Ernie Ball artist and Dinosaur Jr. guitarist J Mascis recently recorded a song for an upcoming tribute album to the late Elliott Smith. While the songs on the album are all covers of Smith’s material, Mascis’ rendition of Waltz #2 is a near-complete reimagining, lifting key phrases from the original and adding completely different lyrics throughout.

Say Yes! A Tribute to Elliott Smith is scheduled for release next week on American Laundromat records, and will include covers by Waxahatchee, Juliana Hatfield, Amanda Palmer and others.

 Check out the J Mascis version of Waltz #2 below and let us know what you think!

Dig into the rest of the J Mascis catalog, including another excellent cover (Mazzy Star’s Fade Into You), with this Spotify playlist.

Guitar Strings

J Mascis plays Ernie Ball guitar strings. Do you? Try a set:

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