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Gung Ho

Gung Ho
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9 years, 9 months ago at Nov 1 4:34
Gung Ho has Patti Smith imaging herself into several different political situations: in Vietnam, speaking for the stolen Africans in the Middle Passage, as Salome ordering the head of John the Baptist. What she manages to do with these situations is really something special, and a great testament to her talents as a poet and artist. She hasn’t been this full of piss-and-vinegar since Radio Ethio... read more
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Description: Patti Smith's fourth album since her 1988 comeback vehicle Dream of Life finds the plugged-in poetess looking outward after the extended period of introspection that followed the death of her husband, Fred "Sonic" Smith. The scathing eight-minute-plus "Strange Messengers" illustrates Smith's renewed interest in the world around her, as the streetwise New Yorker turned Midwestern suburbanite rails at crackheads ("That's how you repay your ancestors?"). Working with producer Gil Norton (Foo Fighters, Pixies) and fronting a quartet built around longtime lieutenants Lenny Kaye and Jay Dee Daugherty, Smi ... (more)
Manufacturer: Arista
Release date: 21 March 2000
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0078221461825 UPC: 078221461825
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