"Roman Candle" turns 20: Secrets of Elliott Smith's accidental masterpiece (slideshow)
Elliott and the friends with whom he recorded in middle school in Texas (photo courtesy of Dan Pickering)
Looks like Prince Harry won’t be able to recover from his drunken night of revelry as quickly as he’d hoped: Two American women claim to have videos of the naked prince partying in his Vegas hotel room.
The U.K.’s highest-profile publicist, Max Clifford, who is not known to be a prude, has already turned down the opportunity to buy the video. He told the Associated Press, “It’s an infringement of his privacy. That’s why I said no.”
But the Internet is hungering for the naked prince, and it’s unlikely that one refreshingly principled publicist will be enough to stave it off. RadarOnline reports that “There have been some very quiet inquiries to see how much the video is worth,” adding, perhaps hopefully, “If the video goes public this could be the biggest Royal scandal ever.”
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Heatmiser publicity shot (L-R: Tony Lash, Brandt Peterson, Neil Gust, Elliott Smith) (photo courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Elliott and JJ Gonson (photo courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
"Stray" 7-inch, Cavity Search Records (photo courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Elliott's Hampshire College ID photo, 1987
Elliott with "Le Domino," the guitar he used on "Roman Candle" (courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Full "Roman Candle" record cover (courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Elliott goofing off in Portland (courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Heatmiser (L-R: Elliott Smith, Neil Gust, Tony Lash, Brandt Peterson)(courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
The Greenhouse Sleeve -- Cassette sleeve from Murder of Crows release, 1988, with first appearance of Condor Avenue (photo courtesy of Glynnis Fawkes)