Thursday, March 22, 2007

COVER: The Thermals on Elliott Smith

Even though I mistakenly thought Elliott Smith recently had a birthday (I'm going to blame it on bad internet information), I still recently revisited his entire catalog. Just an amazingly missed artist. I really would love to visit the mural shown in the picture above in Portland. A tribute album from Portland artists as released last year, including this track by The Thermals. It's a straightforward cover of the original, but they do the song proper justice.

::: The Thermals - Ballad of Big Nothing (Elliott Smith cover)

You can buy the whole tribute album here.

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[Photo credit goes to idiot-kid.]

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