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by Patti Smith

Banga by Patti Smith

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Banga

by Patti Smith

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Label: Columbia
With guest appearances from Television's Tom Verlaine and longtime co-conspirator Lenny Kaye, the pre-punk pioneer's 11th album features the blend of styles and spoken word poetry Smith is known for. While lead single "April Fool" is a fairly straightforward pop song, it's the cultural mining and left-field ethos of "Fuji-San," opener "Amerigo" and the title cut that veteran fans will be after. Her cover of Neil Young's "After the Gold Rush" is creepily appropriate in the '10s.

About This Album

With guest appearances from Television's Tom Verlaine and longtime co-conspirator Lenny Kaye, the pre-punk pioneer's 11th album features the blend of styles and spoken word poetry Smith is known for. While lead single "April Fool" is a fairly straightforward pop song, it's the cultural mining and left-field ethos of "Fuji-San," opener "Amerigo" and the title cut that veteran fans will be after. Her cover of Neil Young's "After the Gold Rush" is creepily appropriate in the '10s.

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About This Album

With guest appearances from Television's Tom Verlaine and longtime co-conspirator Lenny Kaye, the pre-punk pioneer's 11th album features the blend of styles and spoken word poetry Smith is known for. While lead single "April Fool" is a fairly straightforward pop song, it's the cultural mining and left-field ethos of "Fuji-San," opener "Amerigo" and the title cut that veteran fans will be after. Her cover of Neil Young's "After the Gold Rush" is creepily appropriate in the '10s.