the un-credited female backing vocal on this track. I don’t think it’s her, some internet sleuthing uncovered a number of female vocalists credited on Smog songs (Joanna Newsome?!). And yet, for this one, no credit. Could it be her? Well, no, still probably not.


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