Punk rocks poet laureate, Patti Smith ranks among the most influential female rock & rollers of all time. Ambitious, unconventional, and challenging, Smiths music was hailed as the most exciting fusion of rock and poetry since Bob Dylans heyday. Smith followed her own muse wherever it took her, from structured rock songs to freeform experimentalism. Her most avant-garde outings drew a sense of improvisation and interplay from free jazz, though they remained firmly rooted in noisy, primitive three chord rock & roll. She obliterated the expectations of what was possible for women in rock, and stretched the boundaries of how artists of any gender could express themselves. The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductees first career-spanning single CD collection, OUTSIDE SOCIETY, is a new collection of 18 signature songs remastered from all ten of Smiths studio albums. The chronologically arranged tracks move from her 1975 debut album, HORSES, through her last release in 2007, TWELVE. OUTSIDE SOCIETY features brief recollections of each song, written by Patti, who personally supervised the song choices.
Ain't It Strange
Pissing In A River
Because The Night
Rock N Roll Nigger
So You Want To Be A Rock N Roll Star
People Have the Power
Up There Down There
Beneath The Southern Cross
Glitter In Their Eyes
Lo and Beholden [radio edit] [Edit]
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
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