Jim Cain by Bill Callahan

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blackpool 1 Nov 2014

Saw Bill Callahan last night, this has been going round and round my head all day.   4

vicaviber 8 Feb 2014

could be the pseudoephedrine, but i am really digging this.   4

rossintranslatn 9 Dec 2013

Revisiting one of my favorite albums from 2009; only one of the most amazing songs ever.

musicgeek 4 Dec 2011

Countdown to the End of TIMJ #17: Another of my favorite artists whom I haven't posted on the site yet is Bill Callahan. This Maryland-born singer-songwriter recorded a dozen albums from 1990 to 2005 under the name Smog. These recordings saw him progress from a self-taught bedsit experimenter to an elegant songsmith; the transition is startling if you only know his newer music and then dip back into his earliest works without context. In 2007 he started using his given name for his albums; this comes from his second Callahan-credited LP, 2009's Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle. I would wager the song is named for hardboiled crime novelist James M. Cain; its sound, though, is a million miles from the worlds of Double Indemnity and The Postman Always Rings Twice. Eagle is Callahan's lushest LP, its string arrangements and calming atmosphere perhaps most effective on this particular tune. Callahan has since released two further studio LPs, a live album, and a remix record (!).   2

noyoucmon 27 Aug 2015