Today just took a major turn for the better. Thank you so much to Kill Rock Stars for not only existing but for giving away “Cecilia/Amanda,” a re-working by Elliott Smith of a song by his high school band, Stranger Than Fiction. This song is NOT classic Smith, which makes sense because of its origin, but there is some easily recognizable Smith strumming and piano lines. How fucking awesome is it that we still get to hear songs by one of the greatest songwriters of all time, who died too young? The song was put to tape at Jackpot! in Portland by Larry Crane in 1997. AHHHHH….
The whole Smith back catalog is on sale at KRS, Roman Candle is being released on vinyl, and other albums are being re-issued. Damn.
Elliott Smith: Cecilia/Amanda