Like probably many people, I began to know Patti Smith by the songs off her 1978 album, Easter. Not being from my generation, I’ve only known her work for a couple of years, but she’s had a cult like following for a lot longer then that. Her name is always mentioned with a mysterious, implicit humbleness.
I was ready to learn why. Being honest, I didn’t know much more about her music other then the song “Rock N Roll Nigger”, and from the song intro, that she is an American artist. Anything this controversial asks for an explanation.