Smith vanished from the public scene for the next 17 years. Rumours circulated that she was a drug addict while others claimed her new lover Fred did not let her tour and perform. However, she had switched focus to her domestic life and taking care of their two children, Jackson and Jesse. These albums have all received praises widely. Just like most of her post-comeback albums, it also got a lukewarm reception with many people reveling at her style of mixing poetry with the rock. Patti Smith has indeed been a source of inspiration to many artists, both the established and upcoming.
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Both songs take their cue from her own generation, from the protests against the war in Vietnam in the 60s, regenerating the hippie ideal for the 21st century. After a period of reflection and mourning, this is Patti Smith putting herself back out into the world.
The sadness of its predecessor has been refined and channelled, adding up to a statement of intent from Smith that she still has much to achieve. Just five years after her searing debut, Wave is a defiantly polished affair, a goodbye to the scene that spawned her, the bands that imitated her, and the music industry as a whole.
In fact, this album pays tribute to the many loved-ones Smith lost in the years following Dream Of Life — her brother Todd, close friend Robert Mapplethorpe and keyboardist of The Patti Smith Group Richard Sohl all died in the time preceding its creation.
Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Easter [Explicit]. Radio Ethiopia."People Have the Power" was largely ignored when it came out on Dream of Life, but it has since become one of Patti Smith's best known songs. She told Mojo in a interview: "Fred wanted it to be sung by people all over the world. He didn't live to see it performed live.