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Elliott Smith (1998)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages Audio, April 1998

Elliott Smith on discomfort, vocal styles, solo vs. electric bands, more discomfort, playing waltzes and Art, Capital A.

File format: mp3 File size: 39.3mb Interview length: 42 minutes 57 seconds Sound quality: ***

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Elliott Smith: Interview Transcript

Interview by Neil Mason, unpublished, June 1998

I'D BEEN TO SEE Elliott Smith's first UK show a week earlier, can't recall where, but it was clearly enough to get me back a ...

Elliott Smith: Acoustic Splendour

Interview by Neil Mason, Melody Maker, June 1998

CATEGORIES and pigeonholes and genres. They sure make our job easier. Everyone fits neatly in somewhere. Elliott Smith isn't too sure. ...

Mojo Rising: Elliott Smith

Profile and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, July 1998

IS THIS a fairy tale or a corporate rock nightmare? Taciturn 28-year-old indie songster is taken up by maverick movie director and wakes to find ...

Elliott Gold: Elliott Smith: Dingwalls, London

Live Review by Robin Bresnark, Melody Maker, September 1998

WE'RE A sad bunch of buggers, us lovers of soothing, emotional country rock. ...

Elliott Smith: An Interview in NYC, 30th April, 1998

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, unpublished, Spring 1998

BH: From Kill Rock Stars to DreamWorks – it sounds like some kind of fairy tale. Does it feel like one? ...

Elliott Smith: He's Mr Dyingly Sad, And You're Mystifyingly Glad

Profile and Interview by R.J. Smith, Spin, January 1999

ELLIOTT SMITH recovers nicely. Just one hour ago he was sitting in a tiny backstage room, enjoying a postshow libation and breathing in a blue ...

Pretty Barfly: Elliott Smith

Interview by Keith Cameron, New Musical Express, May 1999

ELLIOTT SMITH is a philosopher, a jocular barroom buddy, but he's also a loner, the Bukowski-esque malcontent with a great American sadness etched into his ...

Elliott Smith: Alas Smith And Moans

Interview by Robin Bresnark, Melody Maker, May 1999

On the road in the US, we find the unassuming ELLIOTT SMITH still likes a drink, has put drugs behind him, but can't manage a ...

Coming Up Roses: Elliott Smith

Interview by Erik Himmelsbach, Revolver, Spring 2000

ELLIOTT SMITH indulges in a poor man's speedball – coffee and a camel light – while an engineer loads a tape containing rough mixes from ...

Elliott Smith: Bottle Up And Explode

Retrospective by Dorian Lynskey, Word, The, January 2004

Elliott Smith never managed to get past Step One of any 12-step recovery programme, yet he made quixotic music that lifted the lonely and the ...

Elliott Smith: You've Got To Hide Your Love Away

Retrospective and Interview by R.J. Smith, Spin, February 2004

WHEN ELLIOTT SMITH played Los Angeles in the fall of 2002, after more than a year of semi-seclusion, he didn't look so good. His hands ...

Elliott Smith: From A Basement On The Hill (Domino)

Review by Jude Rogers, Word, The, November 2004

The posthumous album from the quiet American idol, written From A Basement On The Hill ...

Elliott Smith: From a Basement on the Hill (Domino)

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, November 2004

WHEN ELLIOTT SMITH died last year, he left behind a large number of tracks from which he was assembling the follow-up to 2000's Figure 8. ...

Shooting Star: Elliott Smith

Retrospective by Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, November 2004

A YEAR AGO I was sitting in the Los Angeles living room of Mr. Roger Steffens, curator of a huge Bob Marley archive that was ...

Elliott Smith: New Moon

Review by Dan Gennoe, dotmusic.co.uk, May 2007

IT'S A TESTAMENT to the immense songwriting genius of Elliott Smith that even his decade old cast-offs are worth hearing. It's also a massive relief. ...

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