Saturday, April 02, 2005

Golden Smog...

Golden Smog is a special band and not just because it's an "all star" group. I pulled the CD Weird Tales off the shelf yesterday having not listened to it for months. It reminds me of the time when I was courtin' my wife, good times, good memories. I remember seeing the band play in SF at Slims. Hands down one of the best shows I've ever scene. It's rare that you see a band enjoying themselves as much as those guys did that night. They seemed to love the music and love the company that they kept. The place was electric with the energy from the stage.

If you don't know Golden Smog is composed of Jeff Tweedy, Gary Louris (Jayhawks), Dan Murphy (Soul Asylum), Marc Perlman (Jayhawks), Jody Stephens (Big Star), and Kraig Johnson (Run Westy Run). Records are infrequent as best given the commitments that these guys have, but the results are special. I heard rumor that they were getting together in Spain to record a follow up, we can only hope it's true.

Weird Tales is 15 songs of Americana rock and roll. Writing credits are spread pretty evenly around the members. If you ever get a chance to see them live, jump at it if for no other reason than the covers they choose are amazing.

2 songs from Weird Tales:

Looking Forward To Seeing You

Can't Keep From Talking


Blogger Ick said...

Thanks for posting the Golden Smog. Do you have a RSS feed for your site?

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