Friday, October 21, 2011

Patti Smith (FB)

[Posted 12/3/2011] I think I put all of these up before going out of town for a weekend. It's all about Patti!

"Land" by Patti Smith, from Horses (1975)

[10/21/2011] Nice Grantland article on Patti Smith's Horses (1975) - if you like that reading thing (or Patti). Nothing for a coupla days, so bonus "posts" meow...
And here's where this gets meaningful for punk, because the implication of "Land," and by extension the rest of Horses, is that this this stuff was in the music all along. Early rock was always in league with ecstasy and violence, even when the lyrics suggested otherwise. A cheesy party track like "Land of 1000 Dances" concealed pathways to self-escape worthy of Rimbaud.

"Free Money" by Patti Smith, from Horses (1975)

[10/21/2011] Free Money from the PSG!

"Friction" by Television, from Marquee Moon (1977)

[10/21/2011] Always seemed like T.V. And Patti inspired each other, vocally at least. This is one of my (many) favorite Television songs...

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