Tag Archives: Patti Smith

Listen to Frontier Justice 2/19/17

The Thousand Points Of Light Memorial Waterfall lies dry at the center of the Super 7 Mega Mall food court tetrahedron, and everybody’s got an opinion as to why. Hair triggers, we have them. In this new reality of hot takes and burning questions, it’s fun to clamber onto a roof and shout “BELL BOTTOMS” … Continue reading Listen to Frontier Justice 2/19/17

Shoplifters Of The World Unite

I Was a Teenaged ShoplifterThere’s a huge difference between the anonymous copyright infringement of today’s filesharing networks and the stressful art of old school shoplifting. Back in the day, you used to sweat when you stole music.

Patti Smith – Smells Like Teen Spirit video

AOL’s Spinner blog has the video for Patti Smith’s cover of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” from her latest album, Twelve (review). I like the banjo. Overall, a pretty successful cover. Creepy video, too. Watch it after the jump.

Patti Smith – Gimme Shelter

Patti Smith – “Gimme Shelter” (Rolling Stones cover) from Twelve, due April 24 on Columbia. Previously: Patti Smith at CBGB (and Other Music for Uplifting Gormandizers) and Patti Smith: A Beacon in the City of Lights. Full P.R. babble after the jump…

Hall of Shame: Stooges Kept Out

R.E.M., Van Halen, Patti Smith, the Ronettes, and Grandmaster Flash were inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. “Finalists who didn’t make the cut included Chic, the Dave Clark Five and the Stooges.” Okay, people should be embarrassed that the Dave Clark Five were even finalists. Talk about also-rans. Jesus, if they’re going … Continue reading Hall of Shame: Stooges Kept Out

Patti Smith at CBGB (and Other Music for Uplifting Gormandizers)

Jesus died for somebody's sins...but not Hilly'sJesus died for somebody’s sins…but not Hilly Krystal’s. Patti Smith sends off the club that oversaw the birth of New York punk, and you don’t even want to know what we had to do to get in.

Patti Smith: A Beacon in the City of Lights

Photography © Sue Rynski, 2005. All Rights Reserved. Used with permission.Legendery Detroit rock photographer Sue Rynski is letting us use one of her shots of Patti Smith receiving the insignia of Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres in Paris. You’ll only see it here!