Best Of 2013, Guest Editors: Basia Bulat On Patti Smith’s “Just Kids”

As 2013 has come to an end, we are taking a look back at some of our favorite posts of the year by our guest editors. The reaction to Tall Tall Shadow (Secret City), Basia Bulat’s third full-length, has been exceedingly positive, a happy circumstance for a performer who made her thus-far moderate fame on …

From The Desk Of Basia Bulat: Patti Smith’s “Just Kids”

The reaction to Tall Tall Shadow (Secret City), Basia Bulat’s third full-length, has been exceedingly positive, a happy circumstance for a performer who made her thus-far moderate fame on the folk singer/songwriter circuit and is now looking to switch things up. Bulat’s first two albums, adept enough affairs, traded mostly in the light arrangements and …

Best Of 2011, Guest Editors: Rachael Yamagata On Patti Smith’s “Just Kids”

As 2011 has come to an end, we are taking a look back at some of our favorite posts of the year by our guest editors. When singer/songwriter Rachael Yamagata was growing up, she went to all-girls school that she says warped her into the relationship-obsessed woman she’s become, at least in the lyrics of …

Rachael Yamagata Wishes You Love: Patti Smith’s “Just Kids”

When singer/songwriter Rachael Yamagata was growing up, she went to all-girls school that she says warped her into the relationship-obsessed woman she’s become, at least in the lyrics of her songs. She began singing with a funk-crazed dance band called Bumpus while she was in college studying theater. While touring and recording with Bumpus, she …

Adam Goldberg’s Heart Grows Fonder For: “Just Kids” By Patti Smith

The Goldberg Sisters is the new musical project from Adam Goldberg, the always entertaining actor/filmmaker whose impressive resume includes the likes of Saving Private Ryan, Dazed And Confused, Friends, Entourage, Zodiac, 2 Days In Paris and the Flaming Lips’ Christmas On Mars. The band’s 10-track, self-titled album (on Apology Music/Play It Again Sam) follows Goldberg’s 2009 musical …

Swervedriver’s Adam Franklin Wants You Right Now: Patti Smith’s “Just Kids”

How do you best the anti-guitar-god bluster of arguably the most sonically bold and melodically sophisticated band of England’s shoegaze era? If you’re Swervedriver’s unflappable former leader, Adam Franklin, you don’t even try. You simply work off the various templates for greatness set forth by your former outfit, which, quite frankly, spewed out enough novel …

From The Desk Of Sam Phillips: “Just Kids” (On CD)

Over the last 30 years, Sam Phillips has had one of the more unusual and varied careers in what can broadly be called pop music. Her first success came in the early ’80s via contemporary Christian music, under the name Leslie Phillips; she was, regrettably, marketed as “the Christian Cyndi Lauper.” Flash forward to 2013, …