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Elliott Smith

Discussion in 'Music Department' started by sunshine and gasoline, Jun 27, 2005.

  1. sunshine and gasoline

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    I listened through Elliott Smith's self titled album today.

    I must say that it's beutiful. This albums is amazing.

    Favorite tracks at the moment are.

    Needle in the Hay - Amazing song, the guitar work is quite basic, it's Elliott's voice which does the major amazingness in this song.

    Coming Up Roses - I listened to the album while taking a walk with my MP3-player, I was walking trough a park when this song came on. The effect was so amazing that I got an urge to kill myself, becasue for a second I had no toughts in my head.

    The Biggest Lie - Wow, these lyrics rule. Amazing. Best outro to an album ever.

    Anyway discuss Elliott.
     
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  2. mow

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    *shows off his Elliott Smith tee*

    My fav and most influencal singer/songwriter. I have all his albums, I know all his songs, and he is no longer a man in my eyes. More like a god.
     
  3. sunshine and gasoline

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    I'm gonna listen to it again, I just need to eat up first. Elliott Smith is the shit.

    Thanks for the pimping, moe. :thumbs
     
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    Moe, you pimped me all the Elliott I own, and I thank you for the music in all its depressingly amazing glory :crying
     
  5. mow

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    It's such a crying shame he killed himself :(
     
  6. sunshine and gasoline

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    @sag: It's how the best talents usually end--self-inflicted or self-assisted death. Jimi, The (bloated) King, etc. ad infinitum, dude.

    @moe: The one good thing about his death is it brought the public eye on him and his music in a way that never would have happened if he lived a long and happy life. Because he didn't appreciate himself, the rest of the world is more likely to. The irony is horrific, but at least his music is getting out there, now...
     
  8. Efraim Longstocking

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    I've just heard a couple of song by him but he never caught me, though he is an good vocalist and his guitar work isn't bad either. But i'm not so fond of singer/songwriters...
     
  9. sunshine and gasoline

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    Well I've been trying to get into him, since before his death, but could never find his albums. I was kind of surprised when he suddenly goes and dies.
     
  10. jkingler

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    I wrote two independent couplets based on the same theme: Elliot Smith and other artists who died before fulfilling their potential:

    Here's the first one:

    The great sometimes die young, while the rest of us grow old
    But the world is warmed by those good hearts despite their bodies? cold.


    Here's number 2:

    The brightest stars burn out but not before they leave a mark
    Their nova lights up every eye and leaves behind a spark


    They're both pretty shitty, but I felt inclined to write something and so I did.
     
  11. TheDarkFirefly

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    his last album "from a basement on the hills" has some of his best work on it
     
  12. mow

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    and to think it wasnt even finished. The album was 75% done, and his firends completed the production. It might have been even greater if he managed to finish it.

    sigh..and joe doesnt help eithe. Now Im going to write an Elliott song
     
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    Yay for Moe! Yay for Elliott Songs :thumbs
     
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    elliot smith is amazing. while i like all his albums, for some reason i prefer figure 8 :oh anyone else like figure 8 the best or am i alone?

    not saying it is his best album...just that i like it the most :smile-big
     
  16. sunshine and gasoline

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    OMG this albums only gets better and better, this is fucking amazing, thanks again moe for the pimping. I've listened to this album all day now, well it was more like "This is Our Pun-Rock" then Elliott, then repeat that order for 10 hours.
     
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    ^ you still havent heard Roman Candle, XO and Either/Or. Im trying to up them now, but YSI is a whore >_<
     
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    Fellow Elliott geeks unite!

    I'm uploading the String Quartet Tribute To Elliott smith as we speak. If you want it, tell me and I'll send it your way =]
     
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    I honestly need to hitch a ride to Los Angeles =(
     
  20. mow

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    I was in such a downy mood last night when I saw the pic that im using in my sig. It feels so empty ._.
     
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    Someday I'll go to pay my respects =) and I'll fill the whole top >=D
     
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    Put a rose there for me when you do mate :)
     
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    Sure will =), and the String Quartet Tribute is absolutely wonderful. Loves the violin.
     
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    I've seen the ES memorial. It's so effing sad. I was drunk and wandering around LA and I kept asking people how to get to it and finally I found it. Totally surreal...just....sad.
     
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    Sorry, for the bump but my iTunes recommended me Elliot Smith and they thought my music taste would like his works. Someone please pimp me his best work/s. :p
     
  26. sunshine and gasoline

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    -bumb-

    There needs to be more discussion about my favorite singer/songwriter. I'm currently spinning Either/Or and it's fucking brilliant.

    Do you still need that pimpage HN?
     
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    Yes, pimpage would be great. Thanks.
     
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    Twilight is my favourite song. It's so sad. Makes me cry :(
     
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    yeah, elliott is bad for the soul =[
     
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    either/or is my favorite album by Mr. Smith

    so beautiful. side b is my go to sleep music, or deep thought music.
     
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