Neil Gust's Post-Heatmiser Band, No. 2, Gets Reissued By Jackpot Records

Check out the teaser video, featuring Elliott Smith...and his underwear.

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In the classic '90s Portland band Heatmiser, Neil Gust was the Mick Jones to Elliott Smith's Joe Strummer—the one with the more enhanced pop sensibility and less severe demeanor.  After the band broke up following 1996's Mic City Sons, Smith went on to sign with a major label, get nominated for an Oscar and become one of indie rock's most treasured songwriters. Gust, meanwhile, formed another ...   More
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

The Last of the Sad Bastards

10 years after his death, Elliott Smith is still estranged from Portland.

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Elliott Smith sang it himself: Pictures of him are always wrong. So the photo of him at Disneyland, taken in 1996, must be Photoshopped, right? The saddest songwriter in the world—a man who co   More
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER


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