All these years later, it’s amazing that there are still unheard Elliott Smith recordings out there, but there totally are. The man would’ve turned 43 this week, and Kill Rock Stars is marking the occasion by posting things like an alternate version of “Alameda” and now this. The unheard version of “Punch And Judy” is a jittery, falling-over-itself thing, one strikingly different from the relatively mellow and assured version that appeared on Either/Or. Listen below.
Buy this version of the song from the Kill Rock Stars Bandcamp.