Classic Track Of Day – Heatmiser

1996 was a good year.  Brendan Benson’s debut came out- and so did another record “Mic City Sons” by a Portland group named Heatmiser. (VRA 1996) Fronted by a true soul – Elliot Smith – this album is a treasure- The feel, the soul, the grace- all there.  Of course we know Elliot Smith went on to great places as a solo artist, and became a poster-child for the indie jet set –  He helped clear a path for artists like Bright Eyes to let it her rip- just do what feels true.  Just like Kurt Cobain- Elliot shared some amazin’ tunes in his creative life- It’s enough that you are exposing your soul to the world- but the world always wants more, more, and more.  “Some folks can not be satisfied, they just want somebody to ride. ”  The lyrics were an ominous warning for the years ahead. Dig the sexy low-end of pre-solo, rock and roll group process.



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