Patti Smith Group

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Patti Smith Group - Radio Ethiopia Radio Ethiopia
Pop Used - LP AL 4097 Arista
Beautiful 1976 Original, With Insert. Looks Unplayed. Shrink Wrap Intact.... more details
 
Patti Smith Group - Easter Easter
Pop Used - LP AB 4171 Arista
1978 Black Label Original With Custom Insert. Mastered By Greg Calbi At Sterling Sound, The Dead Wax Is Inscribed "Michelangelo Was A Ni--er" (Side One) And "Zug Island" (Side Two) Appears Glossy, Unplayed. Rear Cover Has A Barcode Pasted Onto Top Right Corner. Light Corner Crease. “Patti Smith Came Back From The Year-And-A-Half Break Caused By Her Fall From A Stage In January 1977 Without Having Resolved The Art-Versus-Commerce Argument That Had Marred Her Second Album, Radio Ethiopia. In Fact, That Argument Was In Some Ways The Theme Of Her Third. Easter, Produced By Bruce Springsteen Associate Jimmy Iovine, Was Smith's Most Commercial-Sounding Effort Yet And, Due To The Inclusion Of Springsteen's "Because The Night" (With Smith's Revised Lyrics), A Top Ten Hit, It Became Her Biggest Seller, Staying In The Charts More Than Five Months And Getting Into The Top 20 LPs. But Smith Hadn't So Much Sold Out As She Had Learned To Use Her Poetic Gifts Within An Album Rock Context. Certainly, A Song That Proclaimed, "Love Is An Angel Disguised As Lust/Here In Our Bed Until The Morning Comes," Was Pushing The Limits Of Pop Radio, And On "Babelogue," Smith Returned To Her Days Of Declaiming Poetry On New York's Lower East Side. That Rant (Significantly Ending, "I Have Not Sold My Soul To God") Led Into The Provocative "Rock N Roll Nigger," A Charged Rocker With A Chorus That Went, "Outside Of Society/Is Where I Want To Be." Smith Made The Theme From The '60s British Rock Movie Privilege Her Own And Even Got Into The U.K. Charts With It. And On Songs Like "25th Floor," Iovine, Smith, And Her Group Were Able To Accommodate Both The Urge To Rock Out And The Need To Expound. So, Easter Turned Out To Be The Best Compromise Smith Achieved Between Her Artistic And Commercial Aspirations.” William Ruhlmann, AMG.... more details
 
Patti Smith Group - Set Free Set Free
Pop Used - 12 ARIST 12197 Arista
1978 UK 45rpm Mini LP. Appears New, Unplayed. Tracks Are: "Privilege (Set Me Free)," From Easter SPART 1043; "Ask The Angels," From Radio Ethopia SPARTY 1001; "25th Floor" Recorded Live In Paris And "Babefield" Recorded Live In London.... more details
 
Patti Smith Group - Radio Ethiopia Radio Ethiopia
Pop Used - LP AL 4097 Arista
1976 Blue Label Original With Insert. Clean Cut Out Hole. Two Corner Dings, Hence Price.... more details
 

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