Patti SmithHey Joe
DETAILSEvent: RECORD STORE DAY 2017
Release Date: 4/22/2017
Format: 7" Vinyl
Label: Rhino/Warner Bros.
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release
Patti Smith's debut single, "Hey Joe" was released in 1974. Her version of this well-known and multiple times covered American popular song is based on the recording by blues guitarist Roy Buchanan, but obviously Smith's rendition is unique and includes also a salacious and brief monologue as well as featuring Tom Verlaine from Television on guitar. The B-side "Piss Factory" was an original composition that placed on the 1989 "1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made" list. "Hey Joe" was reissued in the UK in 2012 as part of a Sire series, but this is the first time since the 1970s that the original picture sleeve has been reproduced. (Limited worldwide release of 4500.)
"Hey Joe (Version)"/"Piss Factory"