Gung Ho (album)

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Gung Ho
Gung Ho.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 21, 2000 (2000-03-21)
RecordedSear Sound, New York City
ProducerGil Norton
Patti Smith chronology
Peace and Noise
Gung Ho
Singles from Gung Ho
  1. "Glitter in Their Eyes"
    Released: 2000
  2. "Lo and Beholden"
    Released: 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars link
Robert Christgau(2-star Honorable Mention)(2-star Honorable Mention)[1]
NME6/10 stars 18 Mar 00, p.34
Pitchfork Media(4.6/10) link
Rolling Stone4.5/5 stars 30.3.00

Gung Ho is the eighth studio 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. The song "Glitter in Their Eyes" was nominated for a 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]

As of February 2004, Gung Ho had sold 49,000 copies in the United States according to Nielsen Soundscan. [4]

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

The title refers to a Chinese phrase meaning "work together" adopted by the US Marines during World War II as a morale-building slogan.

Track listing[edit]

1."One Voice"Patti Smith, Jay Dee Daugherty4:46
2."Lo and Beholden"Lenny Kaye, Patti Smith4:45
3."Boy Cried Wolf"Patti Smith4:54
4."Persuasion"Patti Smith, Fred "Sonic" Smith4:36
5."Gone Pie"Patti Smith, Tony Shanahan4:06
6."China Bird"Oliver Ray, Patti Smith4:08
7."Glitter in Their Eyes"Ray, Patti Smith3:00
8."Strange Messengers"Kaye, Patti Smith8:06
9."Grateful"Patti Smith4:34
10."Upright Come"Ray, Patti Smith3:00
11."New Party"Patti Smith, Shanahan4:33
12."Libbie's Song"Patti Smith3:28
13."Gung Ho"Daugherty, Kaye, Ray, Patti Smith, Shanahan11:45



Additional personnel


Chart (2000) Peak
Switzerland[5] 94
U.S. Billboard 200[6] 178

Release history[edit]

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


  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. ^ Newman, Melinda (7 February 2004). "Browne, Smith Depart Labels". Billboard. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Swiss chart". Retrieved 2008-02-29.
  6. ^ "Billboard chart". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-02-29.

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