New Patti Smith Compilation/Favourite Patti Smith Song

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by PeterG, Aug 24, 2011.

Fave Patti Smith Song? (Vote For All Twelve If You Like)

  1. Because The Night (co-written by Bruce Springsteen)

    68.8%
  2. Dancing Barefoot (covered by U2, Johnette Napolitano, Simple Minds and Allison Moorer)

    6.3%
  3. Frederick (dedicated to Fred "Sonic" Smith, Patti's future husband)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Glitter In Their Eyes (nominated for Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Gloria (Van Morrison cover)

    12.5%
  6. Lo And Beholden

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. People Have The Power (ranked number 22 on NME magazine's Singles of the Year list)

    6.3%
  8. Pissing In A River (used in the 1980 movie Times Square and 1997's All Over Me)

    12.5%
  9. Rock N Roll Nigger (later used in the film, Natural Born Killers, covered by Marilyn Manson)

    6.3%
  10. Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana cover)

    6.3%
  11. So You Want To Be A Rock N Roll Star (Byrds cover)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Trampin' (traditional cover)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. PeterG

    PeterG Hanyuflated

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    Patti Smith has just released a new compilation CD, which is streaming at AOL:

    Patti Smith's "Outside Society" album - a great listen!

    I read somewhere that it focusses on her singles, so if you have favourite album tracks, they might be missing. Although it doesn't include her covers of Prince's "When Doves Cry" or the Stones "Gimme Shelter". There's already three famous covers on the album already, so maybe that's why these were not included.

    If you'd like an abbreviated listen, here's a link to the amazon.com samples:

    Patti Smith - Outside Society at amazon.com

    By the way, originally I thought I'd choose twelve songs that weren't necessarily on this album (which I eventually did) and while I was googling to see what others felt were amongst Patti's best, I found two sites where people said how much they loved her duet with Don Henley, "Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough". Alas, Ms. Smith did not include this song on this CD, so it is not in the poll. :lol:
     
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  2. agalisgv

    agalisgv Well-Known Member

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    Didn't she do The Warrior?
     
  3. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

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    that's so cute
     
  4. Cachoo

    Cachoo Well-Known Member

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    Because the Night is my favorite but I also love Frederick and I love that she won a national book award---talented girl.
     
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  5. Marge_Simpson

    Marge_Simpson Well-Known Member

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    That was Patti Smyth.
     
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  6. PeterG

    PeterG Hanyuflated

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    Dyd you say that just to spyte me?
     
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  7. Allen

    Allen Glad to be back!

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    I LOVE Patti Smith. For those that haven't, you should check out her autobiographical novel Just Kids, which focuses on her relationship with Robert Maplethorpe. It's a great read and it really gives a lot of insight into the music.

    Here is a great video of her performing "Because the Night."
     
  8. Lacey

    Lacey Well-Known Member

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    Who is she married to now?
     
  9. olympic

    olympic Well-Known Member

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    I had a roommate who was a complete Patti Smith freak. He would tell me all about Patti Smith being Robert Mapplethorpe's muse and such.

    I remember when 10,000 Maniacs did a cover of 'Because the Night' in the early 1990s, he was beside himself

    BTW, did anyone else hear that they are making the intertwined lives of Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith into a movie?
     
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  10. Dr.Siouxs

    Dr.Siouxs Well-Known Member

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    Patti Smith is wonderful. :respec: :swoon: Just wanted to share that.
     
  11. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    I don't believe she remarried after her husband died.

    and the 10,000 Maniacs cover of "Because the Night" is just sad (I can't stand Natalie Merchant's voice).