Whether we're talking about her demonic warble, which soared like a transcendental battle cry above her band's shambolic, proto-punk arrangements, or her unkempt andro-butch glamour, which enamored legendary homosexual photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, Seventies rocker Patti Smith has made a career of finding beauty in the grotesque. With the help of producer and ex-Velvet Underground man John Cale, the verse-spitting songstress's cacophonous yowling and the primal rumble of her pared-down garage rock — emblemized on the reissue of her... More >>>