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  Patti Smith - Music Downloads - Online
Smith was born in Chicago on December 30, 1946; her parents moved to Philadelphia when she was three, and then to the nearby, less urban town of Woodbury, NJ, when she was nine.
In early 1977, Smith was performing in Tampa, FL, when she twirled herself right off the stage; she broke two vertebrae in her neck and was forced to take some time off to recuperate.
A grief-stricken Smith returned to performing as a means of therapy, and re-formed the Patti Smith Group -- with Kaye, Daugherty, and new bassist Tony Shanahan -- for a few small-scale tours aimed at reconnecting with her audience and reorienting herself to the concert stage.
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 Patti Smith - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Smith came to prominence during the punk movement with her 1975 debut album Horses.
Smith was born in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in Mantua, New Jersey.
She later married the Fred "Sonic" Smith, formerly of the proto-punk band the MC5 (and not to be confused with Fred Smith, the bassist for Verlaine's band Television), with whom she had a daughter named Jesse and a son named Jackson).
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 Patti Smith Criticism
Patti Smith is the hottest rock poet to emerge from the fecund wastes of New Jersey since Bruce Springsteen.
Patti Smith's pretensions are as important to her as feedback—both give the music the kind of kick and quirk that makes falling off a stage a transcendent experience.
Patti Smith's detractors think Radio Ethiopia, a loosely defined organization of her supporters, amounts to a Kiss Army for intellectuals who like to be mystified by poetry without capital letters.
www.bookrags.com /criticisms/Patti_Smith   (1209 words)

 Salon: Patti Smith
Smith has always seemed like nothing so much as a warrior, armed with poetry that could pierce like steel, fearlessly staking out her own territory even as she urged listeners to claim theirs, too.
Smith's sadness rages and wanes -- even the layout of the songs seems to underscore the mutability of grief, its inability to be nailed down as one unchanging emotion.
Smith's lyrics here are plainer, less turned, than her earlier work, but they never fall into the pseudomystical "We move with the sun and the planets" kind of pap that artists sometimes drag out when they get carried away with death and redemption as concepts.
www.salon.com /weekly/music960701.html   (896 words)

 Patti Smith
Smith was born in Chicago and grew up in southern New Jersey, where she worked a factory job, studied to be a teacher and plotted her escape from an uneventful life via poetry and rock and roll.
Smith has stated that her intention during those formative years “was merely to kick a little life into what I perceived as a dead poetry scene.
March 1, 1980: Patti Smith and guitarist Fred “Sonic” Smith, late of the MC5, are married and settle down in Detroit to raise a family.
www.rockhall.com /inductee/patti-smith   (1477 words)

 R.E.M., Van Halen, Patti Smith head to Rock Hall of Fame   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Watch for an R.E.M.-Patti Smith collaboration during the induction, as Stipe and Smith are friends from way back, and she called to congratulate him yesterday.
Smith, a Chicago native raised in New Jersey, takes an unlikely route to the hall, having hit the scene as a poet and painter.
For this fierce feminist, though, punk and poetry were one and the same, and with the help of guitarist Lenny Kaye and a crack band, she became one of the icons of the New York scene in the mid-'70s.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/07009/752247-42.stm   (1144 words)

 Why Patti Smith Mattered
Smith was also one of the few (if not first) women to succeed in rock music without becoming a sex symbol.
Smith moves from the hedonistic perspective of a male rock musician in "Gloria" to the scene of locker-room violence with a backdrop of 1960s soul classics in "Land." "Land," an anthem to the underdog, weaves the tale of the hero, Johnny, getting beat up in the locker room.
Smith was the first female rock performer to make gender irrelevant in her songwriting and performances.
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 NPR : Intersections: Patti Smith, Poet Laureate of Punk
Smith -- an outsider in high school -- clung to the bohemian poet as the ideal imaginary boyfriend.
Smith suffered from a variety of illnesses growing up, which gave her plenty of opportunity to nourish her fantasy life.
Smith says she saw Dylan as a Rimbaud-like figure whose songs were rich in poetry, politics and substance.
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 ArtandCulture Artist: Patti Smith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Smith began her career as a poet, published the collections “Seventh Heaven” (1971), “Kodak” (1972), and “Witt” (1973).
But Smith lost favor with many fans by lambasting the banality of punk rock culture, a seemingly contradictory position given the nature of her own musical endeavors.
Smith records under the Arista label and their page for her features lots of news and images, plus great audio and video clips of music and interviews.
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 Interview: Patti Smith | OMM | The Observer
Patti Smith's outlandish 1975 debut, 'Horses' was a landmark album whose stature grows with every passing year.
Patti Smith's an icon, alright, but she started out as an iconographer, developing her presence through close study of her heroes - Dylan, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, and, implausible as it may seem, TV host Johnny Carson.
Smith befriended the group on her early visits to Britain and recalls tramping around Portobello with Paul Simenon, looking for the house where Hendrix died.
observer.guardian.co.uk /omm/story/0,13887,1486833,00.html   (3070 words)

 Patti Smith Summary
Poet, performer, and "queen of punk"; Patti Smith made her mark in the disparate worlds of punk, rock and roll, and poetry, with seven albums, six books of poetry, and a world-renowned performing style.
Patti Smith (born December 30, 1946) is an American musician, singer, and poet.
Patti Smith: Stark in its simplicity, the cover of Patti Smith's first album, Horses, was a photo by Robert Mapplethorpe.
www.bookrags.com /Patti_Smith   (258 words)

Patti has three solid records which are her quintessential centerpieces.
Patti has a bit of this in her, too.
The words seem to be improvised, considering she trails off into a "tree of life" to "shock and awe" rap, concluding with a skronk-clarinet, no doubt the city vacant and the children gone...again.
www.longhousepoetry.com /pattismith.html   (1124 words)

 Patti Smith Bio
So Patti Smith described her music on the 1975 release of Horses, her celebrated debut album; and so she has continued to blend the spoken and sung arts in incantatory fashion with her latest work, Gone Again.
Patti continued performing as a poet/actress over the next two years, opening for the New York Dolls at the Mercer Arts Center, writing songs for The Blue Oyster Cult, "reviewing"records for Creem and Rock magazines, and publishing her first volumes of poetry, Seventh Heaven and Witt.
Patti continued to write, releasing a compendium of her seventies' poetry in Early Work (Norton); Woolgathering (Hanuman); and beginning a novel.
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 Amazon.ca: Easter: Music: Patti Smith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Patti Smith cowrote her first big hit, "Because the Night," with Bruce Springsteen, and that track was the force behind this album's ascent of the U.S. Top 40.
Patti Smith isn't the kind of girl you'd want to bring to meet your church-going mother: she's outraged, angry, and profane, and meeting her music for the first time can have the impact of slamming into a brick wall.
EASTER, Patti Smith's most commercially successful album, may not be in quite the same league with HORSES but it is so close it hardly matters, and some may even prefer the tighter structure of EASTER over the more free-form HORSES.
www.amazon.ca /Easter-Patti-Smith/dp/B000002VQP   (1341 words)

 Patti Smith: Return of the Thin White Duchess (NY Rock)
And sometimes I get the feeling Smith’s a little surprised to still be on the planet, given the traumas of her time spent away from the celebrity spotlight.
Although Smith didn’t know Dead kingpin Jerry Garcia (hey, she’s got enough deceased cronies as it is), her band once opened for them, and they definitely shared a tribal spirit.
Yet Smith’s seventh album manages to balance elegy and energy: she even resurrects Ginsberg briefly, borrowing some of his beat raps and footnotes to “Howl” to cast her very own “Spell.” And throughout Peace and Noise there’s the type of explosive rocking fury her late husband reveled in.
www.nyrock.com /features/1997/patti_smith.asp   (922 words)

 Patti Smith's stars align - Music
The stars have aligned for Patti Smith, who celebrated her 60th birthday last weekend with a show at New York`s Bowery Ballroom and was awoken Monday morning (Jan. 8) with the news that she had been chosen for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March.
Smith tells Billboard.com she is equally gratified "it should happen when Michael [Stipe] and R.E.M. are inducted, because he`s been such a good friend and supporter.
Smith says is up for further deluxe reissues from her back catalog, a campaign that began in 2005 with her beloved 1975 album 'Horses.' "If the [record] company is interested, we`re happy to do it," she says.
music.monstersandcritics.com /news/article_1241579.php/Patti_Smiths_stars_align   (808 words)

 Patti Smith MP3 Downloads - Patti Smith Music Downloads - Patti Smith Music Videos
Upon her return, she moved into the Chelsea Hotel with Mapplethorpe for a brief period, then became involved with underground theater, not to mention playwright Sam Shepard; she co-authored and co-starred with him in the somewhat autobiographical play Cowboy Mouth in 1971.
Some critics roasted her for the conceit in the ensuing controversy, but the song achieved a measure of redemption when it was included on the Natural Born Killers soundtrack in 1994.
Patti Smith sounded both young and old on her 1975 debut...
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 Barnes & Noble.com - Music: Land (1975 - 2002), Patti Smith, CD, Digi-Pak
Patti Smith, like the protagonist of fellow Jersey native Frank Sinatra's best-known song, has always done it her way.
Patti Smith completed her contract with Arista Records after 27 years by assembling this compilation, which serves as both a best-of and rarities collection, one disc devoted to each.
Having scored only one hit single, "Because the Night," Smith was not constrained by chart performance, and she seems to have chosen the songs that still mean something to her (though in an interview she claimed to have taken fan preferences into consideration).
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 Patti Smith — Infoplease.com
Patti Smith - Patti Smith Gung Ho Arista The trilogy that began with Patti Smith's remarkable 1996 comeback...
Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe's relationship spanned 22 years, from their early days as lovers till the photographer's death......
Patti Smith on the return of the tie: for the legendary singer, a tie has never represented a uniform; rather, it symbolizes freedom.......
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 Patti Smith: Trampin': Pitchfork Record Review
Patti Smith kicks off her ninth album, Trampin', with what sounds like a call to arms: "Come on, girl/ Come on, boy/ Be a jubilee." That word, "jubilee," hangs heavy with meaning.
Smith yelps "shock and awe shock and awe" with such mighty defiance and disdain that the words sound hardly human-- it's the fiercest moment on the album.
Smith's late husband, former MC5 guitarist Fred "Sonic" Smith, still haunts her music, as it has on every album since 1996's Gone Again, but here, that sadness is leavened by the reassuring presence of her children, both of whom play on the album.
pitchforkmedia.com /record-reviews/s/smith_patti/trampin.shtml   (774 words)

 Patti Smith
Gung Ho 2000 - Patti Smith's official site with lyrics, song clips, and background information for her latest album, photo gallery, discography, and tour dates.
Back from Nowhere - A Uno Mas interview with Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye on her return to performing.
Patti Smith: Drawings - An exhibit of drawings by Patti Smith from the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University.
www.hotguitarist.com /bands/S/smith_patti.htm   (260 words)

 Amazon.ca: Patti Smith Complete: Lyrics, Reflections, and Notes for the Future: Books: Patti Smith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
There is one particularly disturbing image of the singer during her painful recovery from a broken back, which she suffered as a result of a stage fall in 1977, proving that there is little that the singer has held back in her effort to communicate who she is to her fans.
According to Smith, her fans had been clamoring for her to publish her lyrics for years, but until recently she didn't feel she had a substantial enough body of work.
Patti Smith has put together an impecable collection of her lyrics.
www.amazon.ca /Patti-Smith-Complete-Lyrics-Reflections/dp/0385490801   (865 words)

 Rolling Stone : Patti Smith Takes Stage for New Year's Show   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The first hour of the show was a complete first-time performance of Smith's 1988 album, Dream of Life, the only record she ever made with her late husband Fred Smith of the MC5, who co-wrote and co-produced all of the songs and played all of the guitars.
But Dream of Life, made during Smith's full-time-mom years (she was pregnant with her daughter Jesse during the sessions), always had plenty of rock to go around, and that energy bloomed at the Bowery.
Smith also made sober note of the news that night of Saddam Hussein's execution, warning that this was nothing to celebrate and singing "Peaceable Kingdom" from Trampin' -- a stubborn vision of wisdom, peace and dignity for an Iraq drowning in blood.
www.rollingstone.com /news/story/13020594/patti_smith_takes_stage_for_new_years_show?source=music_news_rssfeed   (407 words)

 The New Yorker : online : content   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
On the first track, the dead, in snow-white shrouds, are "waiting underground." "Don't Say Nothing" was written while Smith sat at the deathbed of her friend Allen Ginsberg and wondered why his passing wasn't treated as a national loss, like Victor Hugo's had been.
Since Smith and the band have always been an improvisational group, much of the interest in the compilation derives from the live performances.
That Smith is self-consciously wacky and unself-consciously joyous is only one of the reasons that audiences love her.
www.newyorker.com /online/content/?020311on_onlineonly01   (1147 words)

 Patti Smith - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Patti Smith - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Smith, Patti, born in 1946, American poet, rock singer, and songwriter, whose risk-taking performances and punk sensibility made her a significant...
Born Adela Juana Maria Patti in Madrid, of Italian parents, she was raised and...
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