Tuesday, June 8, 2010

"I'm New Here": Gil Scott-Heron Covers Smog!


gil scott-heron covers smog

British directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard captured this performance of Gil Scott-Heron (accompanied by Oakley Hall's Pat Sullivan) covering Smog's stark and lovely "I'm New Here." The song was originally on the exquisitely great A River Ain't Too Much to Love, the final album under the Smog moniker, before Bill Callahan shed the nom de plume. It's now also the title track on Scott-Heron's marvelous new album!



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