Patti Smith: The Boarding House, San Francisco
Michael Goldberg, NME, 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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