On the thirteenth day of Rocktober Alex Chilton gave to me....a killer cover of his song "Thirteen."
Elliott Smith - Thirteen.mp3 (Big Star cover)
From: The Complete Live Covers compiled by Rawkblog. This version was recorded on June 2, 1998.
Such a sweet song about the naive innocence of adolescence, made even sweeter by Elliott Smith's tender voice. Yeah, I know it's "Rocktober," but this is about as rocking as Smith gets, which is fine by me.