Saturday, March 18, 2017

Ain't it Strange

Patti Smith
8 x 8 inches, oil on canvas, 2017
Ain't it Strange is a song found on Patti Smith's second album Radio Ethiopia from 1976. Parts of the song are heard in Dan Graham's film Rock My Religion. Graham had recorded Patti Smith early on a 16 mm camera. The song is one of the main pieces to support Graham's thesis of a lineage from Shaker rituals to punk rock. "Hand of God I feel the finger. Hand of God I start to whirl."

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