Rain On Lens (CD, Album). Rain On Lens (CD, Album). I bought a new-in-shrinkwrap copy of Rain On Lens, and it has the same catalog number as the original Drag City press (DC187). Not sure how to proceed. Reply See 1 reply Notify me Helpful.
This time out, he's altered the name of his one-manned band to the parenthetical notation (Smog), presumably in an attempt to downplay the attention that has been paid to his persona, attention that is a byproduct of what's truly important - his music. While the motivation and/or sincerity behind such a name change is debatable, the character of the songs that comprise Rain on Lens, though they are again different from virtually all of Callahan's previous performances, is never in question
Rain On Lens by Smog, released 18 September 2001 1. Rain On Lens 1 2. Song 3. Natural Decline 4. Keep Some Steady Friends Around 5. Dirty Pants 6. Lazy Rain 7. Short Drive 8. Live As If Someone Is Always Watching You 9. Rain On Lens 2 10. Revanchism The uninitiated listeners will hear this LP as a greatest hits package, sending one scurrying to find the record each song is from. NOTE: They're all from Rain on Lens by (Smog). Got it. + add. album.
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Rain on Lens is the 9th album by Smog (the alias of Bill Callahan). It was released in Europe on September 17, 2001, on Domino Records, and a day later in North America on Drag City. It is the first album with a picture of Callahan himself on the cover. It was recorded by Rob Bochnik and Jeremy Lemos and produced by Callahan.
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Rain On Lens' has a unique sound, myFirst of all, I should disclose that I'm a huge Bill Smog fan, and I love (almost) everything he's done. Rain On Lens' has a unique sound, my mate described it as "swamp songs", quite different from any of his previous or later works. net describes the album, both it's musical narrative and the artist, quite well, better than I could have, he's obviously a big follower of Bill's also. Yet I love it, and he doesn't, gave it a 3/10
Smog Rain On Lens 1. (play). Smog Live As If Someone Is Always Watching You ('Rain On Lens', 2001). Smog 03 Natural Decline.
|1||Rain On Lens 1||1:27|
|4||Keep Some Steady Friends Around||4:28|
Engineer – Jeremy Lemos
Engineer – Jeremy Lemos
|8||Live As If Someone Is Always Watching You||4:05|
|9||Rain On Lens 2||1:31|
|DC187||(Smog)*||Rain On Lens (LP, Album)||Drag City||DC187||US||2001|
|DC187CD||(Smog)*||Rain On Lens (CD, Album)||Drag City||DC187CD||US||2001|
|WIGCD99||(Smog)*||Rain On Lens (CD, Album)||Domino||WIGCD99||UK||2001|
|WIGLP99||(Smog)*||Rain On Lens (LP, Album)||Domino||WIGLP99||UK||2001|
|WIGLP99||Smog||Rain On Lens (LP, Album, TP)||Domino||WIGLP99||UK||2001|