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Bill Callahan

Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, March 1999

THERE'S NOTHING BILL Callahan likes better than watching a Polaroid develop, "struck in this transition state, always surprising me". Some might say he needs to get out more. Callahan says the biggest misconception about him is he doesn't leave the house. The second biggest is he's the king of sadcore, a spokesman for the bleak and alienated who turn to Smog albums at 4am to find confirmation in the tremulous Norman Bates sings early Lou Reed voice and the bare, lonely, two-note guitar.

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