Gung Ho (album)

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Gung Ho
Studio album by Patti Smith
Released March 21, 2000 (2000-03-21)
Recorded Sear Sound, New York City
Genre Rock
Length 64:31
Label Arista
Producer Gil Norton
Patti Smith chronology
Peace and Noise
(1997)
Gung Ho
(2000)
Trampin'
(2004)
Singles from Gung Ho
  1. "Glitter in Their Eyes"
    Released: 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Robert Christgau (2-star Honorable Mention)[1]
NME 6/10 stars 18 Mar 00, p.34
Pitchfork Media (4.6/10) link
Rolling Stone 4.5/5 stars 30.3.00

Gung Ho is an album by Patti Smith, released March 21, 2000 on Arista Records. The song "New Party" was used as the official song for the 2000 Ralph Nader's presidential campaign. Song "Glitter in Their Eyes" was nominated for Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance in 2001.[2]

The record was included in Rolling Stone's "Top 50 Albums of 2000".[3]

This is the first Patti Smith album to not include Smith on the cover (it was, instead, a picture of her father, Grant Smith).

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "One Voice"   Patti Smith, Jay Dee Daugherty 4:46
2. "Lo and Beholden"   Lenny Kaye, Patti Smith 4:45
3. "Boy Cried Wolf"   Patti Smith 4:54
4. "Persuasion"   Patti Smith, Fred "Sonic" Smith 4:36
5. "Gone Pie"   Patti Smith, Tony Shanahan 4:06
6. "China Bird"   Oliver Ray, Patti Smith 4:08
7. "Glitter in Their Eyes"   Ray, Patti Smith 3:00
8. "Strange Messengers"   Kaye, Patti Smith 8:06
9. "Grateful"   Patti Smith 4:34
10. "Upright Come"   Ray, Patti Smith 3:00
11. "New Party"   Patti Smith, Shanahan 4:33
12. "Libbie's Song"   Patti Smith 3:28
13. "Gung Ho"   Daugherty, Kaye, Ray, Patti Smith, Shanahan 11:45

Personnel[edit]

Band

Additional personnel

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Switzerland[4] 94
U.S. Billboard 200[5] 178

Release history[edit]

Date Label Format Catalog
2000 Arista Records CD 14618
2007 Sony BMG CD 37934

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Gung Ho". Robert Christgau. 
  2. ^ "Grammy Awards: Best Rock Vocal Performance - Female". Retrieved 2008-02-29. 
  3. ^ "Review". Retrieved 2008-02-29. 
  4. ^ "Swiss chart". Retrieved 2008-02-29. 
  5. ^ "Billboard chart". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-02-29. 

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