Once upon a time, there was a flood in New Orleans and all the people had to cling to was a Bush.
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Tipitina’s [no label, 2CD]
Live in New Orleans, LA, April 24, 2010. An excellent soundboard stereo recording.
“Come on people… FUCK THE GOVERNMENT!”
“Rise up and unite. Save your fuckin’ city and don’t let Donald Trump fuck it up.”
People have the power, of course. Patti Smith is a shadow of Jim Morrison. Where the latter would often fall over the edge, Smith manages to stay balanced. Considering how little the rest of the entertainment fraternity cares, that’s a serious blessing.
So what else is here? There’s a moment when Smith stops a song, My Blakean Year, to explain why she spits. That’s a hilarious moment. Or when Michael Stipe steps up to the mic explaining he has the lyrics of Wichita Lineman on his cell phone. What a hoot.
Lenny Kaye has his moment singing People Who Died, a tribute to the late Jim Carroll.
There is a sense of old-fashioned rock values here. Smith calls the audience to support a 19th century church, Wesley United, together with Stipe. Pamphlets are passed out. Remember the ’60s.
Smith has never sounded better. Age has mellowed and strengthen her voice. Her resolve remains intact. Fight the power.
- Professor Red
tapers notes: I got recognized on Thursday at the museum (Noma), but not contacted yet. She’s an old N.Y. connection. The last time I saw her was I don’t know how many years ago at jazz fest, she was with Willie Deville of all things, turns out the only time I met him… They were spectators, not performers. Ran into her out front of tips, said hi and I went inside. A few minutes later she asked ‘are you taping’, I said maybe, she asked ‘do you have a patch cord?’ I said maybe, and she said ‘maybe if you have a patch cord I could plug you into the soundboard’… so I guess it’s a nyno connection now… from the old Palladium/ritz (downtown) days. I was going to tape anyhow… some old friends from N.Y. had plans for dinner that nite, and I said f@#k food (which is not nice to do in New Orleans), I’m seeing Patti. The day the tix went on sale I got mine. Hadn’t seen her in a few years, hasn’t been out my way, so there I was… enjoy that’s my story and I’m sticking to it… - royboy.
Lineage: Edirol R-09 w/ patch to soundboard > Sony RCD W500C > Dell Inspiron 1501 > CD-R > EAC > wav file > Audacity (split tracks) > Traders Little Helper > FLAC [level 8]
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Track 101. Introduction/Be My Baby (7.0MB)
Track 102. Redondo Beach (7.6MB)
Track 103. Free Money (9.3MB)
Track 104. Grateful (7.3MB)
Track 105. Ghost Dance (8.5MB)
Track 106. Beneath The Southern Cross (14.9MB)
Track 107. Pushin’ Too Hard (7.8MB)
Track 108. We Three (9.2MB)
Track 109. Dancin’ Barefoot (8.3MB)
Track 110. Ain’t It Strange (11.7MB)
Track 201. Black Leaves (7.7MB)
Track 202. My Blakean Year (10.5MB)
Track 203. Pissing In A River (7.7MB)
Track 204. People Who Died (10.0MB)
Track 205. Wichita Lineman (w R.E.M.) (5.7MB)
Track 206. People Have The Power (16.2MB)
Track 207. Perfect Day (6.8MB)
Track 208. Because The Night (8.3MB)
Track 209. Gloria (12.3MB)
The Patti Smith Band with R.E.M. (here and there).
Probable lineup for PS Band
Patti Smith - vocals
Lenny Kaye - guitar
Jay Dee Daugherty - drums
Tony Shanahan - bass, keyboards
Jackson Smith - guitar
Pick up Patti Smith’s first album, Horses, a classic of New York punk album in the ’70s. Click on the link to order the album.