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CHROME DREAMS (UK)
"A revealing two disc Patti Smith collection featuring a DVD documentary and audio interview collection. This 2 disc set is a celebration of Patti's longevity and career and includes a DVD documentary film telling her story and taking the cameras behind the scenes, plus a CD interview disc on which the woman herself waxes lyrical on just about everything she feels strongly about." NTSC all-region format.
MUSIC ON VINYL (NETHERLANDS)
"Patti Smith, godmother of USA punk, political activist, poet and freedom fighter, was the first artist of the CBGB scene to get a major label deal (even before The Ramones).
(1975), produced by John Cale, was this benchmark debut and set the pace for many good things to come. 'Redondo Beach', 'Gloria' & 'Break It Up' are still on the Patti Smith Group's live set. In 2003,
ranked in the Top 50 of
magazines' '500 most influential albums'. Here it is again, sounding better then ever on 180 gram audiophile vinyl."
Wave/Ghost Dance/Because The Night/Ginsberg Eulogy
SLOW TO SPEAK
"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."
Index of Artists