Memorable longplayers from the past…


Released: 27 april 2004
Her ninth album

All Music wrote: “Nearly 30 years and nine albums in, Patti Smith shows no signs of giving up, or giving in, despite the fact she expected to be quietly doing her work instead of making rock & roll albums and playing in front of audiences. But then 9/11, Afghanistan, war in Iraq. Smith lives the vocation of a poet in an old-world sense of that word. Once, bards were the gadflies of society. Smith’s Trampin’ is a work that directly evolves from that tradition and fits squarely in her oeuvre. Trampin’ is Smith’s first outing for new label Columbia. She and her bandmates — Lenny Kaye, Jay Dee Daugherty, Tony Shanahan, and Oliver Ray — walk the tightrope between in-your-face garage rock, poetic ballads, and raucous, improvisational pieces. Not surprisingly, Trampin’ is a largely political album, but it is far from a didactic one. Smith’s voice of resistance is a human one, not an ideological one. This is timeless music. It knows no age or subgenre classification; it is American music as it has been spoken the world over; it is rock & roll done
as well as it can be by anybody.”

Turn Up The Volume‘s favorite track: heartfelt ballad PEACEABLE KINGDOM
Here’s a tender live rendition with Television’s Tom Verlaine on guitar…

Album in full

PATTI SMITH Website – Facebook – Discography

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