Video: Historic 1974 Early Footage of Patti Smith – ‘Paint It Black,’ ‘Piss Factory’ & More

Patti Smith, 1974, Max’s Kansas City.

In 1974 Patti Smith performed at Max’s Kansas City backed by Lenny Kaye and Richard Sohl.

These videos find Smith performing songs that she soon dropped from her set, including “Picture Hanging Blues” and “We Three.”

The video was shot by photogrpaher Bob Gruen.

Although the quality is crude, this is amazing and if you dig Patti Smith you’ve got to see it.

“Paint It Black”:

“Land”:

“Hey Joe”:

“I’m Wild About That Thing”:

“Picture Hanging Blues”:

“Piss Factory”:

“The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game”:

“We Three”:

“We’re Gonna Have A Real Good Time Together”:

[In August of this year I’ll be publishing my rock ‘n’ roll/ coming-of-age novel, “True Love Scars,” which features a narrator who is obsessed with Bob Dylan. To read the first chapter, head here.]

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