Tuesday, 30 August 2011

TUESDAY BLUES! Elliott Smith - Between The Bars

Elliott Smith - Between The Bars (1997)
It's Tuesday, most of us are going back to work after the long bank holiday weekend and are feeling miserable...so it's apt that I've chosen Elliott Smith for my Tuesday Blues.

For those who don't know about Elliott Smith, you've missed a absolute gem of a folk/punk singer songwriter who was, and still is a massive influence on others.  He rose from obscurity after his song, "Miss Misery" was nominated for a Academy Award after being featured in "Good Will Hunting".  His ghostly, vulnerable singing style doesn't appeal to everyone, but if you fancy an aperitif of melancholy you should try and have Mr Smith in your life! 

Unfortunately, like many of the musical greats, he had his demons, and he sadly ended his life by killing himself

So on that cheery note, here are a couple of tracks to hopefully pick you up...

Elliott Smith - Twilight
Elliott Smith - Thirteen

...I got the Tuesday Blues because Saturday is so far away! Get more here!

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30 August 2011 at 09:33

Always neglected this guy, dont know why?, I have stuff of his to listen to....maybe this will kick start me.

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30 August 2011 at 10:37

Worth getting hold of the "Introduction to Elliott Smith" Album - does what it says on the tin. Also, you may have noticed that 'Thirteen' is a Big Star/Alex Chilton cover!

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30 August 2011 at 10:39

..must admit Old Pa that I eerily only started listening to him about a month before he died..

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30 August 2011 at 10:39

We all need a bit of musical melancholia from time to time. This hits the spot. Cheers!

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30 August 2011 at 10:43

'Thirteen' is one of my favourite Big Star songs.

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30 August 2011 at 11:03

Nice pal, short and not so sweet!

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5 September 2011 at 16:16

Sfw, I finally got round to listening to the three tracks you have on the post. Excellent stuff, singer song writers are not really my thing but there's a real fragility to his voice and sounds what he's saying is genuine. Love the crickets on 'Twilight'. Recommend any other tracks?

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5 September 2011 at 16:27

His albums Either/Or & Figure 8 are my favs - The Crickets on Twilight is genius - unintended, genius... makes you smell the "heat of the city". Read his background story (in the link), and you'll say "oh, butt!, gutted!"

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