Hey Joe

Hey Joe

Artist: Patti Smith

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Format: CD
Label: Rhino/Warner Bros.
Rel. Date: 04/22/2017
UPC: 081227940935

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Patti Smith's debut single, "Hey Joe" was released in 1974. Her version of this well-known and multiple times covered American popular song is based on the recording by blues guitarist Roy Buchanan, but obviously Smith's rendition is unique and includes also a salacious and brief monologue as well as featuring Tom Verlaine from Television on guitar. The B-side "Piss Factory" was an original composition that placed on the 1989 "1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made" list. "Hey Joe" was reissued in the UK in 2012 as part of a Sire series, but this is the first time since the 1970s that the original picture sleeve has been reproduced. (Limited worldwide release of 4500.)

"Hey Joe (Version)"/"Piss Factory"