"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)
It was only a matter of time before conservative icon and noted racist garbage person Cliven Bundy had his story documented in song.
While I had my suspicions that Toby Keith was going to be the one to step up, Stephen Colbert beat him to it on Thursday night, telling Bundy’s tale of pretending the federal government doesn’t exist and yearning for the way things were during slavery. (Colbert gets a little help from “Strangers With Candy” alum Paul Dinello.)
And because it just wouldn’t be a proper ode to Cliven Bundy without a mention of his biggest fan, Colbert shouts out Fox News’ Sean Hannity, too.
Watch it here:
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)