Recording of Patti's Roxy (L.A.) concert, Jan 30, 1976. Sound quality and performance excellent (Iggy Pop makes a surprise appearance). This is probably the most copied Patti bootleg -- it also came out as Canine Teardrops (TAKRL 1982), Patti Smith (Fantasy Discos F7854), Teenage Perversity and Ships in the Night (TAKRL 919), and unlabeled. The Fantasy Discos and TAKRL 919 versions have a deluxe B/W covers; the rest are blank or have paper inserts.
Sound quality is fair, performance is excellent. Some (if not all) were released on multicolored vinyl. Also released as Hard Nipples (ZAP 7882) Both have paper insert covers.
Sound quality is good, performance excellent. Paper insert cover - green or yellow paper.
Sound quality is good, performance excellent. Deluxe B/W cover. This is the bootleg album recording of Patti's Bottom Line performance at the end of December, 1975. The performance was broadcast live on WNEW FM. Unfortunately, the record only has the songs. Patti's intro and raps were really what made the concert. Tapes of the whole performance can be obtained.
This vinyl bootleg of Patti's May 28, 1975, performance on WBAI Radio is extremely rare. The songs are not in order of performance. The sound quality is good, performance superb. Also released as Portrait of the Artist as a Young Monkey (LP783) (Italian import -- also extremely rare.) Both versions have a deluxe pink cover.
Another vinyl version of this (w/ same title) was released by Brigand (MER 75), with a green and black cover with a color photo on front and a B&W photo on the back -- the songs are in performance order. "Things Just..." is called "Hunter Captured by the Game", "Space Monkey" is called "Son of Space Monkey", "Distant Fingers" is called "Land". "Scheherazade" & "Take this Woman..." do not appear.
Also released as more than one CD (see below).
The sound quality is good to excellent, but Patti sounds completely worn out. Paper insert cover.
Also released as a CD (see below).
The sound quality and performance are both excellent. "Hey Joe" and "Piss Factory" are both from the Mer 601 single. The rest of the material is from a King Biscuit radio show of Patti's 1976 concert at the Cellar Door in Washington, D.C. "My Generation" is censored, of course. Paper insert cover.
This was re-released as TAKRL 912, with a deluxe B/W cover.
The sound quality and performance are good to excellent. "Real Good Time Together" and "Time Is On My Side" are both from Patti's May 16, 1976, Roundhouse concert. The rest of the songs are from her follow-up concert on May 17. Deluxe brown/white cover.
In addition, it contains the following:
Sound quality is excellent. All but the last 5 tracks were recorded live in Paris in 1978 -- performance is fair to good. The first 4 of the last 5 tracks were from The Mike Douglas Show in 1976 -- performance is excellent. The very last track is from The Today Show in 1978 -- Patti sounds worn out.
The cover is a reproduction of the Aug. 1978 Stereo Review interview between Patti and Steve Simels. Two of the pictures are included, but one of the columns of print is missing.
This is often erroneously cited as a Philadelphia performance in 1978, but in fact it was the Mother's Day (5/13/79) show from the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby, PA. The entire show was broadcast over the Philadelphia radio station WIOQ (102 FM). The sound quality is very good to excellent, and the performance is fair to good.
This is a recording of Patti's May 12, 1978 concert at the Santa Monica Civic Center. Deluxe B/W cover. Unlike most of her other bootlegs, which were taken from radio broadcasts, this one was recorded on the scene from within the audience. The sound quality is excellent, and the performance is good to very good.
This very rare double bootleg is not listed in Hot Wacks XV. It is of a 1978 performance in London. Deluxe red cover. Sound quality is very good, performance is fair to good.
The songs have been put in order of performance. Also note that there are songs here not on the vinyl version. The sound quality is improved here, but not much. "Scheherazade" and "Take This Woman To Be Your Wife" are not included, and "Distant Fingers" is mistitled as "Land". The liner pictures are color and B/W ones of Patti from 1978.
Tracklist: We're Gonna Have a Real Good Time Together|The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game|Birdland|Redondo Beach|Space Monkey|Snowball| Distant Fingers|Break It Up|Gloria-Sheherazade|Aisle of Love|Piss Factory|Horses
The sound quality is better here, but for some reason, "Break It Up" is cut short. The liner picture is a B/W of Patti at the microphone.
As with the vinyl version, this is from Patti's performance at the Conserthouse, Stockholm, on Oct. 3, 1976. The sound quality is good to excellent, the performance is excellent. Liner picture is an orange and yellow version of the cover photo from Easter.
Same as vinyl version: Sound quality is excellent. All but the last 5 tracks were recorded live in Paris in 1978 -- performance is fair to good. The first 4 of the last 5 tracks were from The Mike Douglas Show in 1976 -- performance is excellent. The very last track is from The Today Show in 1978 -- Patti sounds worn out. Green liner picture of Patti's back (in Vietnam jacket) and pink cartoon hands with paintbrush and pen nib on index fingers.
This the best quality (but far from complete) re-issue of the vinyl To the One She Loves. As noted above, it is erroneously labeled as a Philadelphia performance in 1978, but in fact it was the Mother's Day (5/13/79) show from the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby, Pa. The entire show was broadcast over the Philadelphia radio station WIOQ (102 FM). The sound quality is very good to excellent, and the performance is fair to good.
Recorded from same concert as Philadelphia Rock. Sound quality is good, but a little keyboard heavy. All between-song bits have been edited out -- it may have been a radio broadcast.
Disc Times: 41:33 & 44:49.
Source: Grugahalle, Essen, Germany, April 22, 1979
Quality: excellent broadcast recording of the German "Rockpalast" series, very slight hiss, low generation source tape used
Liner pictures: Red-hued B&W photo of Patti at mike, wearing leather jacket (front), color photo of Patti at mike, w/ bandaged right hand (back)
There may be another version of this CD titled Live in Essen 1979.
Disc Times: 54:42 & 50:28
Source: The Place, Eugene, Oregon, May 4, 1978 + *Santa Monica, Ca., May 12, 1978 (5 tracks) (same performance as the vinyl bootleg You Light Up My Life.
Quality: A low generation or master soundboard tape was used for the Eugene portion. A slightly inferior broadcast recording with noticeable hiss was used for the Santa Monica tracks.
Liner pictures: B & W photo of Patti with right hand underneath strap of shirt (front), color photo of Patti at mike, in green shirt (back).
Performance excellent, sound quality very good: really worth having!
This is from The Bottom Line, NYC, performance on12/28/75.
Tony Rzepela's review: An excellent-quality recording of a mess of a show, the group's second that day after a Central Park concert. Patti's voice is ravaged, and a lot of the tracks are sung by her colleagues in the PSG -- mostly the covers that had appeared at other 1979 shows, such as "Cold Turkey", "Twist and Shout", and "All Along the Watchtower". It was probably a bad time to try out some of the more ambitious pieces, too. She's tired, high (although manages to sober up before the end of the first disc), and occasionally bitter. To her credit, she does grasp that something isn't quite right. A vital document, but for completists/enthusiasts, and certainly not a worthy introduction.
This CD is available from:
21, route de Luxembourg
To order by credit card, call Wolf (he's nice, & speaks English) at 011-352-749669 (from the U.S., early in the day) -- they have good service and prompt shipping.
The space between the songs has been has been silenced. The cover contains a photograph of some sort of castle or rock formation, B/W on the front
and smaller and full color inside and on the back. The backcover mentions the following: digital remixed and remastered recording which was originally realized
by a member of the audience; produced by Raul Lavi, Reprocessed by Cindy Wilde, Picure by Robert M.Laue, Artwork by R. Lavi.; 1994 CDM digital audio.
No mention of date or location of recording, but the track list looks a lot like the album Live in Paris 78 and also Patti sounds tired.
Listed for sale at Tunnel Records website.
Songs: Because the Night, Perfect Moon, Dancing Barefoot, Wicked Messenger, About a Boy, Ghost Dance, Walking Blind, RnR Nigger, Not Fade Away, My Generation, Dancing Barefoot (again), Wicked Messenger (again), Ghost Dance (again), The Southern Cross, RnR Nigger (again), Not Fade Away (again).
Highlights: Sound quality is excellent except on Because the Night, wherein levels and background noise are a bit screwy. Two beautiful versions each of Dancing Barefoot and Ghost Dance. Dedications to Jerry Garcia (before NFA) and Bob Dylan (Wicked Messenger), who headlined the shows. Patti clearly thrilled to be sharing stage with Dylan.
Disappointment: poor song selection for songs from second night.
Bonus tracks from Philadelphia 1978: Set Me Free | Till Victory
Quality and performance very good
Tracks: "Wicked Messenger", "Redondo Beach", "Because The Night", "Dancing Barefoot", "Beneath The Southern Cross", "Walkin Blind", "Summer Cannibals", "About A Boy", "Free Money", "Wild Leaves", "People Have The Power (spoken)", "Gone Again", "Land/R'n'R Nigger"
Performance good, sound quality good.
Songs: Piss Factory; Walking Blind; Dancing Barefoot; About a Boy; Land (version); Wing; Farewell Reel; Beneath the Southern Cross; Magua/Phenabarbitol; Ghost Dance; Gone Again; Charity Boy; Beneath the Southern Cross.
Sound: good quality audience recordings.
Color photo on cover
"Hey Joe" (Electric Ladyland Studios NYC 5/6/74 with Tom Verlaine on guitar),"We're gonna have a real good time together", "Pale blue eyes", "Louie, Louie", Time is on my side" (Concerthouse, Stockholm, Sweden 3/10/76), "Gloria" (Olympia, Paris, France, Easter Sunday 1978), "(So you want to be a) Rock'n'roll star", "Privilege (set me free)", "5 4 3 2 1" (Grughalle, Essen, West Germany 22/4/79), "Jailhouse Rock", "You really got me" (The place, Eugene, Oregon 4/5/78), "Be my baby", "Hang on to tomorrow" (Tower theatre, Philadelphia 13/5/79), "Cold turkey", "For your love", "All along the watchtower" (C.B.G.B.'s NYC, Summer of '79), "It's so hard", "You light up my life", "The kids are alright" (Civic Centre, Santa Monica 12/5/78), "No Jestering" (The place, Eugene, Oregon 4/5/78), "White Christmas" (Bearsville Studios, NY, Winter of '78), "My Generation" (The place, Eugene, Oregon 4/5/78).
Nice booklet with photos and details about the tracklisting.
Color photo on cover
The versions of "Hey Joe" and "White Christmas" are those on the relative 7".
The sound quality is excellent.
Main part of recording includes Wing, People Have The Power, Dancing Barefoot, Summer Cannibals, Wicked Messenger, Beneath the Southern Cross, Redondo Beach, About a Boy, Because the Night, The Crystal Ship and a few more. The filler includes Dark Eyes and Knockin' On Heaven's Door with Dylan from the December 17, 1995 Philadelphia Concert.
"A spectacular soundboard recording."
-- thanks to the Hot Wacks Press, Sounds Magazine, and the writers of the book High on Rebellion (Babylon Books, Manchester, 1980) for their valuable bootleg information
-- also thanks to Bill Glahn of Live! Music Review. which makes three reviews per month (w/ 30 second soundbite) available at the Big O site. This magazine has been published monthly since March 1993, and now has approx. 48-page issues with reviews of approx 75-100 current bootlegs in each -- a good resource for finding out about Patti bootlegs. For more info about Live! Music Review write to Bill at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or P.O. Box 1464, Rogers, AR, 72757.
This file was originally put together by John D. deGozzaldi <email@example.com> and now includes major additions and revisions by Fiona Webster, w/ help from several individuals who are credited on this page.
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