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Old 04-07-2010, 12:09 PM   #541 (permalink)
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Heard his self titled once and listened to a bit of RC if I recall rightly, and I see what you mean about the accessibility. I instantly liked XO and Either/Or.

What are your favourite tracks from his S/T and RC? Roman Candle (the track) was a beautiful song, filled with sadness and anger.
On the first album:St Ide's Heaven
On Roman Candle:The No Name tracks
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Old 04-07-2010, 03:18 PM   #542 (permalink)
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On the first album:St Ide's Heaven
On Roman Candle:The No Name tracks
I learnt No Name #1 on guitar I liked it that much. great song
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Old 04-11-2010, 08:49 AM   #543 (permalink)
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i ****ing love Elliott Smith. Roman Candle is my favourite song i reckon.
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Old 04-11-2010, 09:07 AM   #544 (permalink)
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i ****ing love Elliott Smith. Roman Candle is my favourite song i reckon.
Nice choice. What's your sig a picture of? It's like the 3rd time I've seen it. I feel like I should recognise it..
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Old 04-11-2010, 09:29 AM   #545 (permalink)
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it's Wayne Coyne from The Flaming Lips doin' his thing but yeah, you SHOULD recognise it. and you SHOULD listen to TFL if you don't already.
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Old 04-11-2010, 10:42 AM   #546 (permalink)
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it's Wayne Coyne from The Flaming Lips doin' his thing but yeah, you SHOULD recognise it. and you SHOULD listen to TFL if you don't already.
Yeah I do listen to them. Only seen them doing their thang live on a couple of videos. I knew I recognised him but couldn't tell where from.

Lead singer from TFL reminds me of Tim Burton.
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:11 PM   #547 (permalink)
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I'm a huge Elliott Smith fan. I recently finished reading Elliott Smith & The Big Nothing and that made me want to post in the thread

It's funny because I've been listening to his music for years now and my favorite albums are S/T, New Moon and Roman Candle and I have always found these much better than his later albums (figure 8 and faboth). I always kind of disliked FABOTH so when i wanted to listen to one of those songs i would listen to a live version. But reading the book made me want to listen to each album as i read about that part of his life, so i was forced to listen to FABOTH and I'm finally able to appreciate that album.
I think Kings Crossing is my favorite from the album though it's almost impossible to choose. the "because we love you" breaks my heart every time i hear it..

I don't really have anything constructive to say other than i love his music and i feel like i can understand him a little better after reading the book
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I'm a huge Elliott Smith fan. I recently finished reading Elliott Smith & The Big Nothing and that made me want to post in the thread

It's funny because I've been listening to his music for years now and my favorite albums are S/T, New Moon and Roman Candle and I have always found these much better than his later albums (figure 8 and faboth). I always kind of disliked FABOTH so when i wanted to listen to one of those songs i would listen to a live version. But reading the book made me want to listen to each album as i read about that part of his life, so i was forced to listen to FABOTH and I'm finally able to appreciate that album.
I think Kings Crossing is my favorite from the album though it's almost impossible to choose. the "because we love you" breaks my heart every time i hear it..

I don't really have anything constructive to say other than i love his music and i feel like i can understand him a little better after reading the book
If you read the book, then you would know that that album was completely unfinished at the time of his death. Other people filled in the blank spots, and his family has said if Elliott had heard the final product, he would not have approved. I agree with that. It had its moments, but I fear it is just a pale shadow of what that album could be, had he realized his full vision.

As far as his other late albums (XO and Figure 8), I love them. I know certain people fell in love with his music because of its passion and simplicity, but I love being able to hear what he wanted his music to be with the full power of a professional studio. It came out brilliantly, if you ask me.
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If you read the book, then you would know that that album was completely unfinished at the time of his death. Other people filled in the blank spots, and his family has said if Elliott had heard the final product, he would not have approved. I agree with that. It had its moments, but I fear it is just a pale shadow of what that album could be, had he realized his full vision.

As far as his other late albums (XO and Figure 8), I love them. I know certain people fell in love with his music because of its passion and simplicity, but I love being able to hear what he wanted his music to be with the full power of a professional studio. It came out brilliantly, if you ask me.
I didn't express myself clearly - sorry i know it wasn't finished and i would have loved to listen to the album like he envisioned it.. so i know it's not fair to judge it like the others.
but my point is that i just didn't understand the album and the direction he was heading when i first listened to it, but i feel like get it more now.

it guess i'm one of those certain people what draws me to the early elliott smith material is that it's so simple and honest, but still so powerful.
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I didn't express myself clearly - sorry i know it wasn't finished and i would have loved to listen to the album like he envisioned it.. so i know it's not fair to judge it like the others.
but my point is that i just didn't understand the album and the direction he was heading when i first listened to it, but i feel like get it more now.

it guess i'm one of those certain people what draws me to the early elliott smith material is that it's so simple and honest, but still so powerful.
I wasn't trying to be mean or anything...I prefer his early stuff myself. I just also really enjoy his later stuff, and I have met a lot of people that totally trash it. I just never understood why.
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