Despite its status as a generic surname, “Smith” seems to be an indicator of supreme quality in the world of music. Patti Smith, Elliott Smith, The Smiths… having said that, I bet that if I included Smith in my own band name, I’d instantaneously ruin the streak.
What on earth can I say about Patti Smith that hasn’t been said in a far more intelligent manner elsewhere? Not much, unfortunately! Patti Smith is, of course, a music powerhouse, and while I’d like to know more about her, it will be abundantly clear that I know nothing if I continue to write. As such, allow me to introduce this rather wild and randy blues track from her second album: just let it play and ignore the drivel I have written!