Elliott Smith (Official Thread)

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Re: Elliott Smith

Interesting man!

I was reading his bio, and discovered he died in 2003 from stab wounds to the chest. What was interesting about his death is he stabbed himself in the chest.

Such a sad ending.
 

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Re: Elliott Smith

Yeah, he's definitely one of the most interesting artists i've listened to. I personally really love his cover of The Beatles. It's done very well for what it's worth.
 

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For the uninitiated, a good start could be with Kill Rock Stars "An Introduction to Elliot Smith".

It has a wide range of his tunes from the "poppier" sounds to the slower songs with just Smith and his guitar.

A fascinating song writer and performer. Rest in Peace.

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Re: Elliott Smith

I love his Figure 8 album a lot:


He died far too soon. Truly an amazing artist.
 

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Re: Elliott Smith

:bump:

His Either/Or album is another fine example of how incredibly underrated he is. One of my all time favorite songwriters as well.





she's shaking down an
absence they've known from shock
reaching around for the hands of the clock
should've died

pick me up it's my life
shouldn't picked me up it's my life
shouldn't picked me up it's my life
shouldn't pick me up

Cupid's trick comes down to shake and deal
the stupid kick that makes me real
should've died

pick me up it's my life
shouldn't picked me up it's my life
shouldn't picked me up it's my life
shouldn't pick me up

she's shaking down it's ever over and done
so kick me, give me
then I'll know

pick me up it's my life
shouldn't picked me up it's my life
shouldn't picked me up it's my life
shouldn't pick me up
 

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Re: Elliott Smith

I still don't have Either/Or yet. I really like From A Basement On The Hill. Heavy rotation here.


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Fond Farewell



Strung Out Again



Passing Feeling




Pretty (Ugly Before)

 

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^From A Basement On A Hill is freaking amazing. Either/Or is pretty good as well, i'd say that Figure 8 is probably my favorite album by him though, with Either/Or taking 2nd.

All his work is amazing, I just wish he could still be here to continue to make great music. At least he left great music for his fans to continue to enjoy.
 

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Re: Elliott Smith

Elliott Wrote so many great songs

when this came out after Elliott died I was in tears.

From A Basement On The Hill

Saw Elliott a few times in the few years before his death. I will always remember the last one. Near the end he asked if we wanted to hear an old song or a new one. A few people yelled out an old one or named an old tune. I said no play a new one and he smiled. I thought that Elliott looked quite depressed that day but still had fire in his playing and songs.

Elliott Smith @ knitting Factory 6/8/03-Htproductions
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Rose Parade
 

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^I'm jealous that you got to see him before his death. I would have loved to see him perform live.

I can imagine how great he performs. He's definitely one of a kind when it comes to indie folk rock. Both him and Conor Oberst are incredible. Luckily, Oberst is still alive and making music.

I'm not ashamed to say that I do tear up to a lot of his music. Even if some of it is upbeat, his voice is just so...emotionally captivating.
 

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