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Tom Ravenscroft sits in for Marc Riley, playing classic and cutting-edge tracks, plus he's joined by American musician Bill Callahan.

This week Marc's on holiday and stepping into his size 10s is none other than Tom Ravenscoft. Tom will be choosing all the tunes for the show and all the bands. Tonight he's got Bill Callahan, formerly known as Smog, in the studio for a live session and we are very, very excited about this.

Bill Callahan is a prolific American musician who currently lives in Austin, Texas. In 2007, Callahan released Woke On A Whaleheart, his first solo album released under his own name. His current album Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle was released in March.

Cat Power recorded Callahan's song Bathysphere on her 1996 album What Would the Community Think and also covered another Callahan song, Red Apples, on her Covers Record, released in 2000.

Smog's Cold Blooded Old Times appears on the High Fidelity soundtrack and the song Vessel In Vain was also used on the soundtrack of the independent British film Dead Man's Shoes in 2004. In 2009, Callahan contributed cover songs to three separate tribute albums to Judee Sill, Kath Bloom, and Merge Records.

2 hours

Last on

Mon 24 Aug 2009 19:00

Music Played

  • Bill Callahan - Jim Cain

  • Honkeyfinger

    I'm Your Witchdoctor

  • Girls

    Lust For Life

  • The J. Geils Band

    Peanut Butter

  • Part Chimp

    Dirty Sun

  • The Champagne Socialists

    Blue Genes

  • John Fahey

    The Spanish Two Step

    • BBC session.
  • Nodzzz

    Is She There

  • J├╝rgen Paape


  • Bill Callahan - Eid Ma Clack Shaw

  • Bill Callahan - The Wind And The Dove

  • Babes in Toyland

    Laugh My Head Off

    • BBC session.
  • Sir Richard Bishop


  • Smith Westerns

    Be My Girl

  • Vivian Girls

    Can't Get Over You

  • Schlachthofbronx

    Mad Instrument

  • George Dekker

    Foey Man

  • Kanda Bongo Man


    • BBC session.
  • Magic Kids

    Hey Boy

  • Richard Swift

    Lady Luck

  • Funeral Suits

    Die Slow

  • Sonic Youth

    Youth Against Fascism

    • BBC session.
  • Six Organs of Admittance

    Actaeon's Fall (Against The Hounds)

  • A.J. Holmes

    Schloss Lanke


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