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Music: “Free Money” for Rent Day from Patti Smith

June 5th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Chicago, Culture, Music, New Wave, Video

Today’s rent day,* here in Chicago anyway, so here’s some Patti Smith to soften the blow.

This is Patti doing my favorite song from Horses, “Free Money,” at the final CBGB’s show on October 15, 2006. (Dodgy sound and video quality — looks like a phone video — but the historic nature of the occasion gives it dramatic impact.)

And here’s a classic performance of the song from the actual Horses era: Stockholm, in 1976. It really catches fire about 2 minutes in — takes my breath away, in fact. Much better sound and video quality on this one, too.

Pure magic.

*Don’t tell me you actually pay earlier than you have to? Get out of here.


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  • Aaron

    “Gloria” will always be my favorite tune from “Horses” (can’t help mahself!), but this is pretty smokin’…