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Shelter From the Smoke
Bill Fox
Shelter From the Smoke
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
 
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A true gem of a folk-rock album, Shelter from the Smoke originally appeared on the obscure Cherry Pop imprint in 1997. Those who heard the 15-track album found its exceptional assortment of original tunes worthy of high pr...  more »

      
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All Artists: Bill Fox
Title: Shelter From the Smoke
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Spin Art
Release Date: 10/6/1998
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
Style: Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 750078006625

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A true gem of a folk-rock album, Shelter from the Smoke originally appeared on the obscure Cherry Pop imprint in 1997. Those who heard the 15-track album found its exceptional assortment of original tunes worthy of high praise, but, of course, very few came across the title. The Spin Art label provides a second opportunity for the uninitiated to sample the skills of former power-popper Fox (he led the '80s Cleveland band the Mice). Fans of classic Byrds, early Dylan, and even '90s lo-fi of the Sebadoh and Chris Knox variety will find Shelter to be a revelation. Kicking off with the infectious "Over and Away She Goes," Fox conjures up melodies that feel fresh yet familiar and fleshes them out with evocative couplets. Fox has an intimate vocal style that's complemented by his own guitar and harmonica plus judicious small-ensemble embellishments. In the end, he's something of an updated American Billy Bragg, albeit one working with a much more limited recording budget. But Shelter shows he came up with enough bucks to record one keen collection. --Steven Stolder
 

CD Reviews

Thrilling Bill
Detelina | Long Island City, NY | 02/17/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first heard "Over and Away She Goes" on a comp. CD and read that Bill Fox lived in Cleveland, and just happened to be living in Cleveland and just happened to see he'd be playing live near my house. And, I just had to see the real guy. yeah, and I did want to give him the night of his life! But anyway, I love this CD, it breaks my heart and the lyrics are very good. Now I can only wonder what ever happened to Bill Fox? I saw Bob Dylan with this guy! I went to Peace Corps, came home in 2000 and he was gone! Someone at Matador told me something very bad happened to him. Does anyone know the truth?"
Oh so smooth, but at the same time makes me want to jump
Detelina | 11/24/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Listening to this guy sing his songs is like bowling a strike, it rolls on straight and fast and then BAM it hits...what a glorious moment. His lyric style is poetical and elusively romantic without being pendantic. If I were a girl I'd seek him out and give him the best night of his life. Thanks, Bill Fox wherever you are. Tom Marchi"
This is a GREAT album...Who is ths guy??!!
Norman Draper | Atlantic City, NJ | 11/19/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you are a fan of the Beatles, Dylan, the Byrds, or great acoustic rock, you owe it to yourself and Bill Fox to get this amazing album. OK, he has more nods to past masters than a junkie on Main Street, but each and every one of them works to perfection. So what if he owes His Bobness a residual or two for lifting a bit too much of "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" in "I'm not over Lovin' You"? I don't recall Bob paying anything to Woody... And isn't "borrowing" part of the folk process? However, I digress.... Get this album. SIX STARS!"