Patti Smith - Banga

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Patti Smith - Banga

Patti Smith - 'Banga'

Patti Smith proves that her talent has not faded with time

Of the most recent phases of Patti Smith’s musical output (always surprising since 1996’s Kurt Cobain tribute ‘Gone Again’), ‘Banga’ is by far the most successful. On it she strikes a compelling balance between poetry and musicality. The instrumentation soundtracks the imagery, rather than simply buffering it with noise. Like murder ballads turned on their heads, she offers a...

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  • Jun 1, 2012

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Patti Smith - Banga: Wikipedia Album Entry

Banga is eleventh studio album by American rock musician Patti Smith. The Banga Songfacts reports that the record was recorded throughout 2011 at New York's Electric Lady Studios and was released on June 1, 2012 on Columbia Records.
The album title is a reference to Pontius Pilate’s dog in Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov’s satirical novel The Master And Margarita.. Asked at a playback for the record why she named the album after a dog,” Smith replied. “I dunno. I like dogs. I can’t really have one in New York, so I compensated by naming my album after a dog.”


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