04 February 2009

"Everybody's trying to turn me into a suicide machine"

Legend has it the night before Elliott Smith tragically died he recorded the vocal part for an instrumental track previously titled "Tiny Time Machine" Once the vocals were added the song was re-worked and ominously re-titled "Suicide Machine". There was never any evidence this song existed. That is until now. And we have it for you.

Before you get out the Kleenex, you should know, despite its title "Suicide Machine" is shockingly upbeat, almost defiantly so. It nearly mocks his sad-sack public persona, yet given the tragic timing, totally validates it.

Suicide Machine - Elliott Smith (removed per request)

1 comment:

Julie said...

Where did you find this? I've always absolutely loved Tiny Time Machine, so this is a great surprise...