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Banga by Patti Smith

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I am of two minds about this CD. I love it but I also think it's pretentious and ridiculous.  I love the music and her voice but the poetry sometimes makes me cringe...or chuckle.  But who am I to complain?  I have no muse.

If you can get past lyrics such as:   "The silver ladle of his throat,  The boy the beast and the butterfly" or "She walks across a bridge of magpies, Her hollow tongue fills the brightness with water" both from Tarkovsky (The Second Stop is Jupiter) you're golden. She  works with long time collaborators who really know how to put her words to music. The best tracks,  Amerigo, April Fool, This is the Girl and Mosaic, are all very melodic.  I'd be happy to have those songs follow me around all day. Check Our Catalog



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