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Elliott Smith

Smith performing in Los Angeles, February 2003.
Background information
Birth name Steven Paul Smith
Born August 6, 1969(1969-08-06)
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Died October 21, 2003 (aged 34)
Genres Indie rock, folk rock, Lo-fi
Occupations Musician
Instruments Guitar, vocals, piano, clarinet, bass guitar, harmonica, drums
Years active 1993–2003
Labels Virgin/Caroline, Cavity Search, Kill Rock Stars, Suicide Squeeze, DreamWorks, ANTI-, Domino
Associated acts Heatmiser, Quasi, Mary Lou Lord, Pete Krebs, No. 2
Website sweetadeline.net
.Steven Paul "Elliott" Smith (August 6, 1969 - October 21, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter and musician.^ Elliott Smith (1969-2003) IMAGE: PAUL SOLEVAD .
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^ Reply Blackup says: August 6, 2009 at 6:22 pm American singer-songwriter, genius and musician Elliott Smith .
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^ Steven Paul "Elliott" Smith (August 6, 1969 - October 21, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter and musician.
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.Smith was born in Omaha, Nebraska, raised primarily in Texas, and resided for a significant portion of his life in Portland, Oregon, where he first gained popularity.^ Smith was born in Omaha, Nebraska, raised primarily in Texas, and resided for a significant portion of his life in Portland, Oregon, where he first gained popularity.
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^ Although Smith was born in Omaha, Nebraska, raised primarily in Texas, and died in Los Angeles, California, he resided for a significant portion of his life in Portland, Oregon, where he first gained popularity.
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^ Smith was born in Omaha , Nebraska , raised primarily in Texas , and resided for a significant portion of his life in Portland , Oregon , where he first gained popularity.
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.His primary instrument was the guitar, but he was also proficient at piano, clarinet, bass guitar, drums, and harmonica.^ His primary instrument was the guitar, but he was also proficient at piano, clarinet, bass, drums and harmonica.
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^ His primary instrument was the guitar, but he was also proficient at piano, clarinet, bass, harmonica and drums.
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^ The instrumentation of the recordings was primarily acoustic guitar, occasionally accompanied by brief electric guitar riffs or a small drum set played with brushes.
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.Smith had a distinctive vocal style characterized by his "whispery, spiderweb-thin delivery"[1] and use of multi-tracking to create vocal layers, textures, and harmonies.^ Smith had a distinctive vocal style characterized by his "whispery, spiderweb-thin delivery" and use of multi-tracking to create vocal harmonies.
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^ Smith had a distinctive vocal style characterized by his "whispery, spiderweb-thin delivery", and use of multi-tracking to create vocal harmonies.
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^ The album garnered praise for its power pop style and complex arrangements, described as creating a "sweeping kaleidoscope of layered instruments and sonic textures."
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.After playing in the rock band Heatmiser for several years, Smith began his solo career in 1994 with releases on the independent record labels Cavity Search and Kill Rock Stars.^ I lived on Elliott Smith records for years after that.
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^ Kill Rock Stars " happiness ".
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^ He signed to the Kill Rock Stars label after this, in about 1995.
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.In 1997 he signed a contract with DreamWorks Records, for which he recorded two albums.^ He eventually signed a major label contract with DreamWorks Records in 1997, for which he recorded two albums.
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^ In 1997 he signed a contract with DreamWorks Records , for which he recorded two albums.
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^ At various points, the self-recorded album was being shopped to indie labels and later, tentatively scheduled as a double-disc offering on DreamWorks' 2003 schedule.
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Smith rose to mainstream prominence when his song "Miss Misery"—included in the soundtrack for the film Good Will Hunting—was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Original Song category in 1998.
.Smith suffered from depression, alcoholism, and drug addiction, and these topics often appeared in his lyrics.^ Smith battled with depression, alcoholism and drug addiction for years, and these topics often appeared in his lyrics.
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^ The sound was a stark contrast to Seattle's grunge scene that was then gaining national attention, but his lyrics were often dark and hinted at his struggles with alcohol, depression, and drugs.
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^ The pair had recorded a substantial amount of music for the album, when Brion confronted Smith about his drug and alcohol abuse.
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.At age 34, he died in Los Angeles, California from two stab wounds to the chest.^ At age 34, he died in Los Angeles, California from two stab wounds to the chest.
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^ Death and reactions Elliott Smith died on October 21, 2003, at age 34 from two stab wounds to the chest.
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^ Smith died in Los Angeles in 2003.
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[2] .The autopsy evidence was inconclusive as to whether the wounds were self-inflicted.^ The autopsy evidence was inconclusive as to whether the wounds were self-inflicted.
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^ Smith died at a Los Angeles hospital from an apparently self-inflicted knife wound.
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^ His life was tormented with addictions and he died in 2003 at the young age of 34 from a (possibly self-inflicted) stab wound.
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[3] .At the time of his death, Smith was working on his sixth studio album, From a Basement on the Hill, which was posthumously released.^ This second posthumous Elliot Smith release -- the first being 2004s From a Basement Hill ...
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^ Smith had been working on his sixth studio album, From A Basement On The Hill, since late 2001.
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^ For the next two years, Smith labored over what was to be his next album, From a Basement on a Hill.
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Contents

Early life

.Steven Paul Smith was born at the Gilbert Bain Hospital in Lerwick, Shetland.^ Steven Paul Smith was born on August 6, 1969 to Bunny and Gary Smith, who were then living in Omaha, Nebraska.
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^ Steven Paul "Elliott" Smith (August 6, 1969 - October 21, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter and musician.
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^ Real Name: Steven Paul Smith Profile: American Singer and Songwriter Born on the 6th August 1969 in Omaha, Nebraska He committed suicide on the 21st October 2003.
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.His mother Bunny Welch (née Bunny Kay Berryman) was a music teacher at an elementary school, and his father Gary Smith was a University of Nebraska medical student at the time.^ His mother, Bunny Welch (née Bunny Kay Berryman), was a music teacher at an elementary school, and his father, Gary Smith, was a University of Nebraska medical student at the time.
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^ His father Gary Smith was in medical school at the University of Nebraska, and his mother Bunny was an elementary school teacher.
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^ Schnapf and Bolme gathered more than 50 unreleased songs, some dating back to sessions for 1997’s Either/Or , and put them on CD-Rs for Smith’s father Gary, his mother Bunny and his half sister Ashley to listen to.

.His parents divorced about a year later, and Smith moved with his mother to live in Duncanville, Texas.^ About a year later Elliott's parents decided to divorce.
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^ His parents divorced about a year later, and Smith moved with his mother to live in Duncanville, Texas.
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^ She lived there for years before he moved in.
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.Much later in his life, Smith got a tattoo of a map of Texas on his upper arm and said "I didn't get it because I like Texas, kinda the opposite.^ Much later in his life, Smith got a tattoo of a map of Texas on his upper arm and said, "I didn't get it because I like Texas, kinda the opposite.
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^ He later said: "There was even a little more than half of a record done before this new one that I just scrapped because of a blown friendship with someone that made me so depressed I didn't want to hear any of those songs.
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^ Steve Hanft described the last six months of Smith's life as being "like the light at the end of the tunnel" and was convinced that Smith was clean and recovered.
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.But I won't forget about it although I'm tempted to 'cause I don't like it there."^ But I won't forget about it although I'm tempted to 'cause I don't like it there."
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^ The first time I heard it I felt like I knew it already, and I love how there is just something really creepy about it.
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^ I'm still tremendously fond of the man and his work, but when I last saw him, he didn't look like himself, and there was nothing romantic about it."
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[4]
.Smith endured a difficult childhood[5] and a troubled relationship with his stepfather Charlie Welch.^ Smith endured a difficult childhood and a troubled relationship with his stepfather Charlie.
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^ Smith was born in 1969 and had a difficult childhood after his parents split up, an experience he later incorporated into his music.
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[6] .Later in life, Smith would come to believe that he had been sexually abused by Welch at a young age.^ His life was tormented with addictions and he died in 2003 at the young age of 34 from a (possibly self-inflicted) stab wound.
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^ Shoot me up, it’s my life,” he would later sing.

^ The talks proved to be fruitless, and soon after, Smith sent a message to the executives, stating that if they did not release him from his contract, he would take his own life.
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[7] .He reflected the impact of this part of his life in the lyrics of "Some Song": "Charlie beat you up week after week, and when you grow up you're going to be a freak."^ Some Song lyrics .
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^ Smith reflected the impact of this part of his life in the lyrics of " Some Song ": "Charlie beat you up week after week, and when you grow up you're going to be a freak."
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^ Any way you can re-up it?
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[6] .The name "Charlie" also appeared in the lyrics for "Flowers for Charlie" and "No Confidence Man". The family was a part of the Community of Christ through much of Smith's childhood,[8] but eventually began attending services at a local Methodist Church.^ The family was a part of the Community of Christ through much of Smith's childhood, but eventually began attending services at a local Methodist Church .
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^ No Name #1 lyrics .
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^ No Name #2 lyrics .
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.Smith felt that going to church did little for him, except make him "really scared of Hell".[9] In a 2001 interview, he stated, "I don't necessarily buy into any officially structured version of spirituality.^ I don’t go to church.

^ I don’t necessarily buy into any officially structured version of spirituality.

^ I don't make up 'a riff' really.
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But I have my own version of it".[10]
.At the age of nine, Smith began playing the piano, and at ten began learning guitar on a small acoustic guitar bought for him by his father.^ At the age of nine, Smith began playing the piano, and at ten began learning guitar on a small acoustic guitar bought for him by his father.
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^ When I was dating my ex-girlfriend, she bought me the Good Will Hunting soundtrack simply because I had once said that I liked an Elliott Smith song that she had played for me.
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^ During high school, Smith played clarinet in the school band and also played guitar, piano and sang in the bands Stranger Than Fiction , A Murder of Crows and The Greenhouse , billed as either Steven Smith or " Johnny Panic ".
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[11] .At this age he also composed an original piano piece, "Fantasy," which won him a prize at an arts festival.^ It won him a prize.
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^ At age 10 he composed an original piano piece, Fantasy, which he played in a city wide arts festival in Duncanville.
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^ At this age he also composed an original piano piece, "Fantasy," which won him a prize at an arts festival.
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[12] .Many of the people on his mother's side of the family were non-professional musicians; his grandfather was a Dixieland drummer and his grandmother sang in a glee club.^ Many of the people on his mother's side of the family were non-professional musicians; his grandfather was a Dixieland drummer and his grandmother sang in a glee club .
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^ My grandfather was a Dixieland jazz drummer, my grandmother sang standards like "Moon River."
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^ On my mother's side, everyone was a musician but no one made a living out of it.
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[12]
.At 14, Smith moved from Texas to Portland, Oregon, to live with his father, who was then working as a psychiatrist.^ Gary Smith, Elliott's father, worked as a psychiatrist.
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^ At 14, Smith moved from Texas to Portland, Oregon, to live with his father, who was then working as a psychiatrist.
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^ When he was 14, Smith moved to Portland, Ore., to live with his father, a former preacher who served as a pilot in Vietnam before becoming a psychiatrist.

.It was around this time that Smith first began trying drugs, including alcohol, with friends as well as experimenting with recording for the first time, borrowing a four-track recorder.^ It was around this time that Smith first began trying drugs and alcohol with friends as well as experimenting with recording for the first time, borrowing a four-track recorder.
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^ American folk-punk singer/songwriter Elliott Smith began writing and recording at 14.
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^ The pair had recorded a substantial amount of music for the album, when Brion confronted Smith about his drug and alcohol abuse.
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[12] .During high school, Smith played clarinet in the school band and also played guitar, piano and sang in the bands Stranger Than Fiction[6] and A Murder of Crows,[13] billed as either Steven Smith or "Johnny Panic".[14] He graduated from Lincoln High School as a National Merit Scholar.^ During high school, Smith played clarinet in the school band and also played guitar, piano and sang in the bands Stranger Than Fiction , A Murder of Crows and The Greenhouse , billed as either Steven Smith or " Johnny Panic ".
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^ After playing a variety of instruments as a child, Smith picked up the guitar in high school.
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^ Smith’s songs speak almost always through the urgency of nothing more than a whisper, as if had he raised his voice any higher the songs would tremble apart in their playing.
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[15]
.After graduation, Steven Smith began calling himself "Elliott", saying that he thought "Steve" sounded too much like a "jock" name, and that "Steven" sounded "too bookish".[15] According to friends, he had also used the pseudonym "Elliott Stillwater-Rotter" during his time in the band Murder of Crows.^ After graduation, Steven Smith began calling himself "Elliott", saying that he thought "Steve" sounded too much like a "jock" name, and that "Steven" sounded "too bookish".
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^ He was born Steven Paul Smith but started going by Elliott because he thought "Steve" sounded too "jockish."
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^ In high school, he began calling himself, "Elliott" as he felt that Steven was too "jock-like."
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[16] .Biographer S. R. Shutt speculates that it was either inspired by Elliott Avenue, a street that Smith had lived on in Portland, or that it was suggested by his then-girlfriend.^ So, how to remember Elliott Smith, Portlander?
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^ I lived on Elliott Smith records for years after that.
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^ Biographer S. R. Shutt speculates that it was either inspired by Elliott Avenue, a street that Smith had lived on in Portland, or that it was suggested by his then-girlfriend.
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.A junior high acquaintance of Smith speculates that it was so as not to be confused with Steve Smith, the drummer of Journey.^ A junior high acquaintance of Smith speculates that it was so as not to be confused with Steve Smith, the drummer of Journey .
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[17]

Career

1991-1993: Heatmiser

.Smith graduated from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, in 1991 with a degree in philosophy and political science.^ Heatmiser Smith graduated from Hampshire College in Amherst , Massachusetts , in 1991 with a degree in philosophy and political science.
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^ Calling himself Elliott Stillwater-Rotter, he majored in philosophy and political science at Hampshire College, Massachusetts, where he co-founded the band A Murder Of Crows.
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^ At Lincoln, Smith played in a band called Stranger Than Fiction, belonged to the National Honor Society and graduated with the Class of 1987 before heading to Hampshire College in Massachusetts.
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."Went straight through in four years," he explained to Under the Radar in 2003. "I guess it proved to myself that I could do something I really didn't want to for four years.^ "I guess it proved to myself that I could do something I really didn't want to for four years.
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^ "Went straight through in four years," he explained to Under the Radar in 2003.
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^ AM on October 22, 2003 I wish I could say something that mattered here.
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.Except I did like what I was studying.^ Except I did like what I was studying.
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.At the time it seemed like, 'This is your one and only chance to go to college and you had just better do it because some day you might wish that you did.'^ Until some people were like, 'Just let it go.'
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^ I like the new one that started over better.
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^ At the time it seemed like, 'This is your one and only chance to go to college and you had just better do it because some day you might wish that you did.'
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.Plus, the whole reason I applied in the first place was because of my girlfriend, and I had gotten accepted already even though we had broken up before the first day."^ Plus, the whole reason I applied in the first place was because of my girlfriend, and I had gotten accepted already even though we had broken up before the first day."
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^ I performed in the same circles as him for many years, [Deleted] Hit me up directly, brain surgeon, before you spout off further and make yourself look even more brilliant than you already are.
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^ Kids these days are going to grow up never having to listen to bad music, and that’s clearly the first step towards world peace.

After he graduated he "worked in a bakery back in Portland with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and legal theory."[11]
.While at Hampshire, Smith formed the band Heatmiser with classmate Neil Gust.^ While at Hampshire, Smith formed the band Heatmiser with classmate Neil Gust .
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^ In 1992, Smith formed Heatmiser with bandmates Neil Gust, Tony Lash, and later Sam Coomes.
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^ Smith's day job fronting the aggressive post-punk band Heatmiser provides him with the necessaryyang to produce the quiet, evocative yin of his solo work.
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[18] After graduating from Hampshire, the band added drummer Tony Lash and bassist Brandt Peterson and began performing around Portland in 1992. The group released the albums Dead Air (1993) and Cop and Speeder (1994) as well as the Yellow No. .5 EP (1994) on Frontier Records, and were then signed to Virgin Records to release what became their final album, Mic City Sons (1996).^ He finally released debut solo album Roman Candle in 1994.
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^ EP (1994) on Frontier Records , and were then signed to Virgin Records to release what became their final album Mic City Sons (1996).
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^ The band released three albums and disbanded after hitting its creative stride with 1996's Mic City Sons.
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.Smith had begun his solo career while still in Heatmiser, and the success of his first two releases created distance and tension with his band.^ Smith's day job fronting the aggressive post-punk band Heatmiser provides him with the necessaryyang to produce the quiet, evocative yin of his solo work.
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^ Elliott Smith began a solo career in 1994 and became well known for his grunge style rock and his confessional song lyrics.
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^ After playing in the rock band Heatmiser for several years, Smith began his solo career in 1994 with releases on the independent record labels Cavity Search and Kill Rock Stars.
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[19] .Heatmiser disbanded prior to Mic City Sons' release, prompting Virgin to put the album out inauspiciously through its independent arm, Caroline Records.^ He also recorded three albums with Heatmiser in the early '90s: Dead Air and Cop and Speeder (both on Frontier) and Mic City Sons (Virgin/Caroline).
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^ EP (1994) on Frontier Records , and were then signed to Virgin Records to release what became their final album Mic City Sons (1996).
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^ The band released three albums and disbanded after hitting its creative stride with 1996's Mic City Sons.
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.A clause in Heatmiser's record contract with Virgin meant that Smith was still bound to it as an individual.^ Unfortunately Smith was left with a legacy contract with Virgin Records.
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^ A clause in Heatmiser's record contract with Virgin meant that Smith was still bound to it as an individual.
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^ He also recorded three albums with Heatmiser in the early '90s: Dead Air and Cop and Speeder (both on Frontier) and Mic City Sons (Virgin/Caroline).
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.The contract was later bought-out by DreamWorks prior to the release of his album, XO.^ The contract was later bought-out by DreamWorks prior to the release of his album, XO .
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^ Heatmiser disbanded prior to Mic City Sons ' release, prompting Virgin to put the album out inauspiciously through its independent arm, Caroline Records .
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^ XO came out domino re-released his first three albums so I didn't know where to start but I had heard 'between the bars' on the UNCUT albums of year compilation, so I went for 'either/or'.
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1994: Roman Candle

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^ My girlfriend at the time convinced me to send these songs to Cavity Search.
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^ "My first solo record, Roman Candle , was just the most recent eight songs that I'd recorded on borrowed four-tracks and a borrowed guitar.
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[19] .Owner Christopher Cooper immediately requested to release the entire album of songs, which surprised Smith, as he was only expecting a deal for a seven-inch record.^ Owner Christopher Cooper immediately requested to release the entire album of songs, which surprised Smith, as he was only expecting a deal for a seven-inch record.
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^ Heatmiser disbanded prior to Mic City Sons ' release, prompting Virgin to put the album out inauspiciously through its independent arm, Caroline Records .
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^ In 1994, Portland’s Cavity Search Records offered to put out a seven-inch, and Smith gave them a cassette of nine songs to pick from, half of which didn’t even have titles.

[20] .Regarding the record, Smith said "I thought my head would be chopped off immediately when it came out because at the time it was so opposite to the grunge thing that was popular...^ Regarding the record, Smith said "I thought my head would be chopped off immediately when it came out because at the time it was so opposite to the grunge thing that was popular.
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^ I can remember off the top of my head..
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^ I thought my head would be chopped off immediately when it came out because at the time it was so opposite to the grunge thing that was popular.
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.The thing is that album was really well-received, which was a total shock, and it immediately eclipsed [Heatmiser] unfortunately."^ The thing is that album was really well-received, which was a total shock, and it immediately eclipsed Heatmiser unfortunately."
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^ The thing is that album was really well received, which was a total shock, and it immediately eclipsed my band unfortunately."
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[19]
.Smith felt his solo songs were not representative of the music Heatmiser was making: "The idea of playing [my music] for people didn't occur to me...^ Smith felt his solo songs were not representative of the music Heatmiser was making: "The idea of playing [my music] for people didn't occur to me...
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^ When I was dating my ex-girlfriend, she bought me the Good Will Hunting soundtrack simply because I had once said that I liked an Elliott Smith song that she had played for me.
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^ Smith's day job fronting the aggressive post-punk band Heatmiser provides him with the necessaryyang to produce the quiet, evocative yin of his solo work.
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because at the time it was the NorthwestMudhoney and Nirvana—and going out to play an acoustic show was like crawling out on a limb and begging for it to be sawed off." [21]
.The instrumentation of the recordings was primarily acoustic guitar, occasionally accompanied by brief electric guitar riffs or a small drum set played with brushes.^ I have a bootleg recording of “Independence Day” from around the same time period it was officially released, with Smith playing it live accompanied only by an acoustic guitar, and the difference between what he originally heard in his head and what he ultimately released (this version includes a drum loop, fer Chrissakes) is like the gap between night and day.

^ But on this night, Smith performed beautifully-- mostly unaccompanied on acoustic guitar, but also with some spare drumming and backup vocals on a few songs.
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^ Especially if you like acoustic, guitar vocal, lovely melodies, great guitar playing songs.
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.Only the final track, an instrumental titled "Kiwi Maddog 20/20" (a reference to the low-end fortified wine), had full band instrumentation.^ Only the final track, an instrumental titled " Kiwi Maddog 20/20 " (a reference to the bum wine MD 20/20), had full band instrumentation.
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^ Permalink Pretty soon lists like this will say that “Say Yes” and “Waltz #2″ are overrated and that “Kiwi Maddog 20/20″ is the only song worth listening to.

^ No Name #1 No Name#2 No Name #3 Drive All Over Town No Name #4 Last Call Kiwi Maddog 20/20 .
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.One of Smith's first solo performances was at the now-defunct Umbra Penumbra on September 17, 1994. Only three songs from Roman Candle were performed, with the majority of the ten-song set being B-sides, Heatmiser tunes, and unreleased tracks.^ Smith's debut solo performance was at the now-defunct Umbra Penumbra on September 17, 1994.
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^ Elliott Smith Roman Candle.torrent.
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^ Only three songs from Roman Candle were performed, with the majority of the ten-song set comprised of B-sides, Heatmiser tunes, and unreleased tracks.
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[22] .Soon after this performance, he was asked to open for Mary Lou Lord on a week-long U.S. tour.^ Soon after this performance, he was asked to open for Mary Lou Lord on a week-long U.S. tour.
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^ This was the tour for XO, Quasi was backing him up and opening the club shows, but he performed solo this afternoon.
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^ Quasi also performed as the opening act at many shows on the tour, with Smith sometimes contributing bass, guitar or backing vocals.
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Several more short tours followed, and Smith helped her record one of his songs "I Figured You Out", which he once called "a stupid pop song [written] in about a minute" that he discarded for "[sounding] like the fucking Eagles."[23]

1995-1996: Elliott Smith and Either/Or

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.In 1995, Smith's self-titled album was released on Kill Rock Stars; the record featured a similar style of recording to Roman Candle, but with hints of growth and experimentation.^ Elliott Smith Roman Candle.torrent.
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^ The promise of a great songwriter was furthered on Smith's self-titled album.
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^ Elliot Smith - Roman candle testi .
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Though the majority of the album was recorded by Smith alone, friend and The Spinanes vocalist Rebecca Gates sang harmony vocals on "St. Ides Heaven", and Heatmiser guitarist Neil Gust played guitar on "Single File". Several songs made reference to drugs, but Smith explained that he used the theme of drugs as a vehicle for conveying dependence rather than the songs being about drugs specifically.[24] .Looking back, Smith felt that the album's pervasive mood gave him "a reputation for being a really dark, depressed person," and said that he later made a conscious move toward more diverse moods in his music.^ Looking back, Smith felt that the album's pervasive mood gave him "a reputation for being a really dark, depressed person," and said that he later made a conscious move toward more diverse moods in his music.
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^ He later said: "There was even a little more than half of a record done before this new one that I just scrapped because of a blown friendship with someone that made me so depressed I didn't want to hear any of those songs.
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^ The pair had recorded a substantial amount of music for the album, when Brion confronted Smith about his drug and alcohol abuse.
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[25]
Elliott Smith performing live in New York City, 1997.
.In 1996, filmmaker Jem Cohen recorded Smith playing acoustic songs for the short film Lucky Three: An Elliott Smith Portrait.^ Instead, seek out the short film Lucky Three by Jem Cohen (of Fugazi's Instrument fame).
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^ The film does Elliott Smith wrong.
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^ American folk-punk singer/songwriter Elliott Smith began writing and recording at 14.
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.Two of these songs would appear on his next album—Either/Or—another Kill Rock Stars release that came out in 1997 to favorable reviews.^ Two of these songs would appear on his next album, Either/Or , another Kill Rock Stars release that came out in 1997 to favorable reviews.
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^ Heatmiser disbanded prior to Mic City Sons ' release, prompting Virgin to put the album out inauspiciously through its independent arm, Caroline Records .
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^ Not eager to step into the limelight, he only agreed to perform the song at the ceremony after the producers informed him that his song would be played live that night — either by him or another musician of their choosing.
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[26] .The album found Smith venturing further into full instrumentation, with several songs containing bass guitar, drums, keyboards, and electric guitars, all played by Smith.^ The album found Smith venturing further into full instrumentation, with several songs containing bass, drums, keyboards and electric guitars, all played by Smith.
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^ Owner Christopher Cooper immediately requested to release the entire album of songs, which surprised Smith, as he was only expecting a deal for a seven-inch record.
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^ Smith's backing band during most of this period was the Portland-based group Quasi , consisting of former bandmate Sam Coomes on bass guitar and Coomes's ex-wife Janet Weiss on drums.
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.The album title was derived from the two-volume book of the same name by Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, whose works generally deal with such themes as existential despair, angst, death, and God.^ The album title was derived from the two-volume book of the same name by Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard , which deals with such themes as existential despair, dread, death and God.
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^ Two things you should always remember and never forget: Kierkegaard—who wrote a book called Either/Or in 1843, when books were the rock ‘n’ roll albums of the day—basically said that life is a cosmic joke and then you die.

^ Danger Mouse , The Grey Album (bootleg): Part of this honor falls merely to the genius behind bringing such two divergent artists together seamlessly.
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.By this time, Smith's already-heavy drinking was now being compounded with use of anti-depressants.^ Andrea Manning, a close friend and roommate of Smith's in the early 1990s "As roommates, we were a great match if you like to be depressed all the time--drink too much, smoke too many cigarettes and take pills occasionally.
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^ At the time of the LP's release, filmmaker and Portland native Gus Van Sant used Smith's music for the soundtrack to "Good Will Hunting."
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^ Unfortunately, our time with Elliott Smith now draws to a close.
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[27] .At the end of the Either/Or tour, some of his close friends staged an intervention in Chicago,[27] but it proved ineffective.^ At the end of the Either/Or tour, an intervention was staged by close friends of his in Chicago, but it proved ineffective.
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^ Friends staged an intervention in Chicago in the middle of the Either/Or tour.

^ However, Smith's condition began to deteriorate as he had become addicted to heroin either towards the end of or just after the Figure 8 tour.
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[5] Shortly after, he relocated from Portland to Brooklyn.[28]

1997-1998: "Miss Misery" and the Oscars

.In 1996, Smith was tapped by director and fellow Portland resident Gus Van Sant to be a part of the soundtrack to his film, Good Will Hunting.^ This was Elliott Smith's one big hit, from the film Good Will Hunting.
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^ Miss Misery and the Oscars In 1996, Smith was tapped by director and fellow Portland resident Gus Van Sant to be a part of the soundtrack to his film, Good Will Hunting .
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^ At the time of the LP's release, filmmaker and Portland native Gus Van Sant used Smith's music for the soundtrack to "Good Will Hunting."
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.Smith recorded an orchestral version of "Between the Bars" with acclaimed composer Danny Elfman for the movie.^ Smith recorded an orchestral version of " Between the Bars (Orchestral) " with acclaimed composer Danny Elfman for the movie.
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^ The record is a bridge between the lo-fi darkness of Roman Candle and Elliott Smith and the studio sheen of XO and Figure 8 .
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^ Between The Bars” is the centerpiece of the album and perhaps Smith's career.
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.Smith also contributed a new song, "Miss Misery," and three previously-released tracks ("No Name #3", from Roman Candle, and "Angeles" and "Say Yes", from Either/Or).^ Waltz #2 Live, Elliott Smith Miss MIsery.
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^ Elliott Smith Jeff Goldblum Biography - Movies.com Roman Candle.torrent.
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^ In 11 short minutes--enough time for three Smith songs--you will see shots of Elliott crumpled behind a beat guitar and microphone, as always.
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.The film was a commercial and critical success, and Smith was nominated for an Academy Award for "Miss Misery". Not eager to step into the limelight, he only agreed to perform the song at the ceremony after the producers informed him that his song would be played live that night—either by him or another musician of their choosing.^ Smith's original song written for the film, "Miss Misery" was implausibly nominated for an Academy..
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^ Six Smith songs are featured, including "Miss Misery," which earned him a nomination for an Academy Award.
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^ The album includes an early version of Smith's Academy Award-nominated "Miss Misery" as well as an alternate .
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[19]
Elliott Smith performing "Miss Misery" at the 1998 Academy Awards.
.On March 5, 1998, Smith made his network television debut on Late Night With Conan O'Brien performing "Miss Misery" solo on acoustic guitar.^ On March 5, 1998, Smith made his network television debut on Late Night With Conan O'Brien performing "Miss Misery" solo on acoustic guitar.
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^ Within a year, Smith signed to DreamWorks and performed “Miss Misery” before a television audience of millions on the Academy Awards.

^ Smith rose to mainstream prominence when his song " Miss Misery ", included in the soundtrack for the film Good Will Hunting , was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Original Song category in 1997.
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[29] .A few days later, wearing a white suit, he played an abridged version of the song at the Oscars, accompanied by the house orchestra.^ A few days later, wearing a white suit, he played an abridged version of the song at the Oscars, accompanied by the house orchestra.
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^ In 1999, his song "Miss Misery" was used in the movie Good Will Hunting and he later won an Oscar for best original song.
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^ He reaches for Def Leppard’s High ‘N’ Dry but instead opts to play two new songs he’s recorded in the garage studio at producer Rob Schnapf’s house.

.James Horner and Will Jennings won the award that night for best song with "My Heart Will Go On" (sung by Celine Dion) from the film Titanic.^ In 1999, his song "Miss Misery" was used in the movie Good Will Hunting and he later won an Oscar for best original song.
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^ "If you saw one of the early Heatmiser shows and then saw Elliott on the Academy Awards with Celine Dion, you'd realize that this was one of the strangest leaps anyone has ever made."
  • “"Elliott Smith (1969-2003)"” | Willamette Week | October 29th, 2003 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.wweek.com [Source type: General]

^ My New Freedom (aka Doing Okay, Pretty Good) You can go anytime you want – I won’t watch, it hurts too much.
  • Elliott Smith - Unreleased Songs, 25 - 51 - Trash Treasury 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC www.trashtreasury.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Smith did not voice disappointment about not winning the award.^ Smith did not voice disappointment about not winning the award.
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[30]
.Smith commented on the surrealism of the Oscars experience: "That's exactly what it was, surreal...^ And the insane surrealism of seeing poor, pimply, slouched Elliott Smith share an Oscar stage with chrome-plated power-diva Celine Dion.
  • “"Elliott Smith (1969-2003)"” | Willamette Week | October 29th, 2003 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.wweek.com [Source type: General]

^ Smith commented on the surrealism of the Oscars experience: "That's exactly what it was, surreal...
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^ In the end, Smith did perform on the Oscar's, and it still remains one of the most surreal nights of his life.
  • :.. Elliott Smith: Better Off Than Dead | Under The Radar ..: 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.undertheradarmag.com [Source type: General]

.I enjoy performing almost as much as I enjoy making up songs in the first place.^ It's sort of like it was with Either/Or , because there's so much time that went by while I was waiting for my studio to get done that songs have piled up.
  • :.. Elliott Smith: Better Off Than Dead | Under The Radar ..: 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.undertheradarmag.com [Source type: General]

^ The Academy Awards performance opened Smith up to an entirely new audience, and the publicity was as much a curse as it was a blessing.
  • :.. Elliott Smith: Better Off Than Dead | Under The Radar ..: 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.undertheradarmag.com [Source type: General]

^ Not every song has the greatest recording fidelity, but as much as possible, I chose the tapes with the best combination of performance and sound for this collection.
  • Elliott Smith – The Complete Live Covers | The Rawking Refuses To Stop! 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.rawkblog.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.But the Oscars was a very strange show, where the set was only one song cut down to less than two minutes, and the audience was a lot of people who didn't come to hear me play.^ But the Oscars was a very strange show, where the set was only one song cut down to less than two minutes, and the audience was a lot of people who didn't come to hear me play.
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^ "The lyrics on this one are a lot less impressionistic; plus the production of it sounds unlike the last two records," he says, while trying to light a cigarette with a broken lighter.
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^ One can only imagine what music he might have produced if things had gone differently, if he had not died in Los Angeles less than six years ago.

.I wouldn't want to live in that world, but it was fun to walk around on the moon for a day."^ I wouldn't want to live in that world, but it was fun to walk around on the moon for a day."
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^ I wouldn't even want to necessarily say it's the people from that label who are following me around, but it was probably them who broke into my house.
  • :.. Elliott Smith: Better Off Than Dead | Under The Radar ..: 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.undertheradarmag.com [Source type: General]

[31]

1998-2000: XO and Figure 8

.In 1998, after the success of Either/Or and "Miss Misery", Smith signed to a bigger independent record label, DreamWorks Records.^ XO and Figure 8 In 1998, after the success of Either/Or and " Miss Misery ", Smith signed to a bigger independent record label, DreamWorks Records.
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^ Smith rose to mainstream prominence when his song " Miss Misery ", included in the soundtrack for the film Good Will Hunting , was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Original Song category in 1997.
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^ Miss Misery and the Oscars In 1996, Smith was tapped by director and fellow Portland resident Gus Van Sant to be a part of the soundtrack to his film, Good Will Hunting .
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.Around the same time, Smith fell into depression, speaking openly of considering suicide,[27] and on at least one occasion[5] made a serious attempt at ending his own life.^ Around the time of the Oscars, Smith made a vow to never read his own press again.
  • :.. Elliott Smith: Better Off Than Dead | Under The Radar ..: 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.undertheradarmag.com [Source type: General]

^ Around the same time, Smith fell into depression, speaking openly of considering suicide, and on at least one occasion made a serious attempt at ending his own life.
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^ McConnell told SPIN that, during this time, Smith would smoke over $1500 worth of heroin and crack per day, would often talk about suicide, and on numerous occasions tried to give himself an overdose.
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[32] While in North Carolina, he became severely intoxicated and ran off a cliff. .He landed on a tree, which badly impaled him but broke his fall.^ He landed on a tree, which badly impaled him but broke his fall.
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[5] .When questioned about his suicide attempt, he told an interviewer, "Yeah, I jumped off a cliff, but let's talk about something else."^ When questioned about his suicide attempt, he told an interviewer, "Um, yeah – I jumped off a cliff.
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^ McConnell told SPIN that, during this time, Smith would smoke over $1500 worth of heroin and crack per day, would often talk about suicide, and on numerous occasions tried to give himself an overdose.
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^ When asked why, he simply responds, "For one thing, I was there when the interview took place, so I know what we talked about.
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[28]
.Christopher Cooper, head of Cavity Search Records (which released Roman Candle), said about this time in Smith's life: "I talked him out of thinking that he wanted to kill himself numerous times when he was in Portland.^ The fact of the matter is Smith cares about what's been said about him.
  • :.. Elliott Smith: Better Off Than Dead | Under The Radar ..: 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.undertheradarmag.com [Source type: General]

^ Elliot Smith - Roman candle testi .
  • ELLIOT SMITH testi // Elliot Smith testi canzoni 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC www.allthelyrics.com [Source type: General]

^ Christopher Cooper of the Portland label Cavity Search, which released Smith's Roman Candle in 1994 .
  • “"Elliott Smith (1969-2003)"” | Willamette Week | October 29th, 2003 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.wweek.com [Source type: General]

.I kept telling him that he was a brilliant man, and that life was worth living, and that people loved him."^ I kept telling him that he was a brilliant man, and that life was worth living, and that people loved him."
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^ I just wish Elliott Smith had lived a long life reaping what his music has gave to people like me and others in this thread.
  • The Zone • View topic - Elliott Smith (Now w/ COMPLETE COLLECTION!) 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC zone.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ Modest Mouse , Good News for People Who Love Bad News (Epic): Good news for people who always believed in a man named Isaac Brock.
  • Elliott Smith - Pop baroque - Indie Rock - Alternative / Punk - Musique - www.real.com 19 January 2010 18:23 UTC france.real.com [Source type: General]

[27] Pete Krebs also agreed: "In Portland we got the brunt of Elliott's initial depression... .Lots of people have stories of their own experiences of staying up with Elliott 'til five in the morning, holding his hand, telling him not to kill himself."^ I asked Kennedy about the above video and he was kind enough to write up an amazing essay on his experience with Smith, who was already an indie icon when he killed himself in October 2003, and has only grown in stature since.
  • Elliott Smith Archival Interview From Local DJ Shane Kennedy - Phoenix Music - Up on the Sun 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I wish it were not so,Elliott; i so wanted to be your friend ,but you see i am a genuine feeling primal-person; i write what i feel and i don't backstab -people i tell them straight-up-this is who i am.Do you understand now,Elliott!?
  • CD Review: Christopher O'Riley — Home to Oblivion: An Elliott Smith Tribute - Blogcritics Music 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC blogcritics.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Got your picture on the back of a forty-five, A placeholder ‘til you take up mine, A placeholder ‘til you take up mine.
  • Elliott Smith - Unreleased Songs, 25 - 51 - Trash Treasury 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC www.trashtreasury.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[28]
.Smith's first release for DreamWorks was later that year.^ Smith's first release for DreamWorks was later that year.
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^ The contract was later bought-out by DreamWorks prior to the release of his album, XO .
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^ His parents divorced about a year later, and Smith moved with his mother to live in Duncanville, Texas.
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.Titled XO, it was produced by the team of Rob Schnapf and Tom Rothrock.^ Titled XO , it was produced by the team of Rob Schnapf and Tom Rothrock .
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.XO also contained some instrumentation from Los Angeles musicians Joey Waronker and Jon Brion.^ The Shore , The Shore (Maverick): With their dreamy harmonies, grand instrumentals and genuine emotion, this Los Angeles trio is the answer to Verve fans' prayers.
  • Elliott Smith - Pop baroque - Indie Rock - Alternative / Punk - Musique - www.real.com 19 January 2010 18:23 UTC france.real.com [Source type: General]

.It contained a more full-sounding, baroque pop sound than any of his previous efforts, with songs featuring a horn section, Chamberlins, elaborate string arrangements, and even a drum loop on the song "Independence Day". His familiar double-tracked vocal and acoustic guitar style were still apparent.^ His familiar double-tracked vocal and acoustic guitar style was still apparent.
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^ It contained a more full-sounding, baroque pop sound than any of his previous efforts, with songs featuring a horn section, Chamberlins and elaborate string arrangements and even a drum loop on the song " Independence Day ".
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^ He later said: "There was even a little more than half of a record done before this new one that I just scrapped because of a blown friendship with someone that made me so depressed I didn't want to hear any of those songs.
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.The album went on to peak at number 104 on the Billboard 200[33] and number 123 on the UK Album Charts,[34] while selling 400,000 copies[35] (more than double that of each of his two Kill Rock Stars releases), becoming the best-selling release of his career.^ In the U.S., the album debuted at number 24 on the Billboard 200, selling about 24,000 copies in its first week.
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^ The album garnered generally positive reviews and peaked at number 99 on the Billboard 200.
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^ The album went on to peak at number 104 on the Billboard 200 and sold 400,000 copies (more than double that of each of his two Kill Rock Stars releases), becoming the best-selling release of his career.
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[36] .Smith's backing band during most of this period was the Portland-based group Quasi, consisting of former bandmate Sam Coomes on bass guitar and Coomes's ex-wife Janet Weiss on drums.^ In 1992, Smith formed Heatmiser with bandmates Neil Gust, Tony Lash, and later Sam Coomes.
  • elliott smith is dead. [Archive] - Matador Records Bulletin Board 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC matadorrecords.com [Source type: General]

^ While the band was recording Mic City Sons , Smith was also in the process of recording his third solo album Either/Or -a record that would prove to be his most successful album up to that point.
  • :.. Elliott Smith: Better Off Than Dead | Under The Radar ..: 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.undertheradarmag.com [Source type: General]

^ Garrick Duckler, Smith's close friend and former bandmate in Stranger Than Fiction "Even when it was going better for him, it was going bad.
  • “"Elliott Smith (1969-2003)"” | Willamette Week | October 29th, 2003 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.wweek.com [Source type: General]

.Quasi also performed as the opening act at many shows on the tour, with Smith sometimes contributing bass guitar, guitar, or backing vocals.^ Quasi also performed as the opening act at many shows on the tour, with Smith sometimes contributing bass, guitar or backing vocals.
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^ Smith's backing band during most of this period was the Portland-based group Quasi , consisting of former bandmate Sam Coomes on bass guitar and Coomes's ex-wife Janet Weiss on drums.
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^ Steven Drozd (of The Flaming Lips ) and Scott McPherson played a few drum tracks, Sam Coomes contributed some bass and backing vocals, but almost every other instrument was recorded by Smith.
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.On October 17, 1998, Smith appeared on Saturday Night Live and performed "Waltz #2." His backing band for this appearance was John Moen, Jon Brion, Rob Schnapf, and Sam Coomes.^ On October 17, 1998, Smith appeared on Saturday Night Live and performed " Waltz #2 ."
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^ His backing band for this appearance was John Moen , Jon Brion, Rob Schnapf and Sam Coomes.
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^ In 1992, Smith formed Heatmiser with bandmates Neil Gust, Tony Lash, and later Sam Coomes.
  • elliott smith is dead. [Archive] - Matador Records Bulletin Board 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC matadorrecords.com [Source type: General]

Smith in a press photo circa 2000.
.In response to whether the change to a bigger record label would influence his creative control, Smith said, "[S]ometimes people look at major labels as simply money-making machines, they're actually composed of individuals who are real people, and there's a part of them that needs to feel that part of their job is to put out good music."^ They're really rare and really expensive."
  • :.. Elliott Smith: Better Off Than Dead | Under The Radar ..: 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.undertheradarmag.com [Source type: General]

^ When they wanted to put out my record I was totally shocked.
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^ Yeah, I guess they’re mostly quite good looking.
  • Elliott Smith’s Journal – Last.fm 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

[37] .Smith also claimed in another interview that he never read his reviews for fear that they would interfere with his songwriting.^ Around the time of the Oscars, Smith made a vow to never read his own press again.
  • :.. Elliott Smith: Better Off Than Dead | Under The Radar ..: 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.undertheradarmag.com [Source type: General]

^ Although Smith claims he did not physically assault any of the officers, he was assaulted and arrested without probable cause, and he was not read his Miranda rights.
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^ If they wanted to, they could cover another group's thing and we would announce that it's not just a band playing, they're also doing this thing.
  • Pitchfork: Listen to an Unearthed Elliott Smith Song 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC pitchfork.com [Source type: General]

[38]
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.Smith relocated from Brooklyn to Los Angeles in 1999,[28] taking up residence at a cabin in the Silver Lake section of town.^ A petition was soon put forth with intent to make part of the Silver Lake area a memorial park in Smith's honor.
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^ Smith died at a Los Angeles hospital from an apparently self-inflicted knife wound.
  • “"Elliott Smith (1969-2003)"” | Willamette Week | October 29th, 2003 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.wweek.com [Source type: General]

^ In their last conversation a couple of weeks ago, Smith asked Crane to come to Los Angeles to help him finish his album-in-progress.
  • “"Elliott Smith (1969-2003)"” | Willamette Week | October 29th, 2003 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.wweek.com [Source type: General]

[40] .That fall, his cover of The Beatles' "Because" was featured in the end credits of DreamWorks' Oscar-winning drama American Beauty (film), and also appeared on the film's soundtrack album.^ Three songs from this album went on to appear on the soundtrack for Good Will Hunting .
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^ Everything changed when Portland filmmaker Gus Van Sant featured six of Smith's songs on the soundtrack to the film Good Will Hunting .
  • “"Elliott Smith (1969-2003)"” | Willamette Week | October 29th, 2003 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.wweek.com [Source type: General]

^ Cover of a Song By The Beatles Movie/TV Soundtracks American Beauty .
  • Elliott Smith - The Rock Hard Times 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC www.trht.net [Source type: General]

.The final album Smith completed in his lifetime, Figure 8, was released in late 2000. It featured the return of Rothrock, Schnapf, Brion, and Waronker, and was partially recorded at Abbey Road Studios in England, with an obvious Beatles influence in the songwriting and production.^ Figure 8 , which was released in 2000, featured the return of Rothrock, Schnapf, Brion, and Waronker, and was partially recorded at Abbey Road Studios in England .
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^ Owner Christopher Cooper immediately requested to release the entire album of songs, which surprised Smith, as he was only expecting a deal for a seven-inch record.
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^ Elliott Smith, Figure 8 (DreamWorks) Release Date: April 18, 2000 While some critics accused Smith of straying too far from his humble roots, the artist didn't appear to care much on his final full-length, instead choosing to construct even more diverse pop arrangements.
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.The album garnered generally positive reviews,[41] peaking at number 99 on the Billboard 200[42] and 37 on the UK Album Charts.^ The album garnered generally positive reviews and peaked at number 99 on the Billboard 200.
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^ In the U.S., the album debuted at number 24 on the Billboard 200, selling about 24,000 copies in its first week.
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^ The album went on to peak at number 104 on the Billboard 200 and sold 400,000 copies (more than double that of each of his two Kill Rock Stars releases), becoming the best-selling release of his career.
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[34] The album garnered praise for its power pop style and complex arrangements, described as creating a "sweeping kaleidoscope of layered instruments and sonic textures."[39] However, some reviewers felt that Smith's trademark dark and melancholy songwriting had lost some of its subtlety, with one reviewer likening some of the lyrics to "the self-pitying complaints of an adolescent venting in his diary."[43]
.Album art and promotional pictures from the period showed Smith looking cleaned-up and put-together.^ Album art and promotional pictures showed Smith looking cleaned-up and put-together.
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^ Final years and recording of From a Basement on the Hill A follow-up to Smith's 2000 album was originally planned to happen with Rob Schnapf, but their sessions were abandoned.
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^ While the band was recording Mic City Sons , Smith was also in the process of recording his third solo album Either/Or -a record that would prove to be his most successful album up to that point.
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.An extensive tour in promotion of the record ensued, bookended by television appearances on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and The Late Show with David Letterman.^ An extensive tour in promotion of the record ensued, including television appearances on Late Night With Conan O'Brien and The Late Show With David Letterman .
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^ On March 5, 1998, Smith made his network television debut on Late Night With Conan O'Brien performing "Miss Misery" solo on acoustic guitar.
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^ They're also set to play "Late Show With David Letterman" this Monday, August 31.
  • Pitchfork: Listen to an Unearthed Elliott Smith Song 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC pitchfork.com [Source type: General]

However, Smith's condition began to deteriorate as he had become addicted to heroin either towards the end of or just after the Figure 8 tour.[5]

2001-2002: Addiction and scrapped recordings

Smith performing in New York City in 2003
.A follow-up to Smith's 2000 album was originally planned to happen with Rob Schnapf, but their sessions were abandoned.^ Final years and recording of From a Basement on the Hill A follow-up to Smith's 2000 album was originally planned to happen with Rob Schnapf, but their sessions were abandoned.
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^ When Brion sent a bill for the abandoned sessions to DreamWorks, executives Lenny Waronker and Luke Wood scheduled a meeting with Smith to determine what went wrong with the sessions.
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^ With Smith's family in control of his estate, they chose to bring in Rob Schnapf and Smith's ex-girlfriend Joanna Bolme to sort through and mix the album.
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.Smith also began distancing himself from manager Margaret Mittleman, who had handled him since the Roman Candle days.^ Smith also began distancing himself from manager Margaret Mittleman, who had handled him since the Roman Candle days.
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^ Studios, who recorded Smith "It would be fair to say that his desire to hurt, injure or destroy himself was indomitable.
  • “"Elliott Smith (1969-2003)"” | Willamette Week | October 29th, 2003 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.wweek.com [Source type: General]

^ Since I am not feeling low these days, my reaction is not to identify with him (as I have identified with artists in the past), but rather to resonate in sympathy.
  • Elliott Smith and the gift of Vulnerability Music - Depression Resources, Education About Depression and Unipolar Depression 19 January 2010 18:23 UTC www.mentalhelp.net [Source type: General]

[5] .He finally began recording a new album with only himself and Jon Brion as producers sometime during 2001. The pair had recorded a substantial amount of music for the album, when Brion confronted Smith about his drug and alcohol abuse.^ Not only has he been combating a problem with drug abuse, but Smith has also been working hard on a mammoth new album.
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^ After years of drug and alcohol abuse, it's really nothing short of miraculous that Elliott Smith is finally clean, sober and, with only six months of recovery, back at work.
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^ "It feels like a million years since I recorded what was initially going to be this new record," says Elliott Smith.
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[44] .Their friendship promptly ended, and Smith scrapped all of their work up until that point.^ Their friendship promptly ended, and Smith scrapped all of their work up until that point.
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^ A reporter for the online magazine Glorious Noise made the statement "...it would not surprise me at all if Elliott Smith ends up dead within a year."
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^ While the band was recording Mic City Sons , Smith was also in the process of recording his third solo album Either/Or -a record that would prove to be his most successful album up to that point.
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.He later said: "There was even a little more than half of a record done before this new one that I just scrapped because of a blown friendship with someone that made me so depressed I didn't want to hear any of those songs.^ I was hospitalized for a little while and I didn’t have that option, and it made me feel even crazier.

^ "There was even a little more than half of a record done before this new one that I just scrapped because of a blown friendship with someone that made me so depressed I didn't want to hear any of those songs."
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^ "I didn't intend to play it, but then they said that if I didn't play it, they would get someone else to play the song.
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.He was just helping me record the songs and stuff, and then the friendship kind of fell apart all of a sudden one day.^ Smith doesn't elaborate on who this particular friend was, and when pressed he says, "He was just helping me record the songs and stuff, and then the friendship kind of fell apart all of a sudden one day.
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^ OutKast I haven't listened to all their stuff yet...But I like most of their songs anyway.
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^ I had the song off an album called "One All" which was the American release.
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.It just made it kind of awkward being alone in the car listening to the songs."^ It just made it kind of awkward being alone in the car listening to the songs."
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^ It just made it kind of awkward being alone in the car listening to the songs.
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^ He was just helping me record the songs and stuff, and then the friendship kind of fell apart all of a sudden one day.
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[19]
.When Brion sent a bill for the abandoned sessions to DreamWorks, executives Lenny Waronker and Luke Wood scheduled a meeting with Smith to determine what went wrong with the sessions.^ When Brion sent a bill for the abandoned sessions to DreamWorks, executives Lenny Waronker and Luke Wood scheduled a meeting with Smith to determine what went wrong with the sessions.
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^ Final years and recording of From a Basement on the Hill A follow-up to Smith's 2000 album was originally planned to happen with Rob Schnapf, but their sessions were abandoned.
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.The singer voiced what he believed to be intrusion upon his personal life from the label, as well as poor promotion for the Figure 8 album.^ Articles in magazines such as Rolling Stone , Magnet and Under the Radar probed the singer's life, attempting to uncover the personal depression and addiction that informed his songs.
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^ Rhett Miller Becomes a "Believer" Old 97's singer explores love and death on second solo album December 9, 2005 .
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.The talks proved to be fruitless, and soon after, Smith sent a message to the executives, stating that if they did not release him from his contract, he would take his own life.^ The talks proved to be fruitless, and soon after, Smith sent a message to the executives, stating that if they did not release him from his contract, he would take his own life.
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^ When Brion sent a bill for the abandoned sessions to DreamWorks, executives Lenny Waronker and Luke Wood scheduled a meeting with Smith to determine what went wrong with the sessions.
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^ While the band was recording Mic City Sons , Smith was also in the process of recording his third solo album Either/Or -a record that would prove to be his most successful album up to that point.
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[5] .In May 2001, Smith set out to re-record the album, mostly on his own, but with some help from David McConnell of Goldenboy.^ In May 2001, Smith set out to re-record the album, mostly on his own, but with some help from David McConnell , a member of the band Goldenboy .
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^ Owner Christopher Cooper immediately requested to release the entire album of songs, which surprised Smith, as he was only expecting a deal for a seven-inch record.
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^ Heatmiser disbanded prior to Mic City Sons ' release, prompting Virgin to put the album out inauspiciously through its independent arm, Caroline Records .
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.McConnell told Spin that, during this time, Smith would smoke over $1,500 worth of heroin and crack per day, would often talk about suicide, and on numerous occasions tried to give himself an overdose.^ We would talk about microphones and sing the praises of 57s-really underrated mics."
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^ Smith would rather see his money do some good than spend it on himself.
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^ "I wondered if I would talk about drug use.
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.Steven Drozd of The Flaming Lips and Scott McPherson played a few drum tracks, Sam Coomes contributed some bass guitar and backing vocals, but almost every other instrument was recorded by Smith.^ Steven Drozd (of The Flaming Lips ) and Scott McPherson played a few drum tracks, Sam Coomes contributed some bass and backing vocals, but almost every other instrument was recorded by Smith.
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^ Smith's backing band during most of this period was the Portland-based group Quasi , consisting of former bandmate Sam Coomes on bass guitar and Coomes's ex-wife Janet Weiss on drums.
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^ Elliott's early solo albums are like cheat sheets for comprehending every Rose City songwriter who ever wrestled with a four-track recorder in his or her bedroom: Fighting the guitar for that elusive transitional bridge chord.
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.One of the few highlights for Smith in 2001 was inclusion of his song "Needle in the Hay" in Wes Anderson's dark comedy The Royal Tenenbaums.^ One of the few highlights for Smith in 2001 was inclusion of his song " Needle in the Hay " in Wes Anderson 's dark comedy The Royal Tenenbaums .
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^ However, some reviewers felt that Smith's trademark dark and melancholy songwriting had lost some of its subtlety, with one reviewer likening some of the songs to "the self-pitying complaints of an adolescent venting in his diary."
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^ The John Spencer Blues Explosion recording here, and, in turn, they asked Smith to play bass for them on a few songs at a New York show.
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[45] .The song plays during a suicide attempt.^ The album contains "Needle in the Hay," a song that years later became the soundtrack for Luke Wilson's character's attempted suicide in The Royal Tenenbaums .
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.Smith was originally supposed to contribute a cover of The Beatles' "Hey Jude" for the film, but when he failed to do so in time, Anderson had to use The Mutato Muzika Orchestra's version of the track instead.^ Smith was originally supposed to contribute a cover of The Beatles ' " Hey Jude " for the film, but when he failed to do so in time, Anderson had to use The Mutato Muzika Orchestra 's version of the track instead.
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^ Smith rose to mainstream prominence when his song " Miss Misery ", included in the soundtrack for the film Good Will Hunting , was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Original Song category in 1997.
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^ Anderson would later say that Smith "was in a bad state" at the time.
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[46] .Anderson would later say that Smith "was in a bad state" at the time.^ Anderson would later say that Smith "was in a bad state" at the time.
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^ Studios, who recorded Smith "It would be fair to say that his desire to hurt, injure or destroy himself was indomitable.
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^ The talks proved to be fruitless, and soon after, Smith sent a message to the executives, stating that if they did not release him from his contract, he would take his own life.
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[46]
.Smith's live performances during 2001 and 2002 were infrequent, typically in the Pacific Northwest or Los Angeles.^ Recently many have been making derogatory comments about Smith's live performances, particularly his knack for cutting off songs before they are finished.
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^ People's perception of Smith's live performance is another bee in his bonnet.
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^ Los Angeles Show Calendar: February 2008 Video: Radiohead - "Bodysnatchers" (Live on Later...
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.A review of his December 20, 2001, show at Portland's Crystal Ballroom stated concern over his appearance and performance: his hair was uncharacteristically greasy and long; his face was bearded and gaunt; and during his songs he exhibited alarming signs of "memory-loss and butterfingers".[47] The crowd would often have to shout out the lyrics (and in some cases, guitar chords) when Smith could not think of them.^ A review of his December 20, 2001 show at Portland's Crystal Ballroom stated concern over his appearance and performance: his hair was uncharacteristically greasy and long; his face was bearded and gaunt; and during his songs he exhibited alarming signs of "memory-loss and butterfingers".
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^ The crowd would often have to shout out the lyrics (and in some cases, guitar chords) when Smith could not think of them.
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^ Smith's backing band during most of this period was the Portland-based group Quasi , consisting of former bandmate Sam Coomes on bass guitar and Coomes's ex-wife Janet Weiss on drums.
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[48]
.In the first of only three concerts performed in 2002, Smith co-headlined Northwestern University's A&O Ball with Wilco on May 2 in Chicago.^ In the first of only three concerts performed in 2002, Smith co-headlined Northwestern University 's "A&O Ball" with Wilco on May 2 in Chicago .
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^ Only three songs from Roman Candle were performed, with the majority of the ten-song set comprised of B-sides, Heatmiser tunes, and unreleased tracks.
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^ On November 25, 2002, Smith was involved in a brawl with the Los Angeles Police Department at a Flaming Lips / Beck concert.
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[49] He was onstage for nearly an hour, but failed to complete a single song.[7] He claimed that his poor performance was due to his left hand having fallen asleep, and told the audience it felt "like having stuff on your hand and you can't get it off."[7] Smith's performance was reviewed as "undoubtedly one of the worst performances ever by a musician"[50] and an "excruciating...nightmare".[51] A reporter for the online magazine Glorious Noise made the statement, "[I]t would not surprise me at all if Elliott Smith ends up dead within a year."[52]
.On November 25, 2002, Smith was involved in a brawl with the Los Angeles Police Department at a Flaming Lips/Beck concert.^ On November 25, 2002, Smith was involved in a brawl with the Los Angeles Police Department at a Flaming Lips / Beck concert.
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^ In the first of only three concerts performed in 2002, Smith co-headlined Northwestern University 's "A&O Ball" with Wilco on May 2 in Chicago .
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^ Smith died at a Los Angeles hospital from an apparently self-inflicted knife wound.
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[53] .Smith later said he was defending a man he thought the police were harassing.^ What can be said is that Smith and his girlfriend were victims of needless police brutality by off-duty officers working security for the event.
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.Assuming that Smith was homeless, the officers allegedly beat and arrested him and his girlfriend, Jennifer Chiba.^ Assuming that Smith was homeless, the officers allegedly beat and arrested him and his girlfriend, Jennifer Chiba .
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^ According to girlfriend Jennifer Chiba, with whom he was living at the time, the two were arguing, and she locked herself in the bathroom.
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^ With things improving for Smith after several troubled years, he began experimenting with noise music and worked on his girlfriend Jennifer Chiba's iMac with the intent of learning how to record with computers, noting that it was the only method with which he was still unfamiliar.
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.The two spent the night in jail.^ The two spent the night in jail.
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^ Both he and Jennifer Chiba spent the night in jail without the benefit of even seeing Beck's set.
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Smith's hand and back were injured in the incident, causing him to cancel a number of shows.[19] .Wayne Coyne, lead singer of The Flaming Lips and a friend of Smith's, stated concern over Smith's appearance and actions, saying that he "saw a guy who had lost control of himself.^ Wayne Coyne , lead singer of The Flaming Lips and a friend of Smith's, stated concern over Smith's appearance and actions, saying that he "saw a guy who had lost control of himself.
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^ Smith also began distancing himself from manager Margaret Mittleman, who had handled him since the Roman Candle days.
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^ Studios, who recorded Smith "It would be fair to say that his desire to hurt, injure or destroy himself was indomitable.
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.He was needy, he was grumpy, he was everything you wouldn't want in a person.^ He was needy, he was grumpy, he was everything you wouldn't want in a person.
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It's not like when you think of Keith Richards being pleasantly blissed out in the corner."[54]

2003: Reemergence and From a Basement on the Hill

.Smith had attempted to go to rehab several times, but found that he was unable to admit that his addiction was out of control.^ Smith had attempted to go to rehab several times, but said he "couldn't honestly do the first step...
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^ Although Smith admits his short-term memory hasn't returned in full, he expects it will get better in time.
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^ The album found Smith venturing further into full instrumentation, with several songs containing bass, drums, keyboards and electric guitars, all played by Smith.
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"I couldn't do the first step...I couldn't say what you were supposed to say and mean it."[19] In 2002, Smith went to the Neurotransmitter Restoration Center in Beverly Hills to start a course of treatment for his drug addiction. .In one of his final interviews, he spoke about the center, "What they do is an IV treatment where they put a needle in your arm, and you're on a drip bag, but the only thing that's in the drip bag is amino acids and saline solution.^ In one of his final interviews, he spoke about the center: "What they do is an IV treatment where they put a needle in your arm, and you're on a drip bag, but the only thing that's in the drip bag is amino acids and saline solution.
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^ Do you got your own thing?
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^ What they do is an IV treatment where they put a catheter in your arm, and you're on a drip bag, but the only thing that's in the drip bag is amino acids and saline solution.
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.I was coming off of a lot of psych meds and other things.^ I was coming off of a lot of psyche meds and other things.
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^ I was coming off of a lot of psych meds and other things.
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I was even on an antipsychotic, although I'm not psychotic."[19]
.Two sold-out solo acoustic concerts at Hollywood's Henry Fonda Theater, on January 31 and February 1, 2003 saw Smith attempting to reestablish his credibility as a live performer,[55] yielding mixed results.^ Northwest – Mudhoney and Nirvana – and going out to play an acoustic show was like crawling out on a limb and begging for it to be sawed off."
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^ On October 17, 1998, Smith appeared on Saturday Night Live and performed " Waltz #2 ."
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^ Death and reactions Elliott Smith died on October 21, 2003, at age 34 from two stab wounds to the chest.
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.Before the show, Smith scrawled "Kali - The Destroyer" (the Hindu goddess associated with time and change) in large block letters with permanent ink on his left arm, which was visible to the crowd during the performance.^ Smith's live performances during 2001 and 2002 were infrequent, typically in the Pacific Northwest or Los Angeles.
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^ Quasi also performed as the opening act at many shows on the tour, with Smith sometimes contributing bass, guitar or backing vocals.
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^ Recently many have been making derogatory comments about Smith's live performances, particularly his knack for cutting off songs before they are finished.
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[56][57] .On several songs he was backed by a stripped-down drum kit played by Robin Peringer (of the band 764-HERO), and on one track, members of opening band Rilo Kiley contributed backing vocals.^ Remaining half of song Instrumental except for “Ahhhs.” *A second vocal track seems to start this line off with the word "Closed", but it isn't completely clear, and the vocals can't be separated simply by listening to one speaker/side at a time.
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^ Rilo Kiley , More Adventurous (Barsuk): The L.A. band serves up a delicious smattering of indie hooks that reminds us that pop can have substance as well as be fun.
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.The shows were somewhat successful, but both saw Smith again forgetting lyrics and chords; he was unable to complete songs that had long been staples of his repertoire, such as "Alameda."^ Smith reflected the impact of this part of his life in the lyrics of " Some Song ": "Charlie beat you up week after week, and when you grow up you're going to be a freak."
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^ The crowd would often have to shout out the lyrics (and in some cases, guitar chords) when Smith could not think of them.
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.February 2010" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Smith would play only one more concert in his adopted hometown, three months later at The Derby.^ In 1996, filmmaker Jem Cohen recorded Smith playing acoustic songs for the short film Lucky Three: an Elliott Smith Portrait.
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^ In the first of only three concerts performed in 2002, Smith co-headlined Northwestern University 's "A&O Ball" with Wilco on May 2 in Chicago .
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^ Although this was the only Beatles song that Smith ever officially released, he is known to have recorded at least one other (" Revolution (Beatles cover) ", during the sessions for XO ), and played many songs by both the band and the members' solo projects at live concerts.
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After his 34th birthday on August 6, 2003, he gave up alcohol, caffeine, red meat, refined sugar, and his longtime (sometimes abused) regimen of psychiatric medication.[5] Director Mike Mills had been working with Smith during his final years and described Smith's troubles and apparent recovery: "I gave the script to him, then he dropped off the face of the earth...he went through his whole crazy time, but by the time I was done with the film, he was making From a Basement on the Hill and I was shocked that he was actually making music."[58]
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.With things improving for Smith after several troubled years, he began experimenting with noise music and worked on his girlfriend Jennifer Chiba's iMac with the intent of learning how to record with computers, noting that it was the only method with which he was still unfamiliar.^ After years of drug and alcohol abuse, it's really nothing short of miraculous that Elliott Smith is finally clean, sober and, with only six months of recovery, back at work.
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^ "It feels like a million years since I recorded what was initially going to be this new record," says Elliott Smith.
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^ Smith went on to say that the main lesson he learned from his first and only ill-fated band was "a lot of things I don't want to do musically.
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[19] .Smith jokingly labeled his experimental way of recording "The California Frown" (a play on the Beach Boys' "California Sound").^ Smith jokingly labeled his experimental way of recording "The California Frown" (a play on The Beach Boys ' " California Sound ").
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^ In 1996, filmmaker Jem Cohen recorded Smith playing acoustic songs for the short film Lucky Three: an Elliott Smith Portrait.
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^ The album contained 24 songs recorded by Smith between 1994 and 1997 during his tenure with the label.
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[59] .He said of the songs, "They're kind of more noisy with the pitch all distorted.^ They're kind of more noisy with the pitch all distorted.
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^ He said of the songs: "They're kind of more noisy with the pitch all distorted.
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^ Smith said that transitions were his favorite part of songs and that he preferred to write broader, more impressionistic music closer to pop rather than folk music.
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.Some are more acoustic, but there aren't too many like that.^ Keane , Hopes and Fears (Interscope): Less like Coldplay than the hype would have you believe, but in some ways more magical.
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.Lately I've just been making up a lot of noise."^ Lately I've just been making up a lot of noise.
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^ Lately I've just been making up a lot of noise."
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[19]
.He was also in the process of recording songs for the Thumbsucker soundtrack,[60] including Big Star's "Thirteen", and Cat Stevens' "Trouble".[58] In August 2003, Suicide Squeeze Records put out a limited-edition vinyl single for "Pretty (Ugly Before)", a song that Smith had been playing since the Figure 8 tour.^ In August 2003, Suicide Squeeze Records put out a limited-edition vinyl single for " Pretty (Ugly Before) ", a song that Smith had been playing since the Figure 8 tour.
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^ The song plays during a suicide attempt.
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^ He was also in the process of recording songs for the Thumbsucker soundtrack, including Big Star 's " Thirteen ", and Cat Stevens ' " Trouble ".
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.Steve Hanft described the last six months of Smith's life as being "like the light at the end of the tunnel" and was convinced that Smith was clean and recovered.^ After years of drug and alcohol abuse, it's really nothing short of miraculous that Elliott Smith is finally clean, sober and, with only six months of recovery, back at work.
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^ In the end, Smith did perform on the Oscar's, and it still remains one of the most surreal nights of his life.
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^ Elliott Smith makes his music much like he lives his life: on his own terms, for better or for worse.
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[61]

Death

.Smith died on October 21, 2003, at age 34 from two stab wounds to the chest.^ At age 34, he died in Los Angeles, California from two stab wounds to the chest.
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^ Death and reactions Elliott Smith died on October 21, 2003, at age 34 from two stab wounds to the chest.
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^ Steven Paul "Elliott" Smith (August 6, 1969 – October 21, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter and musician.
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[2] .According to girlfriend Jennifer Chiba—with whom he was sharing an apartment on Lemoyne Street in Echo Park at the time[62]—the two were arguing,[35] and she locked herself in the bathroom to take a shower.^ This time we were cordially invited to the Smith residence, which sits on a tree-lined hill, squeezed in-between similar, one-story houses in Echo Park.
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^ His girlfriend Jennifer Chiba, of the band Happy Endings, later admits that he is uncomfortable with money, which is one of the reasons why he began the foundation.
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[63] .Chiba heard him scream, and upon opening the door, saw Smith standing with a knife in his chest.^ Chiba heard him scream, and upon opening the door, saw Smith standing with a kitchen knife in his chest.
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^ Assuming that Smith was homeless, the officers allegedly beat and arrested him and his girlfriend, Jennifer Chiba .
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.She pulled the knife out, after which he collapsed and she called 9-1-1.^ She pulled the knife out, after which he collapsed and she called 911.
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Smith died in the hospital with the time of death listed as 1:36 p.m. .While Smith's death was originally reported as a suicide, the official autopsy report released in December 2003 left open the question of possible homicide.^ While Smith's death was originally reported as a suicide, the official autopsy report released in December 2003 left open the question of possible homicide.
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^ With his death not being officially declared a suicide, a journalist noted that some have suspected foul play, but also that the authorities do not seem to be investigating the case further.
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^ Death and reactions Elliott Smith died on October 21, 2003, at age 34 from two stab wounds to the chest.
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[2] .A possible suicide note, written on a Post-it, read, "I'm so sorry—love, Elliott.^ By Susan Elliott   |  Published 3/26/2009 Te Amo, I love You This is piece is done in charcoal, and if you look close you can see I love you written all over the background.
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^ A possible suicide note, written on a Post-it, read, "I'm so sorry—love, Elliott.
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God forgive me."[2]
.According to Pitchfork Media, record producer Larry Crane reported on his Tape Op message board that he had planned to help Smith mix his album in mid-November.^ According to Pitchfork , producer Larry Crane reported on his Tape Op message board that he had planned to help Smith mix his album in mid-November.
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^ With Smith's family in control of his estate, they chose to bring in Rob Schnapf and Smith's ex-girlfriend Joanna Bolme to sort through and mix the album.
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^ The pair had recorded a substantial amount of music for the album, when Brion confronted Smith about his drug and alcohol abuse.
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.Crane wrote, "I hadn't talked to Elliott in over a year.^ Crane wrote: "I hadn't talked to Elliott in over a year.
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^ By Susan Elliott   |  Published 2/25/2009 Portholes to the Soul I wrote this years ago, and stumbled across it today.
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.His girlfriend, Jennifer, called me [last week] and asked if I'd like to come to L.A. and help mix and finish [Smith's album].^ It's now come to that golden moment in the evening where Smith is going to play us a few tracks off of his new album From a Basement on the Hill .
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^ He says the album is coming along nicely and is all but finished, with the exception of a final mix for a few tracks.
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^ Smith also started a foundation for abused children shortly after the release of his last album Figure 8 .
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.I said yes, of course, and chatted with Elliott for the first time in ages.^ I said yes, of course, and chatted with Elliott for the first time in ages.
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^ Smith had attempted to go to rehab several times, but said he "couldn't honestly do the first step...
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^ "This is the first interview I've done in a long time," mumbles a slouching Elliott Smith.
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.It seems surreal that he would call me to finish an album and then a week later kill himself.^ It seems surreal that he would call me to finish an album and then a week later kill himself.
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^ Two of these songs would appear on his next album, Either/Or , another Kill Rock Stars release that came out in 1997 to favorable reviews.
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^ The album is short, only nine songs, but you can hear all the raw elements that would come together on his later albums.
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I talked to Jennifer this morning, who was obviously shattered and in tears, and she said, 'I don't understand, he was so healthy.'"[64]
.The coroner's report revealed that no traces of illegal substances or alcohol were found in his system at the time of his death.^ The coroner's report revealed that no traces of illegal substances or alcohol were found in his system at the time of his death.
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.But did find prescribed levels of antidepressant and attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder medications in his system, including Clonazepam, Mirtazapine, Atomoxetine and Amphetamine (the latter a byproduct of metabolizing the drugs).^ The coroner did find anti-depressant and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder medications in his system, but at prescribed levels.
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[65] With his death not being officially declared a suicide, a journalist noted that some have suspected foul play, but also that the authorities do not seem to be investigating the case further.[66] Smith's body was cremated.[67] No public burial site or memorial was ever formally announced.
The memorial outside Solutions Audio in Los Angeles, California in August 2006.

Reaction

.Shortly after Smith's death, a fan memorial was initiated outside of Solutions Audio (4334 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California), the site at which the cover of the Figure 8 album was shot.^ The Shore , The Shore (Maverick): With their dreamy harmonies, grand instrumentals and genuine emotion, this Los Angeles trio is the answer to Verve fans' prayers.
  • Elliott Smith - Pop baroque - Indie Rock - Alternative / Punk - Musique - www.real.com 19 January 2010 18:23 UTC france.real.com [Source type: General]

^ Jump Clubb - Los Angeles (Elliott Smith cover) (MP3) .
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^ Jump Clubb Covers Elliott Smith's "Angeles" (MP3) .
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.Farewell messages to Smith were written on the wall, and flowers, photos, candles, and empty bottles of alcohol mentioned in Smith's songs were left.^ Farewell messages to Smith were written on the wall, flowers were brought and photos, candles and empty bottles of alcohol mentioned in Smith's songs were left.
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[68] .Since then, the wall has been repeatedly tagged by gang signs,[69][70] and, despite having been repainted to its original state in February 2008 and promises from Solutions' owner to maintain the site, the wall is now largely covered by unrelated graffiti.^ The owner of Solutions has, as of April 2008, allowed the memorial to stand.
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[71][72]
Memorial concerts were held in several cities in the United States and the United Kingdom.[59] .A petition was soon put forth with intent to make part of the Silver Lake area a memorial park in Smith's honor.^ A petition was soon put forth with intent to make part of the Silver Lake area a memorial park in Smith's honor.
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^ De Wilde was responsible for the Figure 8 sleeve art, making a landmark and de facto Smith memorial of the Solutions Audio mural.
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.It received over 10,000 signatures, but no plans to establish the park have been announced.^ It received over 10,000 signatures, but no plans to go forth with the park have been announced.
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[59] A memorial plaque located inside Smith's former high school, Lincoln High, was hung in July 2006.[73] The plaque has the line "I'm never gonna know you now, but I'm gonna love you anyhow," from Smith's song "Waltz #2".
.Since Smith's death, many musical acts have paid him tribute.^ Since Smith's death, many musical acts have paid him tribute.
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^ Smith also began distancing himself from manager Margaret Mittleman, who had handled him since the Roman Candle days.
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^ Elliott Smith , From a Basement on the Hill (Anti-): This proves that, before his violent death, Smith was actually creating the most beautiful and ambitious music of his career.
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.Songs in tribute to, or about Smith have been released by Rilo Kiley ("Ripchord" and "It Just Is" on More Adventurous),[74] Sparta ("Bombs and Us"),[59] Third Eye Blind ("Elliott Smith" on Symphony of Decay), Ben Folds ("Late" on Songs for Silverman),[75] Rhett Miller ("The Believer" on The Believer),[76] Earlimart ("Heaven Adores You" on Treble and Tremble),[77] Joan As Police Woman ("We Don't Own It" on Real Life),[78] and Pete Yorn ("Bandstand in the Sky" on Nightcrawler, a song jointly dedicated to Jeff Buckley).^ Songs in tribute to, or about Smith have been released by Rilo Kiley (" Ripchord " and " It Just Is " on More Adventurous ), Sparta (" Bombs and Us "), Third Eye Blind (" Elliott Smith " on Symphony Of Decay ), Mary Lorson (" Lonely Boy " on Realistic ), Ben Folds (" Late " on Songs for Silverman ), Rhett Miller (" The Believer " on The Believer ), Earlimart (" Heaven Adores You " on Treble and Tremble ), Pete Yorn (" Bandstand in the Sky " on Nightcrawler , a song jointly dedicated to Jeff Buckley ), and Ginger Sling (" Faith " on the " Room " EP).
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^ Several tribute albums have been released since his death: To: Elliott From: Portland, Home to Oblivion: Elliott Smith Tribute, Remote Memory: A Tribute to Elliott Smith, A Tribute to Elliott Smith and The String Quartet Tribute to Elliott Smith .
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^ Christopher Cooper, head of Cavity Search Records (which released Roman Candle ), said about this time in Smith's life: "I talked him out of thinking that he wanted to kill himself numerous times when he was in Portland.
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Several tribute albums have been released since his death.
.On July 30, 2004, Jennifer Chiba filed a lawsuit against the Smith family for 15% of his earnings (over $1 million),[79] claiming that she and Smith lived as "husband and wife",[80] that the singer pledged to take care of her financially for the rest of her life, and that she worked as his manager and agent from around 2000 until his death.^ With things improving for Smith after several troubled years, he began experimenting with noise music and worked on his girlfriend Jennifer Chiba's iMac with the intent of learning how to record with computers, noting that it was the only method with which he was still unfamiliar.
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^ According to girlfriend Jennifer Chiba, with whom he was living at the time, the two were arguing, and she locked herself in the bathroom.
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^ Assuming that Smith was homeless, the officers allegedly beat and arrested him and his girlfriend, Jennifer Chiba .
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[81] A state labor commissioner ruled her claim as manager to be invalid, as she had worked as an "unlicensed talent agent" under California's Talent Agencies Act. The case made it to the California appellate court in October 2007, but was defeated 2–1; Chiba could potentially appeal the case to the Supreme Court of California.[82]

Posthumous releases

.From a Basement on the Hill, with almost four years in production, was released on October 19, 2004, by ANTI- Records (a part of Epitaph Records).^ Elliott Smith , From a Basement on the Hill (Anti-): This proves that, before his violent death, Smith was actually creating the most beautiful and ambitious music of his career.
  • Elliott Smith - Pop baroque - Indie Rock - Alternative / Punk - Musique - www.real.com 19 January 2010 18:23 UTC france.real.com [Source type: General]

^ Elliott Smith , From a Basement on the Hill (Anti-): Amid some controversy, Smith's estate reworked some of the tracks on this album before releasing it.
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^ Elliott Smith , From a Basement on the Hill (Anti-): Lionizing the dead is such a cliche, but sometimes they deserve to be lionized.
  • Elliott Smith - Pop baroque - Indie Rock - Alternative / Punk - Musique - www.real.com 19 January 2010 18:23 UTC france.real.com [Source type: General]

.With Smith's family in control of his estate, they chose to bring in Rob Schnapf and Smith's ex-girlfriend Joanna Bolme to sort through and mix the album.^ Elliott Smith , From a Basement on the Hill (Anti-): Amid some controversy, Smith's estate reworked some of the tracks on this album before releasing it.
  • Elliott Smith - Pop baroque - Indie Rock - Alternative / Punk - Musique - www.real.com 19 January 2010 18:23 UTC france.real.com [Source type: General]

.Although predicted by Smith to be a double album or a regular album with a bonus disc,[55] it was released as a 15-track single album.^ Elliott Smith , From a Basement on the Hill (Anti-): Amid some controversy, Smith's estate reworked some of the tracks on this album before releasing it.
  • Elliott Smith - Pop baroque - Indie Rock - Alternative / Punk - Musique - www.real.com 19 January 2010 18:23 UTC france.real.com [Source type: General]

^ Musique > Alternative / Punk > Indie Rock > Pop baroque > Elliott Smith Accueil Albums / Singles Articles Galerie Articles .
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.Many of the darkest songs from the sessions (later leaked onto the Internet) were not included, such as "True Love" (which deals graphically with addiction and rehab), "Abused", "Stickman", "Flowers for Charlie" (which concerns Smith's troubled relationship with his stepfather), and "Suicide Machine" (a reworking of the Figure 8-era unreleased instrumental, "Tiny Time Machine").^ Tiny Time Machine/Suicide Machine (TTM version is instrumental; SM version not yet leaked) 44.
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^ Tiny Time Machine/Suicide Machine Instrumental Note: Suicide Machine is the version with lyrics, which has not been released or leaked.
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^ This list may change and grow over time, depending on whether additional songs are found and leaked, but this is how they stand as of August 2006: 25.
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[44] It is rumored that the decision not to have these songs on the record was taken by the family, as they had the final say in what should and should not be released.[44] .Reviews of the album were mostly positive,[83] but some were more critical; The Onion's A.V. Club wrote that "the album he left behind turns out to be messy, complicated, and unquestionably not his defining work...^ Cursive Make some more albums!
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^ Day after day, I’d steal with my true love away To some hide-out we’d left undisturbed – We could do what we wanted.
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^ You looked all over town, Got turned around To walk back through the mud – The kind you had left behind you.
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the album still earns its place—not at the top, and unfortunately as a bookend—in a jarringly important body of work."[84]
.Elliott Smith and the Big Nothing, a biography by Benjamin Nugent, was rushed to publication and hit stores shortly after From a Basement on the Hill, barely beyond the first anniversary of the musician's death.^ Elliott Smith , From a Basement on the Hill (Anti-): This proves that, before his violent death, Smith was actually creating the most beautiful and ambitious music of his career.
  • Elliott Smith - Pop baroque - Indie Rock - Alternative / Punk - Musique - www.real.com 19 January 2010 18:23 UTC france.real.com [Source type: General]

^ Elliott Smith , From a Basement on the Hill (Anti-): Amid some controversy, Smith's estate reworked some of the tracks on this album before releasing it.
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^ Elliott Smith , From a Basement on the Hill (Anti-): Lionizing the dead is such a cliche, but sometimes they deserve to be lionized.
  • Elliott Smith - Pop baroque - Indie Rock - Alternative / Punk - Musique - www.real.com 19 January 2010 18:23 UTC france.real.com [Source type: General]

Smith's family, as well as Joanna Bolme, Jennifer Chiba, Neil Gust, Sam Coomes, and Janet Weiss, all declined to be interviewed and did not support the publication of the book. It contained interviews with Rob Schnapf, David McConnell, and Pete Krebs. The book received mixed reviews, with Publishers Weekly remarking that while "Nugent manages to patch together the major beats of Smith's life, he can offer little meaningful insight" and that Smith's fans "will be disappointed by this short and shallow biography."[85]
.On May 8, 2007, a posthumous two-disc compilation album entitled New Moon was released by Kill Rock Stars.^ Kill Rock Stars ...
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^ New Moon (Album, Comp) ◄ (4 versions) .
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^ Some Songs: From The Kill Rock Stars Singles (CD, Comp) .
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.The album contained 24 songs recorded by Smith between 1994 and 1997 during his tenure with the label that were not included on albums, as well as a few early versions and previously released B-sides.^ See You in Heaven Instrumental Note: Although this song was to have included lyrics, reports seem to indicate that Elliott never got around to recording them.
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^ Instrumental Note: This is an unleaked “noise” song reportedly recorded during the Basement sessions.
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^ Last Smith Songs in Film Late singer-songwriter recorded covers for "Thumbsucker" September 12, 2005 .
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.In the United States, the album debuted at number 24 on the Billboard 200, selling about 24,000 copies in its first week.^ Do you know anything interesting or unusual about number 24?
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[86] The record received favorable reviews[87] and was Metacritic's 15th best-reviewed album of 2007.[88] A significant portion of the proceeds from album sales are to go to Outside In, a social service agency for low-income adults and homeless youth in Portland, Oregon.[89]
On October 25, 2007, a book titled Elliott Smith was released by Autumn de Wilde,[90] which consists of photographs, handwritten lyrics and "revealing talks with Smith's inner circle."[91] De Wilde was responsible for the Figure 8 sleeve art, making a landmark and de facto Smith memorial of the Solutions Audio mural. .A five-song CD featuring previously unreleased live recordings of Smith performing acoustically at Club Largo in Los Angeles was included in the release.^ Also, no live recording of this song has yet been found.
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^ Unless accompanied by a date/place indicating when and where a song was played live, song lyrics listed are from studio recordings.
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^ Re: Elliott Smith - Unreleased Songs, 25 - 51 .
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.Following the singer's death, the Smith estate licensed his songs for use in a number of film and television projects, such as One Tree Hill, The Girl Next Door, Georgia Rule, and Paranoid Park.^ Elliott Smith , From a Basement on the Hill (Anti-): This proves that, before his violent death, Smith was actually creating the most beautiful and ambitious music of his career.
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^ Elliott Smith , From a Basement on the Hill (Anti-): Amid some controversy, Smith's estate reworked some of the tracks on this album before releasing it.
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^ Elliott Smith , From a Basement on the Hill (Anti-): Lionizing the dead is such a cliche, but sometimes they deserve to be lionized.
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In a March 2009 interview, Larry Crane said that the estate of Elliott Smith was now "defunct" and all rights previously held by the singer are now in the control of "his parents."[92] Crane went on to say that his parents own the rights to Smith's high school recordings, some of the Heatmiser material, all solo songs recorded up until his 1998 record deal with Dreamworks, and From a Basement on the Hill.[92]
.In December 2009, Kill Rock Stars announced that it had obtained the rights to re-release Roman Candle and From a Basement on the Hill, originally released by Cavity Search and Anti-, respectively.^ Earlier this week, Kill Rock Stars announced that it'd acquired the rights to Elliott Smith's first and last records -- 1994's Roman Candle , originally on Cavity Search, and 2004's posthumous ANTI- release, From A Basement On A Hill -- and that reissues are scheduled for April 6, 2010.
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^ Today Kill Rock Stars announced the news that Elliott Smith 's first LP Roman Candle is getting the remaster/rerelease treatment (including the first ever vinyl release in the US) on April 6th, 2010.

^ ANTI- , backlash , Chris Martins , Elliott Smith , Kill Rock Stars , unreleased songs .
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[93] Roman Candle will be remastered by Larry Crane.[93] .Along with the press release, Kill Rock Stars posted a previously unreleased track of Smith's, titled "Cecilia/Amanda", as a free download.^ Kill Rock Stars (11) .
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^ Elliott Smith , From a Basement on the Hill (Anti-): Amid some controversy, Smith's estate reworked some of the tracks on this album before releasing it.
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^ Elliott Smith Reissues Due in April, Free Download of Unreleased “Cecilia/Amanda” Out Now December 15, 2009 .
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[93]

Musical style and influences

.Smith respected and was inspired by many artists and styles, including Big Star,[94] The Clash,[12] The Who,[94] Led Zeppelin,[94] Kiss,[12] The Kinks,[95] Pink Floyd,[94] Rush,[94] Elvis Costello[96], Television[97], Motown and flamenco records,[12] AC/DC,[98] Hank Williams,[12] Scorpions,[99] and Modest Mouse.^ Modest Mouse , Good News for People Who Love Bad News (Epic): Good news for people who always believed in a man named Isaac Brock.
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^ Modest Mouse - Good News for People Who Love Bad News (302) 32.
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^ Last Smith Songs in Film Late singer-songwriter recorded covers for "Thumbsucker" September 12, 2005 .
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[100] Smith claimed to listen exclusively to selected albums (such as The Marble Index by Nico) for months.[98] Sean Croghan, a former roommate of Smith's, said that the singer "listened almost exclusively to slow jams" in his senior year at college.[99] Smith was also known to gain inspiration from novels, religion and philosophy. He liked classic literature, especially Samuel Beckett, T. S. Eliot, and Fyodor Dostoyevsky (and other Russian novelists).[98]
Smith mentioned his admiration for Bob Dylan in several interviews, citing him as an early musical influence. He once commented: "My father taught me how to play "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right". I love Dylan's words, but even more than that, I love the fact that he loves words."[10] Smith covered Dylan's "When I Paint My Masterpiece" several times in concert. Smith has also been favourably compared to folk singer Nick Drake, due to his fingerpicking style and vocals. Darryl Cater of Allmusic called references to "the definitive folk loner" Drake, "inevitable",[101] and Smith's lyrics have been compared to those in Drake's minimalist and haunting final album.[102]
.Smith was a dedicated fan of The Beatles (as well as their solo projects), once noting that he had been listening to them frequently since he was about "four years old"[103] and also claimed that hearing The White Album was his original inspiration to become a musician.^ Roman Candle is Elliott Smith’s first solo album and was originally released on Portland’s Cavity Search Records in 1994.
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^ Rhett Miller Becomes a "Believer" Old 97's singer explores love and death on second solo album December 9, 2005 .
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^ Green Day , American Idiot (Reprise): An addictive, forceful and disillusioned masterpiece well worth a four-year wait.
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[98] .In 1998, Smith contributed a cover of the Beatles song "Because" to the closing credits and soundtrack of the film American Beauty.^ Last Smith Songs in Film Late singer-songwriter recorded covers for "Thumbsucker" September 12, 2005 .
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.Although this was the only Beatles song that Smith ever officially released, he is known to have recorded at least two others ("Revolution" and "I'll Be Back"), and played many songs by both the band and the members' solo projects at live concerts.^ What is your favorite guitar solo (or any other instrumental part if the band doesn't use guitars) by 44?
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^ Unless accompanied by a date/place indicating when and where a song was played live, song lyrics listed are from studio recordings.
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^ See You in Heaven Instrumental Note: Although this song was to have included lyrics, reports seem to indicate that Elliott never got around to recording them.
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[104]
Regarding his songwriting, Smith said:[105]
The way I think about it is... .I don't really think about it in terms of language, I think about it more like shapes.^ I don’t think this product is a “must” have, but looks like they are on the brink of something really great, if and when they make a tablet “PC” that has sensitivity control, so I can get thick thin lines in illustrator with the brush tool.
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^ Fell in like a leaf on the water – Nowhere that I’m going to now (no more) Don’t try reading my mind, It isn’t gonna get you anywhere.
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^ I don’t think there’s a real need to doc with another Mac because of the direction that Apple is going with their on-line and store content.
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That's an interesting thing to talk about but it's difficult. I'm really into chord changes. That was the thing that I liked when I was a kid. So, I'm not like a... I don't make up "a riff" really. It's usually like... that sequence that has some implied melody in it or something like that.
Smith said that transitions were his favorite part of songs and that he preferred to write broader, more impressionistic music closer to pop rather than folk music.[12] .Smith compared his songs to stories or dreams, not purely confessional pieces that people could relate to.^ Don't get me wrong--the song is not bad, but compared to the Elliott Smith we're used to, it just doesn't quite measure up."
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[31] .When asked about the dark nature of his songwriting and the cult following he was gaining, Smith said he felt it was merely a product of him writing songs that were strongly meaningful to him rather than anything contrived.^ My designer friend who literally knows nothing about Apple products asked if it could run Photoshop.
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[31] .Larry Crane, Smith's posthumous archivist, has said that he was surprised at the amount of "recycling of musical ideas" that he has encountered while cataloging the singer's private tapes:[92] "I found songs recorded in high school reworked 15 years on.^ That said, it's hard to imagine a better distraction tactic (unintended, we're sure) than releasing a free MP3 of a heretofore unheard Smith track, which is exactly what KRS has done in the form of "Cecilia/Amanda," a reworking of a song originally credited to Smith's high school band Stranger Than Fiction, titled "Time Is Ours Now."
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^ Also, no live recording of this song has yet been found.
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^ More Jan 18, 10:00am Cover Me Music is about making noise kind of by definition, so the number of songs extolling the virtues of silence is surprising.
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.Lyrics became more important to him as he became older, and more time was spent working on them."^ The Boy Least Likely To - The Best Party Ever (254) Read more 3 comments Add Comment All-Time Favorite Albums (A Work In Progress) .
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[92]

Selected discography

Release date Album Label
July 14, 1994 Roman Candle Cavity Search Records
Domino Records
July 21, 1995 Elliott Smith Kill Rock Stars
Domino Records
February 25, 1997 Either/Or Kill Rock Stars
Domino Records
August 25, 1998 XO DreamWorks Records
April 18, 2000 Figure 8 DreamWorks Records
October 19, 2004 From a Basement on the Hill ANTI-Records
Domino Records
May 8, 2007 New Moon Kill Rock Stars
Domino Records

Notes

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  78. ^ Tiny Mix Tapes review: "Joan as Police Woman review."
  79. ^ California Court of Appeals records concerning J. Chiba vs. The Estate of Elliott Smith.
  80. ^ Rolling Stone article: "KISS Announce “Kissology Vol. 3,” Bob Dylan “I’m Not There” Concert Coming to NYC, Foxy Brown Pleads Not Guilty".
  81. ^ Mtv.com article: "C-Murder To Be Tried Again For Murder; Plus Britney Spears, 'Hannah Montana,' Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance & More, In For The Record".
  82. ^ AOL.com article: "Dead Rocker's Girlfriend Cut Out of Estate".
  83. ^ "Metacritic: From a Basement on the Hill". The album holds a "Universal acclaim" metascore of 88. http://www.metacritic.com/music/artists/smithelliott/fromabasementonthehill?q=From%20a%20Basement%20on%20the%20Hill. Retrieved 2007-01-25. 
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  103. ^ Smith said this when asked "Have you been listening to a lot of Beatles lately?" in Strange Parallel.
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Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

.Elliott Smith (August 6, 1969October 21, 2003) was an American songwriter and musician.^ Smith died October 21, 2003 at his home in Los Angeles.
  • TrouserPress.com :: Heatmiser 19 January 2010 18:23 UTC www.trouserpress.com [Source type: General]

^ Elliott Smith Memorial Forum 1969-2003.
  • Elliott Smith - BlamoNet 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.blamonet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Elliott Smith - BlamoNet 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.blamonet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Elliott Smith (1969-2003) IMAGE: PAUL SOLEVAD .
  • “"Elliott Smith (1969-2003)"” | Willamette Week | October 29th, 2003 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.wweek.com [Source type: General]

Contents

General

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  • "I think the music business will eventually crush me, but I [smiles]...^ Smith: "I think the music business will eventually crush me, but I'm ready … I like it better than spreading gravel for a living."
    • Elliott Smith Gets Hand Sawed Off by Crazy Doctor -- Vulture 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC nymag.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "I think the music business will eventually crush me, but I [smiles]...
    • Elliott Smith quotes and quotes by Elliott Smith 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.iwise.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "I think the music business will eventually crush me, but I [smiles] ...
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    I'm ready." - in .Strange Parallel
  • [when asked about cigarettes] "I don't recommend them...^ The excellent short film about Elliott, “Strange Parallel” directed by Steve Hanft, will also be screened.
    • Elliott Smith Tribute Show, Beck Reflects on Smith 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.donewaiting.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Don’t ask me about that hobgoblin line.
    • na: the clientele & elliott smith at 17 dots 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC 17dots.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But most of all: "What showcase do you recommend to see some good new bands I don't know about?"
    • elliottsmith coverage by Austinist 19 January 2010 18:23 UTC austinist.com [Source type: General]

    but I smoke them." - seen at .http://youtube.com/watch?v=nJN1wdDUpDg
  • "Everybody gets a tag.^ I like tweetlevel, very similar to my site http://twittruth.com - kind of blurs that "unique tool" tag you added to your app :) .
    • G2007 » Blog Archive » Elliott Smith 19 January 2010 18:23 UTC g2007.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Prince - Adore: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JF0aZBZm… A former roommate said that Mr. Smith listened only to slow jams his senior year.
    • In loving memory of Elliott Smith...? - Yahoo! Answers 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC answers.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ JN1wdDUpDg "Everybody gets a tag.
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    .If you listen to a Velvet Underground record, you don't think, 'Godfathers of Punk.'^ If you listen to a Velvet Underground record, you don't think, 'Godfathers of Punk.'
    • Elliott Smith quotes and quotes by Elliott Smith 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.iwise.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Don’t think when you’re manic.

    ^ Elliott Smith I like home recordings and studio recordings just as much as each other - I don't think one is better - but for this record I wanted to see what I could do in a real studio with real producers.

    .You just think, 'This sounds great.'^ You just think, 'This sounds great.'
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I think you just collect them, as they collect you.

    ^ I think you can download a free mp3 off amazon too, Between the Bars, and its a great song.
    • Elliott Smith - Philadelphonic Forums 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC forum.philadelphonic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Elliott Smith - Philadelphonic Forums 19 January 2010 18:23 UTC forum.philadelphonic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The tags are there in order to help try to sell something by giving it a name that's going to stick in somebody's memory.^ The tags are there in order to help try to sell something by giving it a name that's going to stick in somebody's memory.
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ There's always some sort of name tag on any band, any person, so if that's the one I have, that's great."
    • Elliott Smith, 1969-2003: Found fame in 'Good Will Hunting' 19 January 2010 18:23 UTC www.seattlepi.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "For a change this time, I'm really going to try and sell this record, which is a new idea-but not a bad one in this case-because the money is not going to me.
    • :.. Elliott Smith: Better Off Than Dead | Under The Radar ..: 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.undertheradarmag.com [Source type: General]

    But it doesn't describe it. .So 'depressing' isn't a word I would use to describe my music.^ So 'depressing' isn't a word I would use to describe my music.
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ About two years ago I completely swore off Elliott due to my tendency to obsess over his music, an obsession that inevitably leads to depression.
    • Radio Exile | Rubbernecking At Elliott Smith’s Suicide 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC radioexile.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I hate to say this, but I’m honestly struggling to think of situations where using an iPad would be more appropriate / useful / fun than using either my MBP or iPhone.
    • Elliot Jay Stocks » First thoughts on the iPad 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC elliotjaystocks.com [Source type: General]

    .But there is some sadness in it -- there has to be, so that the happiness in it will matter."^ Smith was able to bring me into another world: never sad, never happy, always able to sing along and know there was something better around the corner.
    • Being There » Elliott Smith 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC beingtheremag.com [Source type: General]

    [citation needed]
  • .
  • "I don't intend to write depressing songs and I'd probably rather write happy ones" in Spongey Monkey #3
  • "I hope that Dreamworks can sell enough records that they're happy - so I don't get dropped."^ He was actively writing and recording songs.
    • The Death of singer Elliott Smith 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.scottmichaels.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I hope they record it.
    • Elliott Smith Tribute Show, Beck Reflects on Smith 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.donewaiting.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ They’re dream-songs of a sort.
    • In Which I Don't Think I'm Ever Gonna Figure It Out - Home - This Recording 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC thisrecording.com [Source type: General]

    [citation needed]
  • .
  • What we need are some dancers.^ What we need are some dancers.
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    Or maybe...answers? does anybody have any answers?"
Someone in the crowd: "Your ass!"
.Smith: "My ass?!^ Smith : "My ass?!
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

That's a good answer."[citation needed]
.
  • "If you play acoustic guitar you're the depressed, sensitive guy."^ If you play acoustic guitar you're...

    ^ Elliott Smith If you play acoustic guitar you're the depressed, sensitive guy.

    ^ Elliott played acoustic guitar and sang.
    • SomeSongs: An Elliott Smith Live Music Resource 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.somesongs.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [citation needed]
  • .
  • "Sometimes people seem to think that my songs are more personal than somebody else's and I don't really think that's true.^ But I don't think any of us really consider that.
    • Pitchfork: Listen to an Unearthed Elliott Smith Song 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC pitchfork.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Some people think his songs are depressing, but I don't think so.

    ^ "Sometimes people seem to think that my songs are more personal than somebody else's and I don't really think that's true.
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    .Y'know, I think my songs reveal whatever they reveal; they say certain things about who I am, whereas Will Smith singing "Gettin' Jiggy With It" reveals certain things about who he is.^ Y'know, I think my songs reveal whatever they reveal; they say certain things about who I am, whereas Will Smith singing "Gettin' Jiggy With It" reveals certain things about who he is.
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ What more can I say about Elliott Smith?
    • Go-to Album Review: Elliot Smith, Figure 8 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC www.servethesong.net [Source type: General]

    ^ I think it is one of my favorite things ever.
    • Amoeblog > Tag > elliott smith 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.amoeba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Amoeblog > 2009-03 > Elliott Smith's Strange Parallel 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.amoeba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Like for one thing that he doesn't mind singing a senseless song.^ Like for one thing that he doesn't mind singing a senseless song.
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ The opening Coast To Coast is one of Smith's heaviest songs in years, the crunchy guitar chords bringing to mind his early days in Heatmiser.
    • Elliott Smith - From A Basement On The Hill | album reviews | musicOMH.com 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.musicomh.com [Source type: General]

    ^ For one thing, this being an instrumental recording, the listener loses out on the lyrics, which were a critical component and entirely the point of Smiths songs.
    • Christopher O�Riley � Home to Oblivion:An Elliott Smith Tribute � World Village - Audiophile Audition 19 January 2010 18:23 UTC www.audaud.com [Source type: General]

    But I don't know. .It's just--I don't know.^ I don't know if we turned them down, we just said, "Oh, we don't want to do it right now."
    • Pitchfork: Listen to an Unearthed Elliott Smith Song 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC pitchfork.com [Source type: General]

    ^ If you were just dreaming about what you could do, I don't know-- there was a time when we were thinking of seeing if we could thaw out Walt Disney's frozen head.
    • Pitchfork: Listen to an Unearthed Elliott Smith Song 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC pitchfork.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I don't come from Portland or the United State and I know Elliott Smith music since just a few months.
    • Think Out Loud Elliott Smith, Five Years Later · Oregon Public Broadcasting 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.opb.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .It's sort of like if no one is playing--if people who are by and large on the radio and television really don't give a shit what words they're singing, then someone comes along who actually sings about things that matter to them, then everybody thinks that their lyrics are really personal.^ Like for one thing that he doesn't mind singing a senseless song.
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ They're really rare and really expensive."
    • :.. Elliott Smith: Better Off Than Dead | Under The Radar ..: 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.undertheradarmag.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It's sort of like if no one is playing--if people who are by and large on the radio and television really don't give a shit what words they're singing, then someone comes along who actually sings about things that matter to them, then everybody thinks that their lyrics are really personal.
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    But it's just situational."[citation needed]
  • .
  • "Well, I try not to think about the general public since I have no idea what the general public is and I don't think anybody does."^ Facebook · Email · Download · · Bookmark · Source wikiquote Powerpoint Wallpaper " "Well, I try not to think about the general public since I have no idea what the general public is and I don't think anybody does."
    • Elliott Smith quotes and quotes by Elliott Smith 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.iwise.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I had no idea he was having troubles as of late, or about any accident..
    • will the new elliott smith album EVER come out? - woxy.com > Boards 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC woxy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ But then, Smith's family comes out in a reply; makes it clear they are 100% behind the investigation, they don't have ANY idea what 'the truth' is, and anybody who says that they DO.....
    • Was Elliott Smith murdered? 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.haxan.com [Source type: General]

    [citation needed]
  • .
  • "Here's a song I made up while I was watching Xena the Warrior Princess with the sound off.^ "Here's a song I made up while I was watching Xena the Warrior Princess with the sound off.
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ When bands get stuck with that "Beatle-esque" tag, it's generally not because their songs sound like they coulda come off the Help soundtrack.
    • Elliot Smith RIP: Apparently Elliot Smith killed himself in LA. 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC www.nadamucho.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Subsequent to getting off the road in support of figure 8, Smith had begun writing and reworking the songs that make up his forthcoming release, from a basement on a hill.
    • Epitaph Records: Elliott Smith 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.epitaph.com [Source type: General]
    • Amazon.com: Elliott Smith: Albums, Songs, Bios, Photos 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
    • Alice@97.3 San Francisco - Artist Page - Elliott Smith 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC www.radioalice.com [Source type: General]

    It's a fact. I had a secret crush on Xena. It was a secret to me too. I wouldn't admit it. She's pretty fuckin' tough. She has a good yell... she kills the stupid gladiators with the log-trap. Release the log-trap! .She releases the log-trap and they all get...^ Release the log-trap!
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ She releases the log-trap and they all get...
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ They will sell loads of iPads and after a year or so release a version with all the cool extra’s everybody wants.
    • Elliot Jay Stocks » First thoughts on the iPad 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC elliotjaystocks.com [Source type: General]

    crushed. .They'd all wanna be with her if they could, but unfortunately they're not on her side.^ They'd all wanna be with her if they could, but unfortunately they're not on her side.
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ They pop into my head all the time for reasons i don't understand and i really wish i could ask him what exactly he meant by them....
    • ELLIOTT SMITH LYRICS 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC www.sing365.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The bittersweet melodies, the double tracked vocals, the fragile hope and radiant beauty, they're all to be found in abundance.
    • Elliott Smith New MoonAlbum Review, New album reviews and latest album releases on Yahoo! Music 19 January 2010 18:23 UTC uk.launch.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

    .It's a lot better with the sound off.^ It's a lot better with the sound off.
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    Really, it is. .And the song didn't have anything to do with Xena...^ Elliott was just 'one the guys' and other than me really liking his voice & preferring his songs, I didn't think anything of it.
    • Elliott Smith Archival Interview From Local DJ Shane Kennedy - Phoenix Music - Up on the Sun 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    but... .I was about half a bottle through Jameson's...^ I was about half a bottle through Jameson's ...
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ About half way through you get a certain deja vu feel from the songs.
    • mp3hugger: Elliott Smith - Figure 8 ~ indie mp3s you can hug ~ 19 January 2010 18:23 UTC mp3hugger.com [Source type: General]

    if that makes any sense."
- before playing "Between the Bars" at a concert in 1996. http://www.archive.org/details/esmith2006-09-25..flacf
.
  • "Playing it safe is the most popular way to fail."^ "Playing it safe is the most popular way to fail."
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    [citation needed]
  • .
  • "New songs are where its at, as far as I'm concerned."^ Elliot has played numerous new songs during his recent string of solo acoustic shows..So far he has played atleast 20 new songs at live shows, mostly in the West.
    • will the new elliott smith album EVER come out? - woxy.com > Boards 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC woxy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Facebook · Email · Download · · Bookmark · Source wikiquote Powerpoint Wallpaper " "New songs are where its at, as far as I'm concerned."
    • Elliott Smith quotes and quotes by Elliott Smith 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.iwise.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "New songs are where its at, as far as I'm concerned."
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    [citation needed]
  • .
  • "There's some records that sell millions of copies, that it's really unclear if anybody liked it who was making it, y'know?"^ We heard some of his songs and I really liked them.
    • Elliot Smith. His Life: A Loaded Gun - Blogcritics Music 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC blogcritics.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You know records like that?
    • na: the clientele & elliott smith at 17 dots 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC 17dots.com [Source type: General]

    ^ That said, there are some really decent quality recordings from some shows.
    • Elliott Smith's Archives: The GLONO Interview with Larry Crane - Glorious Noise 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.gloriousnoise.com [Source type: General]

    - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_XNghTKvq8

Lyrics

Roman Candle

.
  • Church bells and now I'm awake
    And I guess it must be some kind of holiday
    I can't seem to join in the celebration
    But I'll go to the service
    And I'll go to pray
    And I'll sing the praises of my maker's name
    Like I was as good as she made me...^ Facebook · Email · Download · · Bookmark · Source wikiquote Powerpoint Wallpaper " Church bells and now I'm awake And I guess it must be some kind of holiday I can't seem to join in the celebration But I'll go to the service And I'll go to pray And I'll sing the praises of my maker's name Like I was as good as she made me...
    • Elliott Smith quotes and quotes by Elliott Smith 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.iwise.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Church bells and now I'm awake And I guess it must be some kind of holiday I can't seem to join in the celebration But I'll go to the service And I'll go to pray And I'll sing the praises of my maker's name Like I was as good as she made me...
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ It's really kind of uncertain what's going to be on it now.
    • :.. Elliott Smith: Better Off Than Dead | Under The Radar ..: 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.undertheradarmag.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Last Call
  • I'm a roman candle
    My head is full of flames
    I want to hurt him
    I want to give him pain
    And make him feel this pretty burn.^ I want to give it the full attention it deserves.

    ^ Along with making the offending party feel hurt and pain, the narrator wants him to " feel this pretty burn ."
    • Treble : Album Review : Elliott Smith - Roman Candle 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.treblezine.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Last Call I'm a roman candle My head is full of flames I want to hurt him I want to give him pain And make him feel this pretty burn.
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    • Roman Candle

Elliott Smith

.
  • I can't beat myself
    I can't beat myself
    And I don't want to talk.^ I can't beat myself I can't beat myself And I don't want to talk.
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ "Gonna walk walk walk / four more blocks plus the one in my brain / down downstairs to the man he's gonna make it all OK / I can't beat myself / I can't beat myself / and I don't want to talk / I'm taking the cure so I can be quiet / Wherever I want / So leave me alone / You ought to be proud that I'm getting good marks."
    • Treble : Elliott Smith 19 January 2010 18:23 UTC www.treblezine.com [Source type: General]


    .I'm taking the cure so I can be quiet
    Whenever I want.
    ^ I'm taking the cure so I can be quiet Whenever I want.
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]


    .So leave me alone
    You ought to be proud that I'm getting good marks.
    ^ So leave me alone You ought to be proud that I'm getting good marks.
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ "Gonna walk walk walk / four more blocks plus the one in my brain / down downstairs to the man he's gonna make it all OK / I can't beat myself / I can't beat myself / and I don't want to talk / I'm taking the cure so I can be quiet / Wherever I want / So leave me alone / You ought to be proud that I'm getting good marks."
    • Treble : Elliott Smith 19 January 2010 18:23 UTC www.treblezine.com [Source type: General]

    ^ At the same time, however, the relaxing mood of other songs is bound to leave you in good spirits.
    • BMI.com | MusicWorld | Elliott Smith 19 January 2010 18:23 UTC www.bmi.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Needle in the Hay
  • You turned white, like a saint
    But I'm tired of dancing on a pot of gold...^ "You ought to be proud that I'm getting good marks," Smith sang, with double meaning, on Needle in the Hay , a song he later described as "a big 'f**k you' to anybody and everybody."
    • Elliott Smith Biography - Artist Profile of Elliott Smith - About.com 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC altmusic.about.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I'm waiting for the train The subway that only goes one way The stupid thing that will come to pull us apart And make everybody late You spent everything you had Wanted everything to stop that bad And now I'm a crushed credit card registered to Smith Not the name that you call me with You turned white like a saint I'm tired of dancing on a pot of gold flake paint Oh we're so very precious, you and I And everything that you do makes me want to die Oh I just told the biggest lie I just told the biggest lie The biggest lie .
    • Elliott Smith 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.gilalion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Through multiple tours and a highly acclaimed album named XO , Smith flirted with heroin use, which he had always alluded to in songs older songs like The White Lady Loves You More and Needle in the Hay .
    • The Death of singer Elliott Smith 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.scottmichaels.com [Source type: General]


    ...Flecked paint. .
    • The Biggest Lie
  • I'm a junkyard full of false starts
    And I don't need your permission
    To bury my love under this bare light bulb.^ The Biggest Lie I'm a junkyard full of false starts And I don't need your permission To bury my love under this bare light bulb.
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I'm a junkyard full of false starts And I don't need your permission To bury my love under this bare lightbulb The moon is a sickle cell It'll kill you in time You cold white brother riding your blood Like spun glass in sore eyes While the moon does its division you're buried below And you're coming up roses Everywhere you go red roses follow The things that you tell yourself They'll kill you in time You cold white brother alive in your blood Spinning in the night sky While the moon does its division you're buried below And you're coming up roses Everywhere you go red roses So you got in a kind of trouble that nobody knows And you're coming up roses Everywhere you go red roses .
    • Elliott Smith 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.gilalion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I need your help getting a refund for a single supplement that I don't think I should have to pay.
    • Chris Elliott -- The Travel Troubleshooter - OrlandoSentinel.com 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.orlandosentinel.com [Source type: General]


    .The moon is a sickle cell
    It'll kill you in time.
    ^ The moon is a sickle cell It'll kill you in time.
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ But at least you'll be able to have it on vinyl in the U.S. for the first time ever.
    • Listen: Previously unreleased Elliott Smith track Cecilia/Amanda - HitFix.com 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.hitfix.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Listen: Previously unreleased Elliott Smith track Cecilia/Amanda - HitFix.com 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC test-staging.hitfix.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If I sped it up, You’ll see I’m on the run From some monster off-screen Killing sons.
    • Elliott Smith - Unreleased Songs, 25 - 51 - Trash Treasury 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC www.trashtreasury.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • Coming Up Roses

Either/Or

.
  • Drink up, baby, look at the stars
    I'll kiss you again
    Between the bars
    Where I'm seeing you there
    With your hands in the air
    Waiting to finally be caught
    Drink up one more time and I'll make you mine...^ Look-Alikes to make you lol.
    • Elliott Smith Totally Looks Like Severus Snape - Totally Looks Like... Famous People and Celeb Look-A-Likes 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC totallylookslike.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Is there a song by 6 that makes you happy?
    • Elliott Smith’s Journal – Last.fm 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

    ^ He'll also knock you to your knees.
    • Elliott Smith - Pop baroque - Indie Rock - Alternative / Punk - Musique - www.real.com 19 January 2010 18:23 UTC france.real.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Between the Bars
  • I could make you satisfied in everything you do,
    All your secret wishes could right now be coming true
    And be forever with my poisoned arms
    Around you.^ Rated 0   If you ever want a girl just tell her "I could make you satisfied in everything you do, all your 'secret wishes' could right now be coming true " Go get'em guys!
    • SongMeanings | Lyrics | Elliott Smith - Angeles 19 January 2010 18:23 UTC www.songmeanings.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You know, it makes all my problems seem so petty and trivial now.
    • elliott smith is dead. [Archive] - Matador Records Bulletin Board 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC matadorrecords.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Will you come out now?
    • Elliott Smith - Unreleased Songs, 25 - 51 - Trash Treasury 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC www.trashtreasury.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


    .No one's gonna fool around with us.^ No one's gonna fool around with us."
    • SongMeanings | Lyrics | Elliott Smith - Angeles 19 January 2010 18:23 UTC www.songmeanings.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ No one's gonna fool around with us.
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ The best part lyrically in when he sings the line "No one's gonna a fool around with us".
    • Elliott Smith - Either/Or Review - sputnikmusic 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.sputnikmusic.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Angeles
  • I'm going out now like a baby
    A naïve unsatisfiable baby
    Grabbing onto whatever's around
    For the soaring high or the crushing down
    With hidden cracks that don't show, but that constantly just grow.^ Angeles I'm going out now like a baby A naïve unsatisfiable baby Grabbing onto whatever's around For the soaring high or the crushing down With hidden cracks that don't show, but that constantly just grow.
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Don't Go Down lyrics .
    • Elliott Smith Lyrics, Lyrics to Elliott Smith - LyricsMode.com 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.lyricsmode.com [Source type: General]
    • Elliott Smith Lyrics 19 January 2010 18:23 UTC artists.letssingit.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I told her I was going out to a show.
    • Mr. Smith Goes to Irving Plaza (NY Rock) 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC www.nyrock.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • 2:45
  • Crooked spin can't come to rest,
    I'm damaged bad at best.^ Crooked spin can't come to rest, I'm damaged bad at best.
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ "Crooked spin won't come to rest" became "Cricket spin won't come to rest."
    • Treble : Elliott Smith 19 January 2010 18:23 UTC www.treblezine.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Perhaps the best song on the album is “2:45 am.” Its simple nature and haunting melody stands out from the rest and is followed perfectly by the amazing track “Say Yes.” Smith is able to spin stories like no one else in his generation.
    • Being There » Elliott Smith 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC beingtheremag.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Say Yes
  • I'm in love with the world,
    Through the eyes of a girl,
    Who's still around the morning after.^ "Say Yes" on the other hand ends the album on an ambiguous, but seemingly upbeat note as Elliott sings " I'm in love with the world through the eyes of a girl, who's still around the morning after ."
    • Treble : Album Review : Elliott Smith - either/or 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC www.treblezine.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Say Yes I'm in love with the world, Through the eyes of a girl, Who's still around the morning after.
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ How could you not embrace the warmth of lyrics like the start of "Say Yes": "I'm in love with the world/ Through the eyes of a girl/ Who's still around the morning after."
    • elliott smith is dead. [Archive] - Matador Records Bulletin Board 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC matadorrecords.com [Source type: General]
    • Elliott Smith, 1969-2003 - Salon.com 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]

    • Say Yes

XO

.
  • It's a picture perfect evening
    And I'm staring down the sun
    Fully loaded, deaf, and dumb
    And done waiting for sedation to disconnect my head
    Or any situation where I'm better off than dead
    • Sweet Adeline
  • They took your life apart
    And called your failures art
    They were wrong, though
    They won't know
    'Til tomorrow
    • Tomorrow Tomorrow
  • She appears composed
    So she is, I suppose
    Who can really tell?^ Guillaume, one of the guys who have a better life since they know you .
    • The Blog of Death: Elliott Smith 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.blogofdeath.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It's a picture perfect evening And I'm staring down the sun Fully loaded, deaf, and dumb And done waiting for sedation to disconnect my head Or any situation where I'm better off than dead Sweet Adeline They took your life apart And called your failures art They were wrong, though They won't know 'Til tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow She appears composed So she is, I suppose Who can really tell?
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ "And you took your life apart, and you called your failures art..."
    • Elliott Smith - Tomorrow Tomorrow - Radio Paradise -Internet Radio - Rock, Alternative, Blues, World, Acoustic, Folk, Classic Rock and More 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.radioparadise.com [Source type: General]


    She shows no emotion at all
    Stares into space like a dead china doll
    • Waltz #2 (XO)
  • London Bridge is safe and sound
    No matter what you keep repeating
    Nothing's gonna drag me down
    To a death that's not worth cheating
    • Baby Britain
  • The first time I saw you
    I knew it would never last
    I'm not half what I wish I was
    I'm so angry
    I don't think it'll ever pass
    And I was bad news for you just because
    I never meant to hurt you
    • Pitseleh
  • I waited for a bus
    To separate the both of us
    And take me off far away from you
    'Cause my feelings never change a bit
    I always feel like shit
    I don't know why; I guess that I "just do"
    • I Didn't Understand

Figure 8

.
  • Bored in a role, but he can't stop
    Standing up to sit back down,
    and lose the one thing found.^ It's dead and gone and matter of fact it may be for the best/ You said some things you can't take back, honestly I guess/ The old records are sitting on the floor, the ones I can't put on anymore.
    • San Francisco Music - Forgiving the past through Elliott Smith - page 1 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.sfweekly.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ But walking home in Manhattan an hour later we turned a corner and ran into Smith, standing alone in the drizzle, with his head down and his Walkman turned up.
    • Elliott Smith's sad suicide. - By Alex Abramovich - Slate Magazine 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.slate.com [Source type: General]
    • elliott smith is dead. [Archive] - Matador Records Bulletin Board 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC matadorrecords.com [Source type: General]
    • Elliott Smith's sad suicide. - By Alex Abramovich - Slate Magazine 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC img.slate.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "I walked out and Jack Nicholson was sitting about six feet away, so I avoided that area and I looked up at the balcony in the back and sang the song.
    • Elliott Smith Biography - Artist Profile of Elliott Smith - About.com 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC altmusic.about.com [Source type: General]


    .Spinning the world like a toy top
    'till there's a ghost in every town.
    ^ Spinning the world like a toy top 'till there's a ghost in every town.
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I have become a silent movie The hero killed the clown Can't make a sound Can't make a sound Can't make a sound Nobody knows what he's doing Still hanging around Can't make a sound Can't make a sound Can't make a sound Can't make a sound The slow motion moves me The monologue means nothing to me Bored in the role, but he can't stop Standing up to sit back down Or lose the one thing found Spinning the world like a toy top Till there's a ghost in every town Can't make a sound Can't make a sound Can't make a sound Can't make a sound Eyes locked and shining Can't you tell me what's happening?
    • Elliott Smith 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.gilalion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ But, it seems like we're living in this world where there's like this, mega mainstream, sponsored-by-Pepsi-and-Apple-TV, or whatever, and then there's this underground of weirdos making shit in their basement.
    • Pitchfork: Listen to an Unearthed Elliott Smith Song 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC pitchfork.com [Source type: General]


    .
    • Can't Make A Sound
  • Everything here is free
    Everything but you and me
    This painting never dries
    Stupidity tries
    • Stupidity tries
  • What I used to be will pass away, and then you'll see
    That all I want now is happiness for you and me.^ See you later See you later If I see you at all...
    • Elliott Smith Shirts - Trash Treasury 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.trashtreasury.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Is there a song by 6 that makes you happy?
    • Elliott Smith’s Journal – Last.fm 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

    ^ What I used to be will pass away, and then you'll see That all I want now is happiness for you and me.
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]


    .
    • Happiness
  • The first true love that folded at the slightest touch,
    brought down like an old hotel,
    people digging through the rubble for things they can resell.^ People who share the things they like!
    • San Francisco Music - Forgiving the past through Elliott Smith - page 1 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.sfweekly.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • If Quasi Played Nashville on April 29, Would You Go? - Nashville Music - Nashville Scene - Nashville Cream 19 January 2010 18:23 UTC blogs.nashvillescene.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Top Ten of The 2000s: Michael Lopez - Phoenix Music - Up on the Sun 19 January 2010 18:23 UTC blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Don't you know that I love you/ Sometimes I feel like only a cold still life that fell down here to lay beside you.
    • San Francisco Music - Forgiving the past through Elliott Smith - page 1 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.sfweekly.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I've done this for several people on the Elliott Smith boards over the past few years and everyone has been really happy with the results (assuming the recording was decent in the first place).
    • Elliott Smith Mini Repository - Taping Info 19 January 2010 18:23 UTC lido.binaryops.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


    • Junk Bond Trader

From a Basement on the Hill

"This is the place you end up when you lose the chase Where your dragged against your will from a basement on a hill And all anybody knows, is you're not like them So they kick you in the head...and send you back to bed" -"Memory Lane"
"I'm comfortable apart It's all written on my chart And i take what's given me Most cooperatively I do what people say And lie in bed all day Absolutely horrified I hope your satisfied" -Memory Lane"
."So I wait for confirmation That you're never gonna use your starting gun."^ "So I wait for confirmation That you're never gonna use your starting gun."
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ And you're on your way.
  • Elliott Smith - Tomorrow Tomorrow - Radio Paradise -Internet Radio - Rock, Alternative, Blues, World, Acoustic, Folk, Classic Rock and More 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.radioparadise.com [Source type: General]

^ You're Gonna Start to Cry!
  • CD Review: Christopher O'Riley — Home to Oblivion: An Elliott Smith Tribute - Blogcritics Music 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC blogcritics.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

-"Coast to Coast"
"I met a girl snowball in hell she was hard and as cracked as the liberty bell"
-"Don't Go Down"
."I see you're leaving me and taking up with the enemy the cold comfort of the in between a little less than a human being a little less than a happy high a little less than a suicide the only things that you really tried."^ Between The Bars - This song is a little less happy than the last 3 songs.
  • Elliott Smith - Either/Or Review - sputnikmusic 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.sputnikmusic.com [Source type: General]

^ Any way you can re-up it?
  • New Music: Elliott Smith – “Grand Mal” | The Rawking Refuses To Stop! 19 January 2010 18:23 UTC www.rawkblog.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "I see you're leaving me and taking up with the enemy the cold comfort of the in between a little less than a human being a little less than a happy high a little less than a suicide the only things that you really tried."
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

-"Fond Farewell"
."Veins full of disappearing ink Vomitting in the kitchen sink."^ "Veins full of disappearing ink Vomitting in the kitchen sink."
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ The song's melody is bouncy, almost cheerful, perhaps an attempt to put a positive spin on lyrics of denial: "Veins full of disappearing ink / Vomiting in the kitchen sink / Disconnecting from the missing link / This is not my life / It's just a fond farewell to a friend".
  • Elliott Smith: From a Basement on the Hill - PopMatters Music Review 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC popmatters.com [Source type: General]

-"Fond Farewell"
."The scraping subjects, ruled by fear, they told me whiskey works better than beer."^ "The scraping subjects, ruled by fear, they told me whiskey works better than beer."
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ The king's crossing is the main attraction Dominoes are falling in a chain reaction The scraping subject ruled by fear Told me whiskey works better than beer The judge is on vinyl, decisions are final And nobody gets a reprieve And every wave is tidal If you hang around you're going to get wet I can't prepare for death any more than I already have All you can do now is watch the shells The game looks easy that's why it sells Frustrated fireworks inside your head Are going to stand and deliver talk instead?
  • Elliott Smith 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.gilalion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I also think they might work better with an artist who is a little more mainstream.

-"King's Crossing"
."This is the place where time reverses.^ "This is the place where time reverses.
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Dead men talk to all the pretty nurses.^ Dead men talk to all the pretty nurses.
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ But all this talk of "bloodsucking bitches who get involved with gifted men"??
  • Smith's Girlfriend Speaks... - Blogcritics Music 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC blogcritics.org [Source type: General]

^ Give me one good reason not to do it (Because we love you) So do it This is the place where time reverses Dead men talk to all the pretty nurses Instruments shine on a silver tray Don't let me get carried away Don't let me get carried away Don't let me be carried away .
  • Elliott Smith 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.gilalion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Instruments shine on a silver tray...don't let me get carried away."^ Instruments shine on a silver tray...don't let me get carried away."
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

-"King's Crossing"
."Gimme one good reason not to do it (because we love you), so do it."^ Satellite Alphabet Town St. Ides Heaven Good To Go The White Lady Loves You More The Biggest Lie .
  • Elliott Smith - Elliott Smith : Read reviews and compare prices at Ciao.co.uk 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC cd.ciao.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Jennifer Dalton WOW! I ordered this CD just because, hey I love Elliott Smith, I figured a tribute CD would be pretty cool - but this one is fantastic!
  • Various Artists | A Tribute To Elliott Smith | CD Baby 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.cdbaby.com [Source type: General]

^ The chorus is a good one as well, with simple lyrics "Won't you follow me down to the rose parade".
  • Elliott Smith - Either/Or Review - sputnikmusic 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.sputnikmusic.com [Source type: General]

-"King's Crossing"
."Because your candle burns too bright, well, I almost forgot it was twilight.^ "Because your candle burns too bright, well, I almost forgot it was twilight.
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Because your candle burns too bright Well, I almost forgot it was twilight Even if I think that you are right Well, I'm tired of being down, I got no fight You're wonderful, when it's beautiful But I'm already somebody's baby And if I went with you I'd disappoint you, too Well, I'm already somebody's baby Already somebody's baby .
  • Elliott Smith 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.gilalion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Even if I think that you are right, well, I'm tired of being down, I got no fight.^ Even if I think that you are right, well, I'm tired of being down, I got no fight.
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ It's not like when you think of Keith Richards being pleasantly blissed out in the corner."
  • Friends, Peers Mourn Elliott Smith | Billboard.com 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.billboard.com [Source type: General]
  • elliott smith is dead. [Archive] - Matador Records Bulletin Board 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC matadorrecords.com [Source type: General]
  • http://getglue.com/recording_artists/elliott_smith 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC getglue.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Because your candle burns too bright Well, I almost forgot it was twilight Even if I think that you are right Well, I'm tired of being down, I got no fight You're wonderful, when it's beautiful But I'm already somebody's baby And if I went with you I'd disappoint you, too Well, I'm already somebody's baby Already somebody's baby .
  • Elliott Smith 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.gilalion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.You're wonderful, and it's beautiful, but I'm already somebody's baby.^ You're Wonderful Cher .
  • In Which I Don't Think I'm Ever Gonna Figure It Out - Home - This Recording 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC thisrecording.com [Source type: General]

^ AM on October 22, 2003 If you're looking for a place to start with Elliott, I'd track down "Either/Or" -- it's really wistful and beautiful.
  • Elliott Smith dead at 34 | MetaFilter 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: General]

^ Dosed , in case you’re wondering.
  • Elliott Smith’s Journal – Last.fm 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

.And if i went with you, I'd disappoint you, too."^ And if i went with you, I'd disappoint you, too."
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

-"Twilight"
."Haven't laughed this hard in a long time.^ "Haven't laughed this hard in a long time.
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ I haven’t wanted to do anything for a long time, But whatever you got right now would probably suit me fine.
  • Elliott Smith - Unreleased Songs, 25 - 51 - Trash Treasury 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC www.trashtreasury.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The first few lines, "I haven't laughed this hard in a long time/Better stop now before I stop crying," spoke to me like no other song ever had.
  • CMJ News Story 19 January 2010 18:23 UTC prod1.cmj.com [Source type: General]

.I better stop now before I start crying.^ I better stop now before I start crying.
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ The first few lines, "I haven't laughed this hard in a long time/Better stop now before I stop crying," spoke to me like no other song ever had.
  • CMJ News Story 19 January 2010 18:23 UTC prod1.cmj.com [Source type: General]

^ "I'd say you make the perfect angel in the snow all crushed out on the way you are, I'd better stop before it goes too far."
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Go off to sleep in the sunshine...I don't want to see the day when its dying."^ Go off to sleep in the sunshine...I don't want to see the day when its dying."
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Haven't laughed this hard in a long time I better stop now before I start crying Go off to sleep in the sunshine I don't want to see the day when it's dying She's a sight to see, she's good to me I'm already somebody's baby She's a pretty thing, and she knows everything But I'm already somebody's baby You don't deserve to be lonely But those drugs you got won't make you feel better Pretty soon you'll find it's the only Little part of your life you're keeping together I'm nice to you, I could make it through That you're already somebody's baby I could make you smile if you stayed a while But how long will you stay with me baby?
  • Elliott Smith 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.gilalion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ My high noon is a quick little minute, I don't want to spend it sitting with a critic, who simply isn't going to ever really get it.
  • The Zone • View topic - Elliott Smith (Now w/ COMPLETE COLLECTION!) 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC zone.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • The Zone • View topic - Elliott Smith (Now w/ COMPLETE COLLECTION!) 19 January 2010 18:23 UTC zone.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

-"Twilight"
."You don't deserve to be lonely, but those drugs you got won't make you feel better.^ "You don't deserve to be lonely, but those drugs you got won't make you feel better.
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ It makes you feel more alive.
  • G2007 » Blog Archive » Elliott Smith 19 January 2010 18:23 UTC g2007.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Don't you know that I love you/ Sometimes I feel like only a cold still life that fell down here to lay beside you.
  • San Francisco Music - Forgiving the past through Elliott Smith - page 1 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.sfweekly.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Pretty soon you'll find it's the only little part of your life you're keeping together."^ He'll also knock you to your knees.
  • Elliott Smith - Pop baroque - Indie Rock - Alternative / Punk - Musique - www.real.com 19 January 2010 18:23 UTC france.real.com [Source type: General]

^ Pretty soon you'll find it's the only little part of your life you're keeping together."
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ I can find this out if you keep on talking.
  • The Zone • View topic - Elliott Smith (Now w/ COMPLETE COLLECTION!) 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC zone.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • The Zone • View topic - Elliott Smith (Now w/ COMPLETE COLLECTION!) 19 January 2010 18:23 UTC zone.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

-"Twilight"
.
"My mama told me 'baby stay clean, there's no in between.'
^ "My mama told me 'baby stay clean, there's no in between.'
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ In my mind, there's no question to what happened and there's no need to put that kind of spin on it".
  • Smith's Girlfriend Speaks... - Blogcritics Music 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC blogcritics.org [Source type: General]

^ Days after the interview there is one thing Smith told me that stayed in my mind for one reason or another.
  • :.. Elliott Smith: Better Off Than Dead | Under The Radar ..: 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.undertheradarmag.com [Source type: General]

but all you ladies and you gentlemen, between is all you've ever seen or been."
-"A Distorted Reality is Now A Necessity To Be Free"
."You disappoint me, all you people raking in on the world.^ "You disappoint me, all you people raking in on the world.
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ But in all honesty, I don’t think it’s for you and me, people who use heavy duty software such as photoshop.
  • Elliot Jay Stocks » First thoughts on the iPad 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC elliotjaystocks.com [Source type: General]

^ Our family celebrates with people from all over the world at a giant Texas style bar-b-que.
  • Susan Elliott's Contributor Profile - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

the devil's script sells you the heart of a blackbird."
-"A Distorted Reality Is Now A Necessity To Be Free"
."Shine on me, baby cause it's raining in my heart."^ "Shine on me, baby cause it's raining in my heart."
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Six Weeks My heart can be black Posted in baby .

-"A Distorted Reality..."

New Moon

-"Miss Misery (Early version)"
"And though you'd rather see me gone then to see there come the day, I'll be waiting for you anyway"
."Next door, the TV's flashing blue frames on the wall.^ "Next door, the TV's flashing blue frames on the wall.
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ The production makes it sound like Elliot is next door, playing live and it's all coming through the wall a little bit muffled.
  • Either/Or: Elliott Smith: Amazon.co.uk: Music 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]

.It's a comedy from the seventies with a lead no one recalls.^ It's a comedy from the seventies with a lead no one recalls.
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Apr 7, 2009 6:43PM ∞ I don't think "It's a comedy of errors, you see/ It's about taking a fall" is better than "It's a comedy from the seventies/with a lead no one recalls."
  • Elliott Smith's Archives: The GLONO Interview with Larry Crane - Glorious Noise 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.gloriousnoise.com [Source type: General]

^ The idea of someone being kind of ephemeral--"a lead no one recalls," is kind of what comes to mind for me, but I'm sure someone else would have a different interpretation.
  • Elliott Smith's Archives: The GLONO Interview with Larry Crane - Glorious Noise 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.gloriousnoise.com [Source type: General]

.He vanished into oblivion it's easy to do and I cried a sea when you talked to me the day you said we were through.^ He vanished into oblivion it's easy to do and I cried a sea when you talked to me the day you said we were through.
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Sean Croghan got up next and said “all of you people who just talked through Elliott's set are bummed because you just misssed something very very special."
  • Jazz | AllAboutJazz.com 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.allaboutjazz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It's not as scatterbrained (like the lines that don't make grammatical sense in the original third chorus "And I cry to see when you talk to me the day you said we were through").
  • Elliott Smith's Archives: The GLONO Interview with Larry Crane - Glorious Noise 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.gloriousnoise.com [Source type: General]

But it's all right, some enchanted night I'll be with you"

-"Angel in the Snow"
."I'd say you make the perfect angel in the snow all crushed out on the way you are, I'd better stop before it goes too far."^ "I'd say you make the perfect angel in the snow all crushed out on the way you are, I'd better stop before it goes too far."
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ If you know a better way, let me know.
  • elliot's blog | townx 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC www.townx.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He goes out of his way to avoid conflict.
  • :.. Elliott Smith: Better Off Than Dead | Under The Radar ..: 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.undertheradarmag.com [Source type: General]

."Don't you know that I love you?^ "Don't you know that I love you?
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Waltz #2 (Elliott Smith cover) – The Audrye Sessions “ i’m never gonna know you now , but i’m gonna love you anyhow” .

^ But it's too late It's too late No, don't you know It's been too late For a long time It's too late It's too late No, don't you know It's been too late For a long time .
  • The Blog of Death: Elliott Smith 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.blogofdeath.com [Source type: General]

sometimes .I feel like only a cold still lie only a frozen still lie that fell down here to lay beside you."^ Don't you know that I love you/ Sometimes I feel like only a cold still life that fell down here to lay beside you.
  • San Francisco Music - Forgiving the past through Elliott Smith - page 1 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.sfweekly.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I feel like only a cold still lie only a frozen still lie that fell down here to lay beside you."
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Only thing that makes me feel any better is that he left us with so many beautiful, brilliant songs, the kind you can listen to for the 100th time and still discover something new about.
  • Elliott Smith Dies - Gothamist 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC gothamist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


"Georgia, Georgia"
"Your arsenal of excuses you never told her when you walked out on the savannah shoulder with your veins all full of beer thinking well at least now everything is clear"

"All Cleaned Out"
"Here come your pride and joy The comic little drunk You call your boy, Making everybody smile"

"Going Nowhere"
"The clock moved a quarter of a turn, the time it took a cigarette to burn"
."Do you want to hear a happy or a sad song?"^ Is there a song by 6 that makes you happy?
  • Elliott Smith’s Journal – Last.fm 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

^ "Do you want to hear a happy or a sad song?"
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ We want to hear from you.
  • Elliott Smith Music News & Info | Billboard.com 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.billboard.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Friends, Peers Mourn Elliott Smith | Billboard.com 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC www.billboard.com [Source type: General]
  • Elliott Smith Rarities Compiled On 'New Moon' | Billboard.com 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC www.billboard.com [Source type: General]

(crowd) "happy!" .(Elliott) "old or new?"^ (Elliott) "old or new?"
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Elliott Smith - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:36 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

(crowd) "old!" (Elliott) "happy and old, thats a strange choice"

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Elliott Smith
Birth name Steven Paul Smith
Born August 6, 1969(1969-08-06)
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Origin Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Died October 21, 2003 (aged 34)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres Indie rock
Acoustic rock
Indie folk
Instruments Guitar
Vocals
Piano
Clarinet
Bass
Harmonica
Drums
Years active 1993–2003
Labels Virgin
Cavity Search
Kill Rock Stars
Suicide Squeeze
DreamWorks
ANTI-
Epitaph
Domino
Associated acts Heatmiser
Quasi
Mary Lou Lord
Pete Krebs
No. 2
Website Official website

Steven Paul "Elliott" Smith (August 6, 1969October 21, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter and musician.

Partial discography

Release date Album Label
July 14 1994 Roman Candle Cavity Search Records
Domino Records
July 21 1995 Elliott Smith Kill Rock Stars
Domino Records
February 25 1997 Either/Or Kill Rock Stars
Domino Records
August 25 1998 XO DreamWorks
April 18 2000 Figure 8 DreamWorks
October 19 2004 From a Basement on the Hill ANTI-Records
Domino Records
May 8 2007 New Moon Kill Rock Stars
Domino Records

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