The more things change the more they stay the same. Somehow it doesn’t quite seem like these guys have been putting out albums for over a decade, but time can be fluid and funny like that (moreso than not, yes?).
A side-project for the rootsy Mid-western scenester set of the early ’90s. The Smog return here on Another Fine Day, their third Long Player, delivering their least rootsy sounding LP yet. Sounds of the late ’60s, early ’70s pop-rock waft through the album’s core, reminiscent of mid-period Jayhawks albums. Fans of Louris rejoice. Tweedy’s appearance comes in on two songs, one of which is a cover of The Kinks “Strangers.” Recomendation: It’s hot, and it’s Summertime. Put this album on, have friends over, open cold beers. Rinse & Repeat.
MP3: Golden Smog :: 5-22-02
MP3: Golden Smog :: Strangers (Kinks cover)
Amazon: Golden Smog – Another Fine Day
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