ArabicChinese (Simplified)EnglishFilipinoFrenchGermanItalianJapanesePortugueseRussianSpanishSwedish
Go to Top

A True (Banga)rang.

Share This.Pin on Pinterest0Share on Facebook3Share on Google+0Tweet about this on Twitter0Share on LinkedIn0Share on TumblrShare on Reddit0Share on StumbleUpon0Digg thisEmail this to someone

The Godmother of Punk is back with a new offering. We’ve been listening to Patti Smith’s newest album Banga and we are happy to report that Smith has yet to lose her touch.

Courtesy of NY Daily News.

Recorded partially at Electric Lady Studios, the album was released on June 4th but while other online publications gave a review for the sake of being relevant, we actually spent some time with the album and carefully formulated our worthless opinion.

Smith starts off in true protopunk poetry form with “Amerigo”, a dramatic and surrealistic tune, and cleverly follows up with the lead single “April Fool”. Succeeding tracks like the epic “Fuji-san” and the titular “Banga” also makes the ride even sweeter towards the album’s midway point.

By now, you are aware that you are not going to get the almost snarling and spiritually rambunctious Patti of yesterday. Instead, you are entranced by a sagacious and shaman-like Patti that wields a heavy staff of dynamic prose and conscious rhetoric. It’s different but you feel as if she’s come full circle. She’s isn’t the Patti of old but she’s passionately similar, if not better.

The album carries on rather well for a couple of songs and where most albums would become redundant and irritating, Banga keeps a head full of creative steam. The track “Nine” serves as a pretty rousing turn but, for us, the coupe de grace was “Constantine’s Dream”.

Overall, the lyrical content and musical artistry of Banga is more than worth the listen. Patti Smith is a legend but doesn’t solely rely on her legendary status to propelled the quality of her music. She knows that music fans are being malnourished and her music may very well be their only source of proper nutrients; with that in mind, she gives us the quality Banga.

Purchase Here! ←

About The Quiet Lunch.

The Quiet Lunch.
Quiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, educational tinge. When we say, “Cerebral Sustenance Daily,” we mean it.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Read more:
Dance Provides Solace for Sex Trafficking Victims.

Victims of the sex trafficking trade in Kolkata, India, have turned to creative measures to cope with the pain of...

Quiet Lunch Magazine ‡ Sept 24th, 2012. – September 30th, 2012.

This week’s issue sees the conclusion of our epic summer night. The issue also sees Quiet Lunch catching up with...

Quiet_Lunch_Magazine_Earl Sweatshirt   WHOA
WHOA, Take It Easy.

Earl Sweatshirt looks to be officially out of the cage. Directed by Wolf Haley and filmed by Luis Ponch, the...

arrow5
Creating Your Own Lane.

No one wants to die; especially if it's while doing something as therapeutic as riding a bike. Thankfully, designer Junwon Yang has taken...

Close