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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.
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