When the Going Gets Dark

Touch & Go
Reviewed by: Mike Powell
Reviewed on: 2006-03-24

Posted 03/24/2006 - 09:51:10 AM by Zoffferinty:
 except that elliot smith fought the good fight with heroin for years and years before he "copped out." at least as long as kurt cobain did. until you've been there i don't think you have any idea what you're saying...
Posted 03/24/2006 - 10:29:10 AM by mikepowell:
 Yeah, Kurt "copped out" too, to be honest; I mean, no disrespect, but just consider the fact that you say "fought the good fight with heroin for years"--is there a good fight with heroin?
Posted 03/24/2006 - 11:24:52 AM by Zoffferinty:
 yes. the one where you struggle daily to get off it, until you are so exhausted by its stranglehold on the fucking fibre of your being that you give up. much like in DnD, exp points count here.
Posted 03/25/2006 - 06:04:28 AM by Tuffgnarl:
 and heatmiser DID record a few albums...Elliott's songs on Mic City Sons are almost on par with his best work...and "copped out" makes you sound disrespectful...after all, you cannot separate the chase of heroin abuse from the risk these artists took with their music
Posted 03/26/2006 - 09:16:36 AM by thewiseacre:
 Coomes' involvement with Heatmiser is very minor; he was the bass player and it was Neil Gust and Elliott Smith who did all the songwriting and singing. It's pretty incidental to his career as far as him being in a band goes. The more relevant aspect of Smith's relationship with Coomes is that he frequently had Quasi open for him (and back him) in the late 90s as his solo career was taking off. Couple that with Weiss' star rising in Sleater-Kinney and you have a guy (Coomes) who has been in the right place at the right time for the past decade.