Sewn to the Sky

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Sewn to the Sky
Studio album by Smog
Released 1990 (LP on Disaster)
November 17, 1995 (CD on Drag City)
January 30, 1996 (LP on Drag City)
2001 (CD on Drag City)
Genre Experimental music
Length 37:58
Label Disaster Records / Drag City
Smog chronology
Sewn to the Sky
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media 8.0/10[2]

Sewn to the Sky is the first album by Bill Callahan (also known as Smog), released in 1990 on Disaster Records. It was later re-released on Drag City and manifested Callahan's importance for the lo-fi music in the early 1990s. This highly experimental album combined home recording, substandard instruments and repetitive and noisy songwriting structures for what was later called the pioneering of the lo-fi genre. The liner notes stated it was recorded on a "dumpster Portastudio".

The track "A Jar of Sand" was re-recorded for the 'Neath the Puke Tree EP in 2000.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Souped Up II"
  2. "Kings Tongue"
  3. "Garb"
  4. "Hollow Out Cakes"
  5. "Confederate Bills and Pinball Slugs"
  6. "Coconut Cataract"
  7. "Fruit Bats"
  8. "Peach Pit"
  9. "Disgust"
  10. "Russian Winter"

Side two[edit]

  1. "Polio Shimmy"
  2. "Smog"
  3. "Lost My Key"
  4. "Fried Piper"
  5. "Fables"
  6. "Puritan Work Ethic"
  7. "A Jar of Sand"
  8. "I Want to Tell You About a Man"
  9. "Olive Drab Spectre"
  10. "The Weightlifter"