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Easter (Bonus Tracks, Explicit)

Easter by Patti Smith
Released: Jan 1978
Label: Arista
Unfortunately, the, erm, titillating cover of this 1978 proto punk staple was more controversial than the messages in songs like "Easter" and "Rock And Roll N*gg*r," which grappled with feminist issues. (Saturday Night Live even parodied the album's artwork.) Blending poetry with jagged song arrangements, this album proved to be Smith's first commercial success.
Eric Shea