Torment Saint: The Life of Elliott Smith

William Todd Schultz


Elliott Smith used to be essentially the most proficient songwriters of the '90s, loved via fanatics for his subtly melancholic phrases and melodies. He died violently in l. a. in 2003, less than what a few think to be questionable conditions, of stab wounds to the chest. by means of this time repute had came upon him, and record-buyers who shared the listening adventure felt he spoke on to them from past: astute, broken, lovelorn, combating till he might struggle not more. And but Smith remained unknowable. In "Torment Saint," William Todd Schultz offers us the definitive biography of the rock celebrity, imbued with affection, authority, sensitivity, and long-awaited clarity.

"Torment Saint" attracts on Schultz's cautious, deeply an expert readings and insights, in addition to on greater than one hundred fifty hours of interviews with shut neighbors from Texas to la, enthusiasts, bandmates, song friends, managers, label vendors, and recording engineers and manufacturers. This e-book unravels the remainder mysteries of Smith's lifestyles and his stunning, too early finish. it really is an imperative exam of his existence and legacy.

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