20th Anniversary Colored 2LP Edition with Etching
Rhino's rockin' Start Your Ear Off Right campaign returns with vinyl titles from some of the most celebrated acts in music including: Alice Cooper, Aretha Franklin, Dio, Golden Smog, John Prine, New York Rock And Soul Revue, Richard And Linda Thompson, The Notorious B.I.G., Vangelis, and ZZ Top.
1998's Weird Tales, Golden Smog's excellent second album, features 15 original songs written by the band's outstanding lineup that run the stylistic gamut from stomping rock ("Until You Came Along," "Looking Forward To Seeing You") to sweet power pop ("Reflections on Me") and plaintive acoustic laments ("Making Waves," "Please Tell My Brother," "Jennifer Save Me"). Rich harmonies, energetic playing, hooks galore: Weird Tales is both an individual and a collective showcase for the songwriting and performing talents of Golden Smog.
Golden Smog's roster here includes Kraig Johnson (Run Westy Run), Gary Louris (The Jayhawks), Dan Murphy (Soul Asylum), Marc Perlman (The Jayhawks), Jody Stephens (Big Star) and Jeff Tweedy (Wilco). As Louris puts it, "Some guys go on hunting trips or golf outings or do something to show how much they love each other without actually having to talk about it. This is our way of doing that."