Alternative music reviews

May 2, 2006

Patti Smith

Filed under: nostalgia — @ 9:53 pm Comments (1)

I found a Patti Smith video of Gloria mentioned in the very wonderful Advanced Theory Blog and I thought it worthy of a post here. But then I found a video of Patti singing Horses on The Old Grey Whistle Test – a performance I remember very well. There had never, as far as I could remember, been a woman who had grabbed rock by the balls and squeezed so hard. Come to think of it, I don’t think any woman has done since – not even PJ Harvey came close to the sheer affrontery and intelligence that Ms Smith displayed.

There’s a version of Gloria here – I love the sincere intro from the Straight Guy with a pole up his arse.

1 Comment

  1. Dancing Barefoot has long been a favorite to me. My fave female band is Concrete Blonde a lot of Patti in them.

    Comment by K — May 6, 2006 @ 5:31 am

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