Bill Callahan – Dream River (2013)

bill-callahan-dream-river-albumIn ā€˜96 I was first confronted with the tormented voice of Bill Callahan, who was at that time still known as Smog. Indeed The Doctor Came at Dawn (1996) was a very nice lo-fi album, yet it wasn’t memorable either. What was memorable to me was Smogā€™s ā€™second single, Ā“Cold Blooded Old TimesĀ“ that came with the album Knock Knock (1999). Cold Blooded Old Times caused a vicarious sort of heartache to take over oneā€™s mood. This was strengthened when the song appeared on soundtrack of High Fidelity (2000) that is all about heartaches, from a maleā€™s perspective that is. Continue reading

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