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(Smog) - Rain On Lens mp3 album

  • Performer: (Smog)
  • Title: Rain On Lens
  • Genre: Rock
  • Country: US
  • Released: 2001
  • Style: Alternative Rock, Lo-Fi, Indie Rock
  • MP3 album: 1395 mb
  • FLAC album: 1509 mb
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 569
(Smog) - Rain On Lens mp3 album

Album · 2001 · 10 Songs. Listen on Apple Music. 1. Rain On Lens 1. 1:27.

Released 17 September 2001. A long time veteran of the 4-Track home studio, Bill Callahan (aka Smog) has been releasing his own kind of unique homespun rock for a little more than ten years now. While this in itself is nothing new, hes amassed an incredible amount of both support and material for his music. Callahans songs have never been the kind that you would ever play at a party, unless you wanted to drive everyone to drink rather quicker than usual, of course. But still despite being a pretty melancholy and self-obsessed kind of character, the guy writes some absolutely amazing songs

And "different" doesn't mean that your hero opted to croon the entire album in falsetto; he still spins twisted aphoristic yarns in his unmistakable deadpan baritone. Rather, this album is a study in repetition and rhythm, the same kinds that Callahan first toyed with on songs like "Bloodflow" and "Justice Aversion" from Dongs of Sevotion

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Rain On Lens 1. Your browser does not support the audio element. Keep Some Steady Friends Around.

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A1 Rain On Lens 1
A2 Song
A3 Natural Decline
A4 Keep Some Steady Friends Around
A5 Dirty Pants
B1 Lazy Rain
B2 Short Drive
B3 Live As If Someone Is Always Watching You
B4 Rain On Lens 2
B5 Revanchism


  • Bass – Geoff Greenberg
  • Drums – Pat Samson
  • Guitar – Rick Rizzo
  • Horns, Oboe – Kyle Bruckmann
  • Producer – Smog
  • Recorded By – Jeremy Lemos, Rob Bochnik
  • Saxophone [Alto], Flute – Nate Lepine
  • Violin, Backing Vocals – Jessica Billey
  • Vocals, Guitar – Bill Callahan


Lyrics are printed on inner sleeve.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
DC187CD (Smog)* Rain On Lens ‎(CD, Album) Drag City DC187CD US 2001
WIGCD99 (Smog)* Rain On Lens ‎(CD, Album) Domino WIGCD99 UK 2001
none (Smog)* Rain On Lens ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Domino, Labels none France 2001
WIGLP99 (Smog)* Rain On Lens ‎(LP, Album) Domino WIGLP99 UK 2001
WIGLP99 Smog Rain On Lens ‎(LP, Album, TP) Domino WIGLP99 UK 2001

Reviews about (Smog) - Rain On Lens (3):
This, like many (or all?) of Bill's albums, was recently repressed. Unfortunately, there seem to be no distinguishing marks and no difference in cat#. I bought a new-in-shrinkwrap copy of Rain On Lens, and it has the same catalog number as the original Drag City press (DC187). Not sure how to proceed.
Thanks for the info. Unfortunately, that leaves us with a few issues in how we catalog the recently repressed stuff.
I think it was a precise Bill's choice back in the day to have always his full catalogue in print. This matches with the peculiar attitude of Drag City (like fellow Chicagoans Kranky people) of repressing without any difference, I think not even matrix / etchings change from press to press, literally putting the label and its artist out of the collectors market. Only Drag City records becoming rare or sought after are those out of print.

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