I’ve always liked this song. The simplicity, the telecaster sound; the bassy guitar with distortion that doesn’t sustain.
SMOG: DRESS SEXY AT MY FUNERAL:
this was bill callahan’s girlfriend at the time of this song.
According to wikipedia “Cindy suffered from epilepsy. She also engaged in political activism around Sacramento, helping citizens register to vote. Cindy died at her home in 4th Avenue, Sacramento on April 5, 2012”
SMOG; WINE STAINED LIPS:
His next girlfriend Chan Marshall wrote this album while living with Bill Callahan. From wikipedia:
"According to Cat Power: A Good Woman by Elizabeth Goodman, several songs on the album - “No Sense,” “Say,” “Metal Heart,” “You May Know Him” and “Cross Bones Style" - were written "in one deranged night," following a hallucinatory nightmare Marshall had in the fall of 1997, while alone in theSouth Carolina farmhouse she shared with then-boyfriend, Bill Callahan. “I got woken up by someone in the field behind my house in South Carolina,” she explained, “The earth started shaking, and dark spirits were smashing up against every window of my house. I woke up and I had my kitten next to me…and I started praying to God to help me…So I just ran and got my guitar because I was trying to distract myself. I had to turn on the lights and sing to God. I got a tape recorder and recorded the next sixty minutes. And I played these long changes, into six different songs. That’s where I got the record.”
This video is so 1998.