Dusty Brown Elliott Smith Tribute

Posted by Scott

Elliott_Smith-Figure_8-Frontal33547238_6a0267c24celliott My friend and yours, Dusty Brown, recently covered Elliott Smith’s "Can’t Make a Sound" for a tribute album and it turned out incredible, dare I say, better than the original. You be the judge, have a listen below.

Dusty Brown – Can’t Make a Sound (Elliott Smith Cover)
Available on the album Hope You’re Happy


Incidentally, the last two images above are of the wall in Los Angeles that was used by photographer Autumn de Wilde as the backdrop for the Figure 8 album cover. Since Smith’s death it has become a sort of memorial for fans.

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Andre Griffin says:

February 27, 2008 at 4:59 pm

As a huge Elliott Smith fan, I can’t say it trumps the original, but it is surely well done. The instrumentation and beat are especially well done, but I miss the raw sincerity of Elliott’s vocal, rather than the super polished vibrato laden vocal done here. But any Elliott Smith tribute is a treat to me.


Kappu/Tomatoplasma says:

February 28, 2008 at 4:14 am

Scott, what’s the typo on your titles ? I see it everywhere and don’t even know what it is… :/


Justin Meyers says:

February 29, 2008 at 2:08 pm

Amazing version. Good job. Did the female half of Dusty Brown perform live with you or were you just doing live samples of her voice?


Bhawk says:

March 6, 2008 at 2:40 pm

Man that way to polished and far to melodramatic instead of Smith lengendary meloncoly style. Voice is way to high pitched, kinda hurts.


C-LO says:

August 16, 2008 at 9:11 am

Interesting cover, but to even hint that it might approach, let alone trump, the original is a bit ludicrous and slightly insulting. Very little of Elliott’s range, subtlety, dynamic range or sincerity is in this version. Sorry, just the way I feel.