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Bill Callahan

Bill Callahan

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Bill Callahan (2001)

Interview by Andy Gill, Rock's Backpages Audio, Fall 2001

Mr Smog talks about his latest album Rain on Lens; about his songs not being autobiographical; on not deserving his reputation as a miserabllist; discovering music in his youth, from John Lee Hooker to punk; enjoying a peripatetic existence; playing the 2000 Meltdown Festival and meeting Scott Walker; on not trying to make hit records, and his admiration for Buster Keaton.

File format: mp3; file size: 33.6mb, interview length: 35' 01" sound quality: ** (phoner)


Bill Callahan: I want to be alone

Interview by Andy Gill, The Independent, 21 September 2001

Alt-country's reluctant star, Bill Callahan, aka Smog, is not a man to stand still. Or get too close to people. Or talk much. Andy Gill ...

Bill Callahan: Album by Album

Retrospective and Interview by Nick Hasted, Uncut, May 2010

"I'M SOMEWHERE between a gumshoe and a journalist," Callahan says. "A writer, not a symbol. I don't want to be a performer who gets applause ...

see also Smog


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