Red Apple Falls

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Red Apple Falls
Red Apple Falls.jpg
Studio album by Smog
Released May 20, 1997
Recorded October 30 - November 3, 1996
Genre Lo-fi
Length 43:20
Label Drag City
Producer Jim O'Rourke, Bill Callahan
Smog chronology
The Doctor Came at Dawn
Red Apple Falls
Knock Knock
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Red Apple Falls is the sixth album by Smog (the alias of Bill Callahan), released in May 1997 on Drag City and re-released in Europe in 2001 by Domino.


It was recorded by Jim O'Rourke and Callahan, with assistance from Phil Bonnet. It is the first of two Smog records produced by O'Rourke, and Callahan's third team-up with O'Rourke. He also played bass guitar, piano, Hammond organ, hurdy-gurdy and drums.


"Ex-Con" was released as a single. An early version of "Red Apples" first appeared on Callahan's first EP Floating in 1991, and was later covered by Chan Marshall for her album The Covers Record. "I Was a Stranger" was redone by Callahan for the 2000 EP 'Neath the Puke Tree.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Morning Paper" – 3:22
  2. "Blood Red Bird" – 4:01
  3. "Red Apples" – 5:06
  4. "I Was a Stranger" – 3:23
  5. "To Be of Use" – 5:41
  6. "Red Apple Falls" – 6:49
  7. "Ex-Con" – 3:35
  8. "Inspirational" – 6:25
  9. "Finer Days" – 4:50