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Another Fine Day is Golden Smog 's third full-length album. It was released on July 18, 2006. It reached number 95 on the Billboard 200 chart. Find a Golden Smog - Another Fine Day first pressing or reissue. Complete your Golden Smog collection. Shop Vinyl and CDs. A clip from director Thomas Stevens' unreleased documentary " Golden Smog : Another Fine Day ". Excuse the poor resolution and sound/image. Lyrics to ' Another Fine Day ' by Golden Smog. Too bad you got a chip on your shoulder / You've broken the hate, it's never too late / Turn 'round, you're just.
Product Description. Golden Smog started in 1992 as a one-off project with the EP, On Golden Smog, followed by Down By the Old Mainstream in 1995 and 1998's Weird Tales. They have now returned after an eight year hiatus with the more-than-impressive album, Another Fine Day.
Recorded mostly in Spain by Paco Loco, this album falls a little less alt-country and more on the power-pop side than previous releases. Melding the personality, musicianship and lyricism of these revered songwriters, Another Fine Day is an album of personal reflection and timeless optimism. It will find its way into your head, heart, and ultimately it will save the world. Jeff Tweedy might carry the name recognition, but the rest of his band-on-the-side carries the mail on the fourth release from this Midwest all-star group. Though the Wilco leader teams with the Jayhawks' Gary Louris on a pair of nimble pop songs--the elegantly strummed "Listen Joe" and Kinks cover "Strangers"--it's Louris who's clearly at the head of the class with self-assured vocals ("Another Fine Day," "Think About Yourself"), lush harmonies ("Long Time Ago") and those unmistakable guitar leads ("Frying Pan Eyes"). Soul Asylum guitarist Dan Murphy's obligatory rocker "Hurricane" is a high point, as is the album's lead track "You Make It Easy," which has Kraig Johnson warbling over a thumping piano lead and chunky fuzz guitar. But most welcome among the 15 songs are two contributions from Louris's fellow Jayhawk Marc Perlman: the refreshing "Corvette" and "Cure for This," a '60s-speckled pop song sung by Muni Loco, the wife of producer Paco Loco and the first female to grace a recording by Golden Smog.
--Scott Holter. boasts blissful pop with blocky piano chords, sweet slide guitar and influences that include Badfinger and The Buzzcocks.
-- USA Today - 3 Stars! - 7/18/06. conjuring the sparkly pot-haze of vintage L.
rock: a little bit glam, a little bit country. -- Blender - 3 1/2 Stars - August 2006. their commitment to fine songwriting has only strengthened.
-- Entertainment Weekly - A- & EW Pick - 7/21/06. styles ranging from countrified folk-rock to '70s power pop to Beatlesy psychedelia. nice testament to the power of cooperation. -- New York Post - 7/16/06.
You think Smog just dissipates? It's Here to stay. -- Entertainment Weekly - 5/26/06. About the Artist. Golden Smog started in 1992, when Perlman, Louris (The Jayhawks), Murphy (Soul Asylum), Johnson (Run Westy Run, Iffy), and Chris Mars (The Replacements) got together to record a few cover songs for the St. Paul, Minnesota-based Crackpot Records. Mars left the Smog fold almost immediately afterwards, Noah Levy (The Honeydogs) and Jody Stephens (Big Star) have done stints on drums, and Tweedy (Wilco) comes and goes these days.
The core four of Perlman, Louris, Murphy and Johnson remain, and have morphed into what many have referred to as an "alt-country super-group. ". "Is that what they call it?," says Perlman. "For me its a side project that took off enough for us to do it more than once.
". "More than once" is starting to add up. The Smog has released three records On Golden Smog (1992), Down By The Old Mainstream (1996) and Weird Tales (1998) and toured the U. and abroad. The band began work on their most recent material when Perlman got a call to write a song for a Guy Ritchie-directed Corvette commercial.
The song judiciously called "Corvette" and recorded by the Smog line-up didnt make it on the commercial, but it became the seed of the Smogs latest, Another Fine Day. "We never rehearsed any of it, so the songs all just kind of came to life when we got in the same room," says Johnson. "It was fun. It wasnt like we were planning on it, and I think thats the really cool thing. It is what it is. ". "It was four guys mumbling into a microphone for a few sessions and going, `Oh, this could be a song," says Louris.
The initial recording of the first Smog record in eight years was done at producer/engineer Paco Locos studio in Puerto Santa Maria in the south of Spain. "Gary, Kraig, and I have fallen in love with the country the last few years," says Perlman.
"To tell you the truth, making the record there was an excuse to go to Spain for a month. If youre gonna be bored in a studio, which is what youre always gonna be, why not be bored in the south of Spain?". "No one spoke English, so words didnt get in the way," says Murphy. "You couldnt worry about stuff before you played. You just started playing, rather than telling people what you wanted it to sound like or be like, or what it was about. ". Joining the band on drums was Linda Pitmon (Steve Wynns Miracle 3, Zuzus Petals).
Also stepping in, and delivering one of the highlights of the record, was Muni Loco, producer Pacos wifewho sang the haunting vocal on Perlmans "Cure For This. ". "She was amazing," says Perlman. "She came in and did it in two or three takes. Everyone was just stunned. ". Still, says Louris, "We wouldn't have made nearly the record we did had we started in Minneapolis.
It kind of reminds me of the story of the making of Band On The Run, where everything that could have gone wrong did. Guitars were lost, luggage was lost, Tweedy couldn't make it, the studio wasnt really quite up to L. A and yet, for some reason, it's like that old cliché: What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. It made for this certain vibe that Paco helped nurture. We went through this thing together. ". Alls well that ends well.
The record was completed with the help of Ed Ackerson at his Flowers recording studio in Minneapolis, where Tweedy and Stephens joined the recording. The result, 14 original songs (penned by Tweedy, Louris, Perlman, Murphy, and Johnson) and a cover of Dave Davies "Strangers" from the days of On Golden Smog. "I didnt think wed ever make a record after that first one. I thought that was just a one-off," says Murphy. "Ive never known where the Smog is going," says Johnson.
"Hence the name `Smog, right? It goes side to side, backwards, whatever. ".