Wave (Vinyl)

by Patti Smith Group
$34.99

180 gram audiophile vinyl

Wave
 turned out to be the last album the Patti Smith Group would record, as it was also last 
album Smith would record before a nine year hiatus. The Godmother Of Punk decided to focus on her family life and moved to Michigan, but not before leaving us with gems like the sexually mysterious "Dancing Barefoot" (dedicated to her husband to be Fred 'Sonic' Smith) and her amazing, biting version of "So You Want To Be (A Rock 'n' Roll Star)". 

Produced by Todd Rundgren, this is her most pop-oriented album, and many at the time could not appreciate her more accessible sound. Nevertheless, "Wave", her spoken word tribute to Pope John Paul I (who reigned for only 33 days) is as touching and harrowing now when it came out in 1979.

TRACKLISTING

SIDE A

  1. Frederick
  2. Dancing Barefoot
  3. So You Want To Be
  4. Hymn
  5. Revenge

SIDE B

  1. Citizen Ship
  2. Seven Ways Of Going
  3. Broken Flag
  4. Wave