We'd like to thank everyone for preventing us of dead links. For the moment, we are note able to re-up them.

Feel free to keep on preventing us of those dead links. We will update them when we (I and Jeb-E-Diah) have more time to (understand : from september). Some of them will be partially or completely repacked considering albums which would have been issued thereafter and surely with new and improved artworks.

Stay tuned !

Sunday, December 20, 2009



I still recall hearing her "Horses" album on the Late John Peel show. just before Punk was breaking, it was a threshold moment, I had heard nothing like it before, I now know that their was referances and influences, but I didnt then. She has rarely troubled the charts but did have a massive hit with Because the night, co-written with Bruce Springsteen. She retired virtually to be a full time mother, returning full time after death of her husband Fred "Sonic" Smith of the MC5. She hasnt stopped since, recently performing at the final gig at New York's legendry CBGBs, where she first came to prominance over 30 years ago. This BAISTOPHE covers her entire career from Punks Poetess to Rock and Roll's Grand Lady. Both CDs end with a selection of songs from CBGBs, side one from 1979 and side two almost 30 yrs later, CBGB's final night, but not Patti's, long may she continue.



S.F.P. said...

So sorry to see you have left out one of my favorite Patti Smith songs: Citizen Ship... :(
Other than that, good work though, would I have made the baistophe myself, it would have been very different. ;)

Andrew said...

I'm not very good about leaving comments or saying thank you. However, in light of the holiday season and how much I've taken from your blog I feel that thanks are in order. So, thank you, thank you very much you have one of the more interesting music blogs around because you offer your own perspective on all of these great artists. Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...


and mine might be different again, if i did it tomorrow :)
just today i see she is playing one of my favourite venues "The Union Chapell" in London.


Franco said...

Well done... I own all the records and share your choices, except for leaving Ain't It Strange out: that song is a true monument of modern art rock, too bad it didn't make it into ABO no. 137. Thanks for all the musical ideas and suggestions. Try a Pentangle or a Yeah Yeah Yeahs best... Have a happy new year.