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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)

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Bill Callahan: Communication chord

Interview by Ben Thompson, The Independent, 11 May 1997

Bill Callahan spares nobody in his songs — himself least of all. Ben Thompson talks to the American who chooses to go by the name ...

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 ...

Bill Callahan: Apocalypse

Review by Graeme Thomson, Uncut, May 2011

LAST YEAR Bill Callahan described his two most recent albums to Uncut as "sturdy" and "direct". After almost two decades working as Smog, moving from ...

Bill Callahan: "Having a kid changed my whole perspective"

Interview by Laura Barton, The Independent, 3 September 2020

The singer-songwriter is releasing his 21st album, the acclaimed Gold Record. He talks to Laura Barton from his home in Texas about settling down, fatherhood ...

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