Patti Smith, 25th Floor (from her second album, Easter 1978)

Patti Smith and her band were "punk" before Punk had a name.  This song is raw and intense and brilliant like acetylene.  She's also the author of the recent memoir Just Kids about being an artist in New York City in the tough 1970s; it  justly won the Pulitzer Prize.

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