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Patti Smith: At Last, The Lower Manhattan Show

Report and Interview by Miles, New Musical Express, May 1976

Miles sees the Patti Smith Group at the Roundhouse, London ...

Patti Smith: Patti noises off

Interview by Gavin Martin, Vox, January 1998

PATTI SMITH, the cultural dynamo who claims to have "several decades left in me yet" is never one to court convention. With no plans to ...

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Patti Smith (1976)

Interview by Mick Gold, Rock's Backpages Audio, May 1976

Ms Smith talks at length about her poetry, her influences, live improvisation, and Bob Dylan.

File format: mp3; file size: 102.8mb, interview length: 1h 51' 56" sound quality: ***

Patti Smith on KSAN San Francisco (1978)

Interview by Howie Klein, Rock's Backpages Audio, May 1978

Ms Smith regales the listeners to KSAN, San Francisco, with stories about Tina Turner, Sandy Pearlman and the Clash; sings the praises of Fred 'Sonic Smith and Tom Verlaine; gives respect to Bill Graham. She also makes Public Service announcements, and comments on the commercials!

File format: mp3; file size: 81.9mb, interview length: 1h 29' 27" sound quality: ***

The Patti Smith Group's Lenny Kaye on NYC punk (1986)

Interview by Mat Snow, Rock's Backpages Audio, January 1986

Musician and journalist Kaye on the CBGBs scene, the differences between US and UK Punk, Patti Smith and his seminal Nuggets compilation.

File format: mp3; in 2 parts, total file sizes: 56meg, total interview length: 1h 01' 06" sound quality: ***

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

Profile and Interview by Mick Brown, Sounds, 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 ...

Down In The Scuzz With The Heavy Cult Figures

Report by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, June 1975

C.B.G.B. is a toilet. An impossibly scuzzy little club buried somewhere in the sections of the Village that the cab-drivers don't like to drive through. ...

La belle dame sans merci: Patti Smith: Horses (Arista Import) *****

Review by Jonh Ingham, Sounds, November 1975

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I give you the record of the year. Or the record of 1976, since it won't be released here until January.  ...

Patti Smith: Horses

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, November 1975

FIRST ALBUMS THIS good are pretty damn few and far between. ...

Horses: Patti Smith Exposes Herself

Review by Greil Marcus, Village Voice, The, November 1975

The first question about Horses, Patti Smith's debut album, might be called the Janis question – it comes up whenever a particularly exciting performer has ...

Patti Smith: Poetry In Motion

Interview by Robin Katz, Sounds, December 1975

PATTI SMITH cannot compromise. She functions on her very own level of stratosphere, creating poetry, writing songs, lapping up the more elusive statics of life. ...

Patti Smith: At The Roxy Theatre

Live Review by Don Snowden, Pasadena Guardian, Fall 1975

FIRST SHOW, first set on her first night in L.A., playing to a cold record company crowd, checking her out as a possible new phenomenon-- ...

Patti Smith: Her Horses Got Wings, They Can Fly

Profile and Interview by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, January 1976

Factory Girl, Coal Stove Visionary, Scion of Rimbaud and the Ronettes, Patti Smith Now Challenges the Assembly Line of Rock & Roll ...

New York: Plug in to the Nerve-ends of the Naked City

Report by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, March 1976

In downtown Manhattan the rock 'n' roll war rages on as potential crown princes of Punkdom battle for recognition.. NICK KENT interprets the action ...

Patti Smith: A Baby Wolf With Neon Bones

Interview by Nick Tosches, Penthouse, April 1976

PATRICIA LEE SMITH hit the linen on December 30, 1946, in Chicago, and was raised, the eldest of four children, in Deptford Township, New Jersey. ...

Patti Smith: Avery Fisher Hall, NYC

Live Review by Mitchell Cohen, Phonograph Record, May 1976

FOR SOME OF US, Patti Smith is the girl of our rock and roll dreams. As a performer she doesn't merely flirt with danger, she ...

Patti Smith Group: The Roundhouse, London

Live Review by Giovanni Dadomo, Sounds, May 1976

Energy is back in fashion ...

Patti Smith Is Innocent, OK?

Report and Interview by Jonh Ingham, Sounds, May 1976

Jonh Ingham, on the other hand, is guilty. Six days it took him to get us this piece. SIX DAYS! The Patti Smith crazy Sounds ...

Patti Smith: Patti in Excelsis Deo

Profile and Interview by Mick Gold, Street Life, May 1976

WE LIVE in dangerous times. We live in a society that can co-opt its own downfall, sprinkle some glitter on it, and gift wrap it ...

Patti Smith: Misplaced Joan Of Arc

Interview by Michael Gross, Blast, August 1976

THERE'S A SCRAWNY scarecrow of a girl standing on the stage. Her hair is ragged. Her tits swing slowly to a 4/4 beat under a ...

Patti Smith: Radio Ethiopia

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, October 1976

NOW HERE'S what you do for openers. You get someone to blindfold you, put boxing gloves on your hands, tie a maddened rhino to your ...

Patti Smith: Welcome To The Monkey House

Report by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, October 1976

"IT'S LIKE...I'm not ever gonna be a hundred per cent cool, y'know...I mean, for you to like even try to be a hundred per cent ...

Patti Smith: Once Is Not Enough (ungh! choke! etc)

Live Review by Jonh Ingham, Sounds, October 1976

Patti Smith/The Stranglers: Hammersmith Odeon, London ...

Patti Smith: The Field Marshall on Portobello Road

Interview by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, November 1976

"THIS ALBUM is I think much more feminine than the first album...the rhythm, it's more like ocean. The cuts that I love the best are ...

Patti Smith: Radio Ethiopia (Arista)

Review by Fred Schruers, Crawdaddy!, December 1976

CHATTY PATTY: PISSIN' IN WAX ...

Patti Smith: Patti Cracks Noggin, Raps On Regardless

Interview by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, February 1977

Patti sounds plaintive, fragile, over the transatlantic wire. If you can imagine a voice sounding wan, you're near the mark. Reason being — "A swan ...

Lenny Kaye: New York Nuggets

Interview by Kris Needs, ZigZag, May 1977

IN ISSUE 68 [of ZigZag], Patti Smith talked about a number of things during an account of the first half of her visit to this ...

Patti Smith: Roll Over, Rimbaud (tell Marc Bolan the news)

Live Review by Miles, New Musical Express, August 1977

Patti Smith: The Village Gate, NYC ...

Patti Smith: Easter

Review by Chris Bohn, Melody Maker, 1978

PATTI SMITH'S first album, Horses, was a bolt out of the blue, a lightning stab at the very top of the tree, one of the ...

Patti Smith: Easter (Arista)*****

Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, March 1978

At last – the rock 'n' roll resurrection is upon us ...

Patti Smith: Easter

Review by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, March 1978

I'M AN AMERICAN ARTIST , I HAVE NO GUILT, I TRUST MY GUITAR ...

Patti Smith: Behind The Wall Of Sleep

Report and Interview by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, March 1978

"Their quarters were filled with counterfeit sleep" – Stephen King, The Shining ...

Horse Latitudes: The Possession of Patti Smith

Interview by John Tobler, ZigZag, April 1978

This interview with Patti Smith took place last October when she stopped off in London for a day en route for Europe. We were saving ...

Patti Smith: A Woman's Place…

Report and Interview by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, April 1978

ARTHUR RIMBAUD, the late 19th Century French poet who dreamt of 'recreating life through his words' and whose work helped inspire poetic Symbolism, Dadaism and ...

Patti Smith: Easter

Review by Lester Bangs, Phonograph Record, May 1978

Dear Patti, Start the Revolution Without Me ...

High on Rebellion: Patti Smith Speaks, Part 2

Interview by John Tobler, ZigZag, June 1978

We join Patti Smith and John Tobler mid-conversation one day last October, when Patti was on her way to Europe to do her annual poetry ...

Patti Smith Group: Easter

Review by Nick Tosches, Creem, June 1978

CHARLES OLSON was invited to give a reading at Berkeley in 1965. It was a time – a springtime – when rose incense bore a ...

Patti Smith: Babel (Putnam/Longman)

Review by Jeffrey Morgan, Roxy, June 1978

TEMPTING AS IT MAY BE, it would be far too easy to dismiss Patti Smith merely as a literary quack and let it go at ...

Patti Smith Group: Central Park, New York NY

Live Review by Andy Schwartz, New York Rocker, September 1978

SHE MAY be a fool, but she's our fool. ("You mean your fool," said one friend.) ...

Patti Smith: Straight, No Chaser

Interview by Nick Tosches, Creem, September 1978

WE ARE SITTING in the Tropical, the darkest bar in New York. Outside on Eighth Avenue it's late afternoon. In here it's midnight on the ...

Patti Smith: Breaking The Shackles Of Original Sin

Interview by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, September 1978

The White Niggah, Biblical Obsession, and The Mutant Army witnessed at Cardiff – where discussions encompass the sexiness of Prince Charles and the pressures of ...

15 Minutes with Patti Smith

Interview by John Tobler, ZigZag, October 1978

DOUBTLESS, many of you will have noted a small item in NME's scandal section recently, which referred to the fact that Patti Smith had broken ...

Patti Smith: Babel

Book Review by Ian Penman, New Musical Express, November 1978

WHAT HAS rock and roll got to do with poetry? What is a poetess doing with rock and roll? What am I doing reading and ...

The Pen Is Mightier As A Chord

Report by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, March 1979

...sometimes. The rock critic as musician. By Sandy Robertson ...

Patti Smith: Wave (Arista)

Review by Simon Frith, Melody Maker, May 1979

WAVE IS a much better record than I expected, but to explain why I'll have to go back a bit. ...

The Patti Smith Group

Interview by Andy Schwartz, New York Rocker, June 1979

A WAS LOST. He pulled the Toyota over to the curb, parked, and flicked on the overhead light to check his road map. Should he ...

Patti Smith: The Palladium, New York NY

Live Review by Richard Grabel, New Musical Express, June 1979

SITTING ALONE on the side of the stage, Patti Smith intones a rap that mixes passages of 'Wave', her latest failed-mystic monologue, with protestations of ...

Patti Smith: The Boarding House, San Francisco

Live Review by Michael Goldberg, New Musical Express, 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 ...

Patti Smith: Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, September 1979

WEDNESDAY WAS an unusual day. ...

Walking Down The Kings Road With Lenny Kaye...

Report and Interview by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, September 1979

...Can be a disagreeable experience. Sandy Robertson gives the Patti Smith Group the elbow. ...

20 Minutes With Lenny Kaye…

Interview by Kris Needs, ZigZag, December 1979

THE PATTI SMITH Group had a day off in London. The night before they'd played to a generally enthusiastic reaction but universal slagging at Wembley ...

Ivan Kral

Profile and Interview by Cynthia Rose, Viz, 1980

GENERALLY there exists a dichotomy between pioneering artists and their audiences – the potetial appreciator is apt to be surprised, disturbed, or simply unaccustomed to ...

Patti Smith

Interview by Andy Schwartz, New York Rocker, October 1980

CAN A NEW York City-bred rock poetess find happiness in her new life as a Detroit housewife? If the poetess in question is Patti Smith, ...

Punk in New York: Blitzkreig Bop

Retrospective and Interview by Mat Snow, New Musical Express, February 1986

"And one fine morning she turns on a New York-station / And doesn't believe what she hears at all / She started dancing to that ...

Patti Smith: The Power And The Glory, The Resurrection And The Life

Interview by Gerrie Lim, BigO, July 1995

In art and dream may you proceed with abandon.In life may you proceed with balance and stealth.– Patti Smith, "To The Reader," introduction to Early ...

The Rebel: Patti Smith

Interview by Ben Edmonds, MOJO, August 1996

To R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe, she is "one of the premier artists of my lifetime – I’ve blindly stolen from her for years." To Bob Dylan, ...

John Cale and Patti Smith: How We Met

Interview by Lucy O'Brien, Independent on Sunday, August 1996

JOHN CALE, 55, rock musician and composer, was born in South Wales, moved to New York in the early 1960s and became a founder member ...

Patti Smith: Return of the Thin White Duchess

Profile and Interview by Jeff Apter, nyrock.com, November 1997

PATTI SMITH needs some new socks. I'm standing next to her in an elevator in midtown Manhattan, when she glances down at her feet, which ...

Patti Smith: Gung Ho (Arista)

Review by Gavin Martin, Uncut, May 2000

The eighth album from garage rock's warrior queen tackles Vietnam, slavery, the American Civil War, corporate control and dreams of future freedom ...

Patti Smith: Making Waves

Profile and Interview by Sean O'Hagan, Observer, The, June 2003

THERE ARE TEARS in Patti Smith's eyes. She is midway through a performance that has been, by turns, sombre and joyous, intense and ecstatic, when ...

Patti Smith: ULU, London

Live Review by Nick Hasted, Independent, The, March 2004

THE SECOND ACT OF Patti Smith's great career has been catalysed by death. The loss of her mother inspired the forthcoming Trampin', her fourth album ...

Patti Smith: Trampin' (Columbia)

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, Observer Music Monthly, March 2004

NINE ALBUMS IN just under thirty years: no-one can accuse Patti Smith of chronic overproduction or artistic profligacy. ...

Patti Smith

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, September 2004

BY FRONTING her own rock band – issuing lyrical missives from the depths of her fertile unconscious that rivalled anything that Bob Dylan ever scribbled ...

Patti Smith: 'Even As A Child, I Felt Like An Alien'

Profile and Interview by Simon Reynolds, Observer Music Monthly, May 2005

PATTI SMITH today looks as striking as the 28-year-old instant icon who defiantly out-stared the viewer from the cover of Horses. With her strong nose ...

Patti Smith: Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York

Live Review by Jason Gross, Harp, October 2005

After a summer tryout at London's Meltdown Festival, punk icon Patti Smith returned to her NYC roots to perform again in sequence her 30-year-old debut ...

Patti Smith: The Lady's For Returning

Interview by Mark Paytress, Guardian, The, September 2006

PATTI SMITH knows a thing or two about rock'n'roll heroes. Emerging in a blaze of controversy with her epochal 1975 debut album, Horses, she wrapped ...

Patti Smith

Interview by Robert Sandall, Sunday Times, April 2007

Nearly 30 years ago, Patti Smith turned her back on rock'n'roll. The woman they called the female Bob Dylan quit, choosing obscurity and her family ...

Promises Fulfilled: Patti Smith: Just Kids

Review and Interview by Bill Holdship, Metro Times, February 2010

LOVE RELATIONSHIPS between great artists have inspired some fine literature throughout history, be it works the artists created for each other during their own lifetimes ...

On Mapplethorpe and more: Patti Smith

Profile and Interview by Edward Helmore, Vogue, March 2010

WITH THE POSSIBLE EXCEPTION of her hero Bob Dylan, no one has perfected the look of the downtown bohemian poet as comprehensively as Patti Smith. ...

Patti Smith: Just Kids

Book Review by Mark Mordue, Sydney Morning Herald, the, April 2010

ART can set us free. Art is holy. Art is love. ...

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