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Patti Smith: The Boarding House, San Francisco

Michael Goldberg, New Musical Express, 18 August 1979

THERE WAS more 'poetry' scrawled across the bathroom walls of the Boarding House than Patti Smith delivered during a two hour show there. Still, the evening at the nightclub was advertised as a "Poetry Reading". But the self-absorbed New York rock star gave an extended exercise in acute boredom.

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