"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)
Andrew Garfield likes Beyoncé a lot, but has lukewarm feelings about “Drunk in Love.” After he says the unsayable, he is forced to go on the lam while a government agency (the Beygency, naturally) hunts him down. Jack Bauer even makes an appearance to try to save him, but Garfield is beyond saving, frankly. The Beygency always gets their man.
If these guys go after Garfield for his seemingly minor surfbort diss, I wonder what they have planned for our nation’s No. 1 Beyoncé hater, Bill O’Reilly? Dare I even ask?
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)