Cold as the Clay

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Cold as the Clay
Studio album by Greg Graffin
Released July 10 & 11, 2006
Recorded 2005-2006
Genre Americana
Folk
Alternative Country
Old-time music
Length 38:06
Label ANTI-
Producer Brett Gurewitz
Greg Graffin chronology
American Lesion
(1997)
Cold as the Clay
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[2]
RTÉ 3/5 stars[3]

Cold as the Clay is the second solo album by Bad Religion's vocalist Greg Graffin released on July 10, 2006 in Europe, and the following day in the USA.[4][5] It was released on the label ANTI- (a sublabel of Epitaph). It follows on from Graffin's 1997 release of American Lesion.

Graffin has described the album as "honor[ing] the legacy of American music. [...] Traditional songs that helped form the 18th and 19th century American cultural landscape. The modern songs are inspired by my love of country rock in vein of Gram Parsons, The Band, Neil Young".[4] It was produced by fellow Bad Religion member, Brett Gurewitz (Mr. Brett), and features appearances by Jolie Holland,[6] and members of The Weakerthans, in contrast to American Lesion, where Graffin recorded the entire album by himself.

Track listing[edit]

The Epitaph records website gives the tracklisting as:[4]

  1. Don't Be Afraid to Run (mp3) – 4:12
  2. Omie Wise – 3:53
  3. Cold as the Clay – 3:19
  4. Little Sadie – 2:35
  5. Highway – 2:34
  6. Rebel's Goodbye – 3:52
  7. Talk about Suffering (with Jolie Holland, mp3) – 3:36
  8. Willie Moore – 3:56
  9. California Cotton Fields (with Jolie Holland) – 2:32
  10. The Watchmaker's Dial – 2:30
  11. One More Hill – 3:02

Tracks #1, 3, 5, 6, 10 written by Greg Graffin, tracks #2, 4, 7, 8, 11 are traditional songs with many versions and unknown writers, track #9 by Dallas Frazier & Earl Montgomery.

Another track, Footprints in the Snow, was originally announced as the 12th track of the album, but was removed during production.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ RTÉ review
  4. ^ a b c Epitaph records - Greg Graffin - Cold as the Clay page
  5. ^ Shock Records - Upcoming Epitaph Releases
  6. ^ PunkNews.org - Greg Graffins Solo album release date, title