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Bill Callahan (Smog) Band

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by jdr2187, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. jdr2187 Oct 12, 2017
    (Last edited: Jan 11, 2019)
    jdr2187

    jdr2187

    No Bill Callahan thread on here yet?!

    Anyways, finally got to see him for the first time last night and he did not disappoint. One of my all time favorite artists, and maybe my absolute favorite songwriter. Nobody says more in less words.





     
  2. primavera

    big baller brand Supporter

    a very good artist more people in this community would like if they gave him a chance
     
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  3. jdr2187

    jdr2187

    I keep hoping for a new album. It’s been way too long.
     
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  4. jdr2187

    jdr2187

    Knock Knock turned 20 today. Such a great album.

     
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  5. Blaine Ryan

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    He joined Twitter a little while ago and I thought there was going to be a new album announcement. Nothing, though.
     
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  6. jdr2187

    jdr2187

    I saw that and thought the same thing, it was a bit of a letdown but I’m hopeful that it means we will at least get a new album this year.
     
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  7. Gjpeace

    Regular Supporter

    Been getting into the Smog material a lot more over the past year after really only paying attention to the “solo” stuff under his own name and Knock Knock (an all-time favorite). I’ve been kinda obsessed lately with Dongs of Sevotion, which doesn’t seem to get much attention.
     
  8. jdr2187

    jdr2187

    Yeah it’s a great album. Dress Sexy At My Funeral is one of his best tunes.
     
  9. Horrorca

    Trusted

    Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle is a jewel
     
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  11. Gjpeace

    Regular Supporter

    This will probably be my AOTY.
     
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  12. jdr2187

    jdr2187

    Yep, pretty good chance it’s end up number 1 for me as well.
     
  13. jdr2187

    jdr2187

    6 new songs today from the upcoming album!

     
  14. Gjpeace

    Regular Supporter

    Oh my god
     
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  15. jdr2187 May 30, 2019
    (Last edited: Jun 6, 2019)
    jdr2187

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    5 more!

     
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  18. Gjpeace

    Regular Supporter

    I’ve only listened twice, but it’s obviously beautiful. I think I’m going to have to adjust a little to the sound of it—it’s got a loose, rambling quality that contrasts starkly with the last three albums, where it seemed like every single note was thought through—but I’m excited about that. Callahan’s albums always hit me most on the 20th listen than on the first, and that’s one thing I love about him.

    Best lyrics of the year here too, obviously.
     
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  19. jdr2187

    jdr2187

    Yeah this one didn’t feel as immediate as the last few, but as you said all his material just gets better with age.
     
  20. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    dude is such an interesting writer. loving his voice and the new album
     
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  22. jdr2187

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    New song.

     
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  23. jdr2187

    jdr2187

    He’s releasing a song a week till the release.

     
  24. jdr2187

    jdr2187

    I know I’m the only one posting in this thread, but I just had to say that the opening lyric to Pigeons is instantly going to go up there with some of my favorite opening lines to an album ever.


    “Hello, I'm Johnny Cash

    Well, the pigeons ate the wedding rice
    And exploded somewhere over San Anto



    nio. “
     
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  25. KeynDooee

    Living Legend

    I love Bill. I hope to listen to a few of these songs soon.