The Time Machine: Patti Smith Performs “Seven Ways Of Going,” “Gloria”

This is a beautiful performance by Patti Smith and her original band at the Capitol Theater in Passaic, New Jersey, 1979. You really get a sense of the mystery of Smith’s ’70s performances. They were other worldly. I was lucky enough to see her at the Boarding House in San Francisco and at the Longbranch in Berkeley in 1975.

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About Michael Goldberg

Michael Goldberg is a distinguished pioneer in the online music space; Newsweek magazine called him an ‘Internet visionary.’ In 1994 he founded Addicted To Noise (ATN), the highly influential music web site. He was a senior vice-president and editor in chief at SonicNet from March 1997 through May 2000. In 1997, Addicted To Noise won Webby awards for best music site in 1998 and 1999, and also won Yahoo Internet Life! awards for three years running as best music site in 1998, 1999 and 2000. Prior to starting Addicted To Noise, Goldberg was an editor and senior writer at Rolling Stone magazine for 10 years. His writing has also appeared in Wired, Esquire, Vibe, Details, Downbeat, NME and numerous other publications. Michael recently completed his first novel, Days of the Crazy-Wild, and is currently writing a second novel.

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