Burning Kingdom

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Burning Kingdom
EP by Smog
Released September 19, 1994
Recorded 1994
Genre Lo-fi
Length 20:34
Label Drag City (U.S.)
Domino (UK)
Producer Bill Callahan
Smog chronology
Julius Caesar
Burning Kingdom
Wild Love
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Burning Kingdom is the second EP by Bill Callahan (also known as Smog), released on Drag City in 1994 and later re-released in Europe on Domino. "My Shell" is an electric version of the 1991 single of the same name.

This EP is the first of two collaborations between Callahan and the drummer Ron Burns, as well as the beginning of his work with Cynthia Dall. She provided vocals to "Renée Died 1:45". Steven Fidybel played violin and Kim Osterwalder played cello, as she did on the Julius Caesar album.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Bill Callahan except were noted.

  1. "My Shell" (Electric Version) – 5:47
  2. "Renée Died 1:45" (Callahan, Dall) – 1:50
  3. "My Family" – 3:33
  4. "Drunk on the Stars" – 4:18
  5. "Not Lonely Anymore" – 2:03
  6. "The Desert" – 2:59


  • Bill Callahan – vocals, guitar
  • Cynthia Dall – vocals
  • Ron Burns – drums
  • Kim Osterwalder – cello