Monday, June 16, 2008

Patti Smith movie on the festival circuit

Can’t confess to being a fanatic who listens to her every utterance but I have a lot of time for Patti Smith whose attitude and music has earned her an enduring place in rock and roll’s Hall of the Committed.

The Brit punks like Rotten might have given her short shrift but “Horses” was an extraordinary debut and we should never forget the role her sideman Lenny Kaye has played in keeping the Nuggets of ‘60s rock warm. I reckon there’ll be a few people looking forward to seeing a commercial release for a film about her life that’s doing the ro0unds of the festival circuit right now.

Let’s hope it doesn’t suffer the same fate as the MC5 movie, in which her late husband “Sonic” Smith was a leading light.

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