Piss Factory

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"Piss Factory"
Single by Patti Smith
A-side Hey Joe
B-side Piss Factory
Released 1974 (1974)
Recorded Electric Lady Studios,
June 5, 1974
Genre Protopunk
Length 4:41
Label Mer
Writer(s) Patti Smith, Richard Sohl
Producer(s) Lenny Kaye

"Piss Factory" is a protopunk song written by Patti Smith and Richard Sohl, and released as a B-side on Smith's debut single "Hey Joe" in 1974. Tom Verlaine (of Television) contributes guitar playing on "Hey Joe". It was was included on the compilation album New Wave (Vertigo Records, 1977) and later reissued on the rarities compilation Land (1975–2002).

In 1989, Dave Marsh placed the song on the list of The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made.[1]


  1. ^ "Best of All-time Lists". Acclaimed Music. Retrieved 2008-04-17. 

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