Well, I really didn’t have to do a tally on this battle to know who won and the final result here is not surprising to me. However, I am surprised that Patti Smith didn’t get a few more votes. She got mine though, along with three others.
I really liked her version of this song. It’s completely different for sure, but musically, I love it. I have long been a fan of Patti Smith’s Horses album, having been turned on to it by my dear friend Joanne, God rest her soul. We used to listen to this album over and over back in the 70s. I don’t like all of Patti Smith’s music but her Horses album is fantastic, in my opinion. I also like a few songs on her Wave album. I never did care for her live performances though.
The final tally, although a low voter turnout, gave Shadows of Knight the win for this battle:
Shadows of Knight: 9 votes
Patti Smith: 4 votes
I’m going to close this post with a few Patti Smith songs from her debut album Horses (released in 1975) and a song from her followup album Wave. Thanks for your participation in my battle. I appreciate all your visits and votes!
Birdland (from Horses):
Free Money (from Horses):
Land: Horses/Land of a Thousand Dances (from Horses):
Dancin’ Barefoot (from the Wave album):
Do you like any of these songs? Let me know in the Comments section! Thanks for coming by…