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Patti Smith: Part Woman, Part Black, Part Genius, Part Idiot...

Mick Brown, Sounds, 26 April 1975

PATTI SMITH might have been a star last year, but the top side of her first single seemed to have the word 'piss' in every other line, and it made all sorts of references to schoolboys whose 'dicks droop like lilacs', nuns behind convent walls and teenage punks swigging Romilar, And the flip-side turned out to be an anthem to Patty Hearst, and no New York radio station would touch it and it got lost in the shuffle...

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