Patti Smith, Uncut...

by PopMatters Staff

21 March 2007

 

Patti Smith
Gimme Shelter [MP3]
     

“While her groundbreaking vision of “three chord rock merged with the power of the word” has ensured her place in rock & roll history, Patti Smith has, throughout her career, developed a reputation as one of pop music’s foremost interpreters, visiting the songs of other musical artists and transforming them through the lens of her own understanding, appreciation and imagination. Beginning with her first single, “Hey Joe,” in 1974 and her extrapolations of Van Morrison’s “Gloria” and Chris Kenner’s “Land of 1,000 Dances” on her seminal Horses album in 1975 through her live performances of songs ranging from “You Light Up My Life” to “My Generation” to her new album, Twelve, Patti Smith continues to reshape popular music’s classic source materials and make them her own.”—Columbia

Uncut
Out of Sight [MP3]
     

Breaking Glass [MP3]
     

Kiss Me [MP3]
     

All tracks from Modern Currencies on Paper Bag Records.
“This Toronto-based fourpiece build a wall of sound with cascading guitar squalls and pounding rhythms capable of moving the hairs on the back of your neck.”—Paper Bag Records

The Twilight Sad
Cold Days from the Birdhouse [MP3] from Fourteen Autumns, Fifteen Winters on Fat Cat.
     

“This Glasgow band layers melodies to build a big and volatile anthem rock album.”—Fat Cat

 

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