Bill Callahan - Live At Third Man Records [LP] (artist formerly known as Smog)
Bill Callahan, fka Smog, is simultaneously a staple of strange American country, lofi, folk, and independent music. His lyricism comes across as challenging and deeply autobiographical, equal parts ''poetry leaning on true-to-life darkness'' and ''three chords and the truth.''
So, it is fitting that Callahan's live set would command the same sense of friendliness with-difficulty that the recorded songs do. With brief, candid, and charming interludes between older and newer material, an outsider can hear that this performance was obviously a full-bodied (and multi-era) engagement, no space left for distraction.
''Jim Cain'' is a phenomenal song in any iteration, no doubt about it, but this live recording is unabashedly disrobed, tender, and saved for a sympathetic ear. The full album is an experience; make it one you look after.
LP Packaging: Standard weight vinyl, die cut black LP jacket
TRACK LISTING A1. Spring A2. Jim Cain A3. Ride My Arrow B1. One Fine Morning B2. Drover B3. Riding For The Feeling DON'T JUST LISTEN TO MUSIC EXPERIENCE IT.
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