Talk:Patti Smith

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Good article Patti Smith has been listed as one of the Music good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.
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January 31, 2008 Peer review Reviewed
February 3, 2008 Good article nominee Not listed
March 6, 2008 Good article nominee Listed
Current status: Good article

Ivan Král vs Lenny Kaye[edit]

The article describes Ivan as the bass guitar player and Lenny Kaye as the guitarist of PSG. But looking at it closer showes that both kept actually fluently switching between lead guitar and bass - in studio as much as on stage.

If you look at the Rockpalast concert in 1979: (here Lenny: guitar, Ivan: bass) (here Ivan: lead guitar, Lenny: bass)


So I made some tiny changes in the bio text to reflect this a little more.

But it would probably be worth of an individual sentence, since it is not a typical situation within the outfits of rock bands.

-- (talk) 10:37, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

How come godmother of punk?[edit]

Now every imbecile should have something to say encyclopedia worthy? Influenced Madonna and two other pop stars and that's punk? How about Sex Pistols? Have they heard of Patti Smith? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:43, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

Patti Smith was part of the punk family in New York long before punk came to England. There's a difference between the meaning of punk in Europe with musicians who couldn't play their instruments and who tried to shock with bizarre hair style or safety pins in their cheeks and those punks in the US, where even Blondie is called a punk band and poets or artists are called punks just because they won't accept the smugness of their parents and did want to make a difference to the psychedelic flower power hippie esoterism. --Blutgretchen (talk) 12:47, 19 July 2012 (UTC)
It's not the opinion of a wikipedia editor - its cited source is the New York Times. Just because you don't agree doesn't mean it doesn't belong here. Air (talk) 20:42, 9 July 2013 (UTC)
As long as the Beatles and Queen came from England, I got no problem with Europeans who couldn't play the guitar...btw until Queen came, Jimmy Hendrix was the only American who could play the guitar, but he was colored. Now go play the blues rock. -- (talk) 23:30, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
Oh, I forgot: Who did invent modern punk anyway? Oh yeah, Queen. Not Americans. You had the blues and rock'n'roll, but was actually all black music. The white music culture was only "cuntry, cuntry", an extreme low-level music still today. Because you were Biedermeiers expelled from Europe. Greetings from an US-lover overseas, (talk) 23:40, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Brief description of Patti Smith for hatnote on Patty Smyth article[edit]

This article has a hatnote to direct the reader to the Patty Smyth article, in case of confusion. I added a similar hatnote to that article to direct the reader here. To do so, I had to write a short description of Patti Smith. The hatnote reads: "For the musician and visual artist associated with punk rock, see Patti Smith."

The task is to write a few words to identify Patti Smith, similar to the way that the hatnote here identifies Patty Smyth as "the lead singer of the band Scandal". I'm not completely happy with what I wrote, so perhaps an editor more knowledgeable about Patti Smith can improve the reference to her at Patty Smyth. JamesMLane t c 12:06, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

Born vs Origin What caused this weird convention in Wikipedia whereby anyone who made their fame in NY has to be noted as "origin" NY whereas if someone say, born in NY and who became famous in Chicago, their bio does not state "origin" in Chicago? Boy does NY have a thin skin. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:643:8500:79D4:5995:44B4:9064:3BAC (talk) 05:11, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

Drug and Alcohol Use[edit]

There doesn't seem to be any mention of her drug and alcohol use when a quick look at her progression over time (and listening to her voice change) clearly shows she abused something. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2605:A000:1405:A06E:20F3:35A5:ED41:4F5A (talk) 05:25, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

Off-putting Facial Hair[edit]

This article needs a section on her off-putting facial hair. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:47, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

External links modified[edit]

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