OK, I give up.
I’ve tried to be nice for decades now but Patti Smith SUCKS.
Here is her career: one great song, “Piss Factory”, one greatest album of all time contender Horses, another great song “Rock N Roll Nigger”, another great song with Bruce, “Because The Night”, excellent backing vocals on R.E.M.’s last perfect moment “E-Bow The Letter” and a deeply felt left field later career classic “About A Boy”. A Poem here and there. And that’s it.
And she has been shoving it down our throats for decades.
Fucking Sam Sheppard doesn’t make you a playwrite, having kids with Fred “Sonic” Smith doesn’t make you a a groupie and having Dylan tune your guitar doesn’t make William Burroughs.
Last night there was a terrible P.O.V. documentary on PBS “Dream Of Life” about Patti. An unwatchablly flaterring portrait of the artist as an artist. Around twenty minutes in I turned it off… Is this what we want to do with our heroes? Lie about em? Fuck this shit.
a whiny piece of crap
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