Thursday, December 17

Patti Smith - Set Free EP (1978)

"On this date in 1978, Patti Smith released her second EP, Set Free. It was a U.K. only release that contained 'Privilege (Set Me Free)', 'Ask The Angels', a live version of '25th Floor' and a poetry reading called 'Babelfield'. 'Privilege (Set Me Free)' and the studio version of '25th Floor' both appeared on her third album, Easter. 'Ask The Angels' appeared on her second album, Radio Ethiopia. The EP reached the #72 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The New Jersey singer/poet was one of the founders of the New York punk scene and was a regular at CBGB's. She was the last performer on stage on October 15, 2006, the last night that CBGB's was open."
The Post Punk Progressive Pop Party
W - Set Free EP
YouTube: Privilege (Set Me Free) - 5/11/1979 - Capitol Theatre, Ask The Angels, 25th Floor, Babelfield