Saturday, February 06, 2010

We are constantly on trial

This is another one that I've posted before. But I've been sitting here playing it in a loop obsessively, trying to get Bill's chord fingerings down on my own guitar.

"River Guard", by Bill Callahan's "band" Smog, off of the album Knock Knock.

Update: A-G-Bm, most easily fingered by capo to second fret, G-F-Am shapes.

-- Badtux the Music Penguin


  1. If you're playing (what looks like) a C chord with a capo on the second fret, you're getting D, not G.

  2. Grr. You are correct, but I am fretting what looks like an F on the second fret. I have no idea why I said C, sigh! Because that's not what I was fretting while I was playing along, my mistake!

  3. If you like Smog, I hope that you have heard Low.

  4. Low gets a bit slowcore for me and Alan Sparhawk's voice doesn't have the weight that Bill Callahan's voice does. Bill's voice sounds like it's been dragged through the mud and discovered some things down there that are painful and deep. I might put up a couple of Low's songs at some point in the future though. In fact I might have already put one up on this blog three or four months ago, I'd have to check to see.

    - Badtux the Music Penguin


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