What does everyone think about Elliott Smith?

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What does everyone think about Elliott Smith?

Postby LessThanZero » Tue Jan 24, 2006 8:44 pm

I heard one of his songs today, and BOY AM I LATE TO THE PARTY AGAIN! Why am I always toddling so far behind everyone else?

I think this Smith's music is amazing. What do you guys think? I can't even afford to buy 5 CD's right now....what are the "Must Haves"?
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love him

Postby pip_52 » Tue Jan 24, 2006 8:48 pm

All of them.

Except maybe Roman Candle ...

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Postby BlueChair » Tue Jan 24, 2006 9:21 pm

Genius.

I think XO is the best place to start, especially since you're a Beatles fan.
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Postby Mike Boom » Tue Jan 24, 2006 9:44 pm

Either/Or, XO and Figure 8 are all equally brilliant in their own way. They along with "From A Basement On a Hill are must haves. Then I would suggest "Elliott Smith".
Then I would suggest getting any Heatmiser stuff you can find - his old band. Then get his other solo record "Roman Candle".
Then get all his unrealsed stuff and b sides from somewhere on the web like here
http://www.blamonet.com/vb/showthread.php?threadid=67723
Then get any Soundtrack stuff he did.
Then troll around on Dime etc untill you get all his Live stuff and cover versions like Dont Fear the Reaper and Thirteen and Trouble and I Me Mine.
Then wish like hell he had never died.
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Postby LessThanZero » Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:04 pm

Have I ever told you all that you're the obsessive compulsive family I never had? MB, you're killin me. That was my initial plan! I know that's what's going to end up happening!

How come none of you ever told me about ES before? :evil:
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Postby miss buenos aires » Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:14 am

I'm sure pip tried to...

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Postby spooky girlfriend » Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:22 am

How come none of you ever told me about ES before?


http://www.elviscostellofans.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=14246&highlight=#14246
And you even posted to this thread, LTZ.

You're pretty young to be losing your memory so soon. . . .

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Postby noiseradio » Wed Jan 25, 2006 2:14 pm

X/O is pretty amazing. I concur with that as a starting place. From there, it's pretty much all good.
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Postby LessThanZero » Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:54 pm

Pooky, I have no idea what that post of mine meant, or why I didn't read anything prior on that thread....am I here?
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Postby King Hoarse » Thu Jan 26, 2006 9:26 pm

Someone borrowed my XO and never returned it about two years ago and man do I miss the XO Waltz...I need to play it to death so the melody will stop haunting me. Figure 8 is today's fave.
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Postby hollyh » Fri Jan 27, 2006 10:46 am

LTZ, I too ignored Elliott Smith for way too long. People -- the people I trust to tell me about music -- kept telling me he was "too emo" and that I wouldn't like him. Finally one of those friends admitted she had started listening to him and couldn't stop, so I went right out and bought From A Basement and have loved it ever since.

I do think he's one of those artists you don't need to own everything of. Buy one and listen to it deeply, don't rush ahead. But then I'm not obsessive about my collection...

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Postby LessThanZero » Wed Feb 01, 2006 1:14 pm

What kind of response do you think Baby Britain would've received if it were on Sgt. Pepper, Lennon handling lead vocals?
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Postby BlueChair » Wed Feb 01, 2006 1:51 pm

LessThanZero wrote:What kind of response do you think Baby Britain would've received if it were on Sgt. Pepper, Lennon handling lead vocals?


It's very Pepperish, but I see Paul handling the lead on that one.
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Postby LessThanZero » Wed Feb 01, 2006 11:31 pm

You are off of your "rocker"!

Those would be GREAT Lennon lyrics! He mentions Revolver! Only Lennon and Harrison referenced previous Beatles songs in Beatles songs!
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