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)Forgotten Foundation1992
Julius Caesar
Burning Kingdom
(1994)Burning Kingdom1994
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 tracks written 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


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

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