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ARTIST
TITLE
Wave/Ghost Dance/Because The Night/Ginsberg Eulogy
FORMAT
12"

LABEL
CATALOG #
FG 1456EP FG 1456EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/19/2010

"Poet, punk-rock evangelist and unwavering proponent of authentic rock n' roll, Patti Smith is one of the most brilliant minds of modern music. Making her start in the burgeoning anti-art communities of 1970s New York City, Smith was one of the few figures that maintained the continuum of the 1960s avant-garde, invigorating it with the disillusioned and enraged outlook of post-Nixon-era youth, and in the process reinventing major label rock forever. Basking in the helpless fury of the first legitimately apolitical generation in the United States, Smith & her loyal circle of collaborators pushed their confrontational sonic warfare with fearless confidence and an unparalleled lyrical expressiveness, inspired by the total freedom of punk-rock and resolute in infusing its aesthetic populism and accessibility with a firm intellectual vivacity that did battle with the increasingly grim social landscape of neo-consumerism. Countering rampant alienation with the rejuvenating act of basic musical articulation, Smith affirmed cathartic release through song, word & collective performance, elevating her work from standard punk-rock radicalism to authentic social philosophy, an essential chronicling of the dark shadows of isolation-turned-communal transcendence and self-actualization that always lay at the heart of punk's essentially democratic culture."