Michelle Shocked: “Fogtown” from Short Sharp Shocked

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About “Fogtown”

“Fogtown” is a hidden song by Michelle Shocked from her album Short Sharp Shocked.

Originally appeared as an acoustic track on her album The Texas Campfire Tapes. This version was recorded with the band MDC.

About Short Sharp Shocked

Released in 1988, Michelle Shocked’s Short Sharp Shocked is a seminal album that defies easy categorization. Combining elements of folk, rock, country, and punk, Shocked’s second studio release is a raw, unapologetic, and emotionally charged work of art.

The album is celebrated for its vivid storytelling. Tracks like “Anchorage” and “If Love Was a Train” showcase Shocked’s knack for crafting deeply personal and socially relevant narratives. Her distinct voice and unfiltered lyrics tackle subjects ranging from love and identity to societal issues.

Recorded live at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Short Sharp Shocked captures the energy and intimacy of Shocked’s live performances, adding an authenticity that resonates with listeners. The album’s unique blend of musical styles, coupled with Shocked’s fearless songwriting, earned critical acclaim and a dedicated fan base, solidifying her status as a trailblazing artist in the folk and alternative music scenes. Short Sharp Shocked remains a timeless testament to Shocked’s talent and a beloved classic for those who appreciate music that defies genre conventions.

How to find “Fogtown”

On CD: Play through the last track

“Fogtown” was submitted to HiddenSongs.com by Peter S. Cruttenden and guerrillo. Can you add something? Please let us know!

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