Gung Ho (album)

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Gung Ho
Gung Ho.jpg
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
  2. "Lo and Beholden"
    Released: 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars link
Robert Christgau(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 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 has sold 49,000 copies in United States according to Nielsen Soundscan. [4]

This is the first Patti Smith album to not include Smith on the cover (it was, instead, a picture of her father, Grant Smith). The title gung ho refers to the Vietnamese war cry from Ho Chi Min during the Vietnam war.<needs citation because this is not true>

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
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

Personnel[edit]

Band

Additional personnel

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
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

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. ^ 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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