Patti Smith Group "Wave" LP (1979)
Details: Patti Smith Group (Santa Maria Pressing) "Wave" LP released on Arista Records, 1979. Light scuff marks, but plays through: sounds really great! Play-tested, mother approved. Missing original liner notes. Cover has some light bending and shelf & ring wear. See images.
Description: "Read beginning-to-end and end-to-beginning, Wave is the microcosm of the artist’s journey back to punk from pop, and into pop from punk. That journey operates, fluidly, on both planes. After all, Smith does not, and never will exist, classifiable. And like Smith, her fourth LP cannot be easily classified as just another “run-of-the-mill” pop album. Rather, it remains a rich, multicolored soundscape of contemplation and catharsis that upholds unexpected radio appeal at the same time—an almost inconceivable feat in a vehemently categorical industry.
Patti Smith was not simply riding the Wave of success. Wave, as it would be, evaded Easter‘s fluky, chart-climbing fate for brasher, fuller-realized experimentation unlike anything her band had done before: a shameless, self-reflexive dabble in a radically-mainstream sound." - PopMatters, Matt McKinzie
Grade: VG+ (Record/Cover)
TRACK LISTING SIDE A:
A2. Dancing Barefoot
A3. So You Want To Be (A Rock 'n' Roll Star)
TRACK LISTING SIDE B:
B1. Citizen Ship
B2. Seven Ways of Going
B3. Broken Flag