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In October 2007, Cadillac released a commercial which featured Smog`s song "Held" and Bob Dylan driving a 2008 Escalade through the desert.
Much of his early output was instrumental, a stark contrast to the lyrical focus of his later work.Themes in Callahan`s lyrics include relationships, moving, horses, teenagers, bodies of water, and more recently, politics.Smog`s generally dispassionate delivery of lyrics and dark irony often obfuscate complex emotional and lyrical twists and turns.After 2000`s Dongs of Sevotion, Smog began moving back to a slightly simpler instrumentation and recording style, as on the albums Rain on Lens, Supper, and A River Ain`t Too Much to Love.Smog`s songs are often based on simple, repetitive structures, consisting of a simple chord progression repeated for the duration of the entire song.Smog`s "Cold Blooded Old Times" appears on the High Fidelity soundtrack.
The song "Vessel in Vain" (from Supper) was also used on the soundtrack of the independent British film Dead Man`s Shoes in 2004.
Callahan started out as a highly experimental artist, using substandard instruments and recording equipment.
His early songs often nearly lacked melodic structure and were clumsily played on poorly tuned guitars, resulting in the dissonant sounds on his self-released cassettes and debut album Sewn to the Sky.
From 1993 to 2000, Callahan's recordings grew more and more "professional" sounding, with more instruments, and a higher sound quality.
In this period he recorded two albums with the influential producer Jim O'Rourke and Tortoise's John Mc Entire, and collaborated with Neil Hagerty.
My albums as a whole could be seen as one character with many voices." His generally dispassionate delivery of lyrics and dark irony often obfuscate complex emotional and lyrical twists and turns.