Kicking a Couple Around

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Kicking a Couple Around
EP by Smog
Released April 29, 1996
Recorded 1994-1996
Genre Lo-fi
Length 19:46
Label Drag City (U.S.)
Domino (France, Germany, UK)
Producer Mike Engles, Steve Albini
Smog chronology
Wild Love
Kicking a Couple Around
The Doctor Came at Dawn
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Kicking a Couple Around is the third EP by Bill Callahan (also known as Smog), released on Drag City in April 1996 and re-released in Europe on Domino in 2001. "Your New Friend" was originally recorded during a 1994 John Peel radio session. "Back in School", "I Break Horses" and "The Orange Glow of a Stranger's Living Room" were recorded by Steve Albini.

In an interview, Callahan said that "I Break Horses" was written "to help a friend try to understand how a guy she had a one-night stand with could possibly not return her phone calls the next day or ever again."[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Your New Friend" – 6:51
  2. "Back in School" – 4:40
  3. "I Break Horses" – 4:44
  4. "The Orange Glow of a Stranger's Living Room" – 3:26


  1. ^ Phares, Heather. "Allmusic review". Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  2. ^ "Interviews: Bill Callahan". Pitchfork. 2 July 2007. Retrieved 26 February 2012.