Julius Caesar (album)

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Julius Caesar
Studio album by Smog
Released July 5, 1993
Recorded 1993
Genre Lo-fi
Length 37:01
Label Drag City
Producer Bill Callahan
Smog chronology
Forgotten Foundation
(1992)
Julius Caesar
(1993)
Burning Kingdom
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
NME (8/10)[2]
Q 4/5 stars[3]

Julius Caesar is the third album by Bill Callahan (also known as Smog), released in 1993 on Drag City. It was re-released in Europe in 2001 on Domino Records. After his two first LPs, which were recorded at home with an experimental lo-fi-approach, Callahan decided to record this album in a professional studio. Nevertheless, he kept control over the recording process, with only Kim Osterwalder helping out on cello.

The song "One Less Star" appeared in Above the Below, a 2003-documentary about a stunt by David Blaine. "Chosen One" was covered live by The Flaming Lips in a record store in Minneapolis on December 12, 1993, a recording which later appeared on their EP Due to High Expectations... the Flaming Lips Are Providing Needles for Your Balloons. The song also appeared (as a Peel Session) on Callahan's rarities compilation Accumulation: None in 2002.

The song "37 Push Ups" appeared in the record company Kill Rock Stars' compilation album, Rock Stars Kill.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Bill Callahan

No. Title Length
1. "Strawberry Rash"   3:07
2. "Your Wedding"   2:42
3. "37 Push Ups"   2:17
4. "Stalled on the Tracks"   3:24
5. "One Less Star"   2:59
6. "Golden"   1:14
7. "When You Walk"   3:05
8. "I Am Star Wars!"   2:49
9. "Connections"   2:10
10. "When the Power Goes Out"   1:25
11. "Chosen One"   3:12
12. "What Kind of Angel"   3:25
13. "Stick in the Mud"   5:02

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phares, Heather. "Julius Caesar". Allmusic. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ columnist (July 23, 1995). NME: 39. 
  3. ^ columnist (May 2001). "Julius Caesar". Q: 137. 
  4. ^ Rock Stars Kill at Amazon.com

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