Patti Smith is a badass so of course she performed her one punk version of Velvet Underground’s ‘Pale Blue Eyes’ in 1976.
‘Pale Blue Eyes’, written by and sung by the late and great Lou Reed, was included on the band’s 1969 album The Velvet Underground.
Smith, who had just released her critically acclaimed Horses in late 1975, was touring the record around the States and Europe when she landed in Stockholm late on in 1976. Warming to the crowd, she performed the Velvet Underground track and incorporated a bit of The Kingsmen’s iconic number ‘Louie Louie’ towards the end.
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