Sunday, July 29, 2012

blind love for my father was the first thing I sacrificed to Mick Jagger

I've been really into Patti Smith lately. She's a strange, wild, enthusiastic writer. Also, she looks like Keith Richards.

Below is an excerpt from her 1973 Creem article about the Stones called "Jag-arr of the Jungle." It's a good example of her style and captures the particular masculine sexuality of rock 'n roll and the effect it can have on women.

"In full make-up and frills they still get it across. they know just how to ram a woman. they made me real proud to be female. the other half of male. they aroused in me both a feline sense of power and a longing to be held under the thumb."

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