Patti Smith - 'Banga'

Patti Smith - 'Banga'

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....

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Live Review : The Music Of REM

Live Review : The Music Of REM

If you could transcend money, practicality, family commitments, golfing schedules and death to put together a dream list of bands willing to doff their caps to REM at a tribute gig, you’d have U2, Coldplay, Radiohead, a reformed Pavement and a...

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Patti Smith

Patti Smith

Patti Smith is musical Marmite. To devotees, she is the gimlet-eyed North Star for every woman in rock, blazing a radical, intellectual trail for everyone from Courtney to Beth Ditto. For dissenters, she has been a joyless harpie trading on her...

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Gung Ho

Gung Ho

William Blake has a lot to answer for. Never mind that the best minds of their generation ended up believing that beards and loose clothing were a sure way of defeating war and good punctuation - when Bill was sitting in trees looking for...

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