Julius Caesar (album)

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Julius Caesar
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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 5, 1993
Recorded1993
GenreLo-fi
Length37:01
LabelDrag City
ProducerBill Callahan
Smog chronology
Forgotten Foundation
(1992)
Julius Caesar
(1993)
Burning Kingdom
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
NME(8/10)[2]
Q4/5 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 are written by Bill Callahan.

No.TitleLength
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. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ columnist (May 2001). "Julius Caesar". Q: 137.
  4. ^ Rock Stars Kill at Amazon.com

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