"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)
Attendees of the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans were treated to a surprise performance last weekend: Prince joined Nile Rodgers onstage to perform “Let’s Dance.”
The song — a David Bowie classic — was produced by Rodgers, who besides being the lead guitarist and co-founder of Chic, has performed with and produced artists ranging from Duran Duran to Daft Punk.
Nile Rodgers is also working on a new Chic track, which will feature ”almost everyone” he’s previously worked with, according to NME.
Watch the fan-made video below:
h/t NME (New Musical Express)
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)