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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
After the success of Horses, Patti Smith had something to prove to reviewers and to the industry, and Radio Ethiopia aimed at both. Producer Jack Douglas gave "the Patti Smith Group", as it was now billed, a hard rock sound, notably on the side-opening "Ask the Angels" and "Pumping My Heart," songs that seemed aimed at album-oriented rock radio. But the title track was a ten-minute guitar extravaganza that pushed the group's deliberate primitivism closer to amateurish thrashing. Elsewhere, Smith repeated the reggae excursions and vocal overlaying that had paced Horses on "Ain't It Strange" and "Poppies," but these efforts were less effective than they had been the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
After the success of Horses, Patti Smith had something to prove to reviewers and to the industry, and Radio Ethiopia aimed at both. Producer Jack Douglas gave "the Patti Smith Group", as it was now billed, a hard rock sound, notably on the side-opening "Ask the Angels" and "Pumping My Heart," songs that seemed aimed at album-oriented rock radio. But the title track was a ten-minute guitar extravaganza that pushed the group's deliberate primitivism closer to amateurish thrashing. Elsewhere, Smith repeated the reggae excursions and vocal overlaying that had paced Horses on "Ain't It Strange" and "Poppies," but these efforts were less effective than they had been the first time around, perhaps because they were less inspired, perhaps because they were more familiar. A schizophrenic album in which the many elements that had worked so well together on Horses now seemed jarringly incompatible, with Radio Ethiopia Smith and her band encountered the same development problem the punks would -- as they learned their craft and competence set in, they lost some of the unself-consciousness that had made their music so appealing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/4/2009
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886974869528
  • Catalog Number: 748695
  • Sales rank: 39,432

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ask the Angels (3:07)
  2. 2 Ain't It Strange (6:35)
  3. 3 Poppies (7:05)
  4. 4 Pissing in a River (4:41)
  5. 5 Pumping (My Heart) (3:20)
  6. 6 Distant Fingers (4:17)
  7. 7 Radio Ethiopia (10:00)
  8. 8 Abyssinia (2:10)
  9. 9 Chiklets
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Patti Smith Group Primary Artist, Track Performer
Patti Smith Indexed Contributor, Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Les Paul Bass
Jay Dee Daugherty Percussion, Drums
Lenny Kaye Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Ivan Král Bass, Guitar
Andi Ostrowe Amharic
Richard Sohl Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Ivan Kral-Gibson Bass
Technical Credits
Jack Douglas Producer
Ivan Král Composer, Contributor
George Marino Mastering
Jay Messina Engineer
Andi Ostrowe Contributor
Patti Smith Composer
Bob Irwin Mastering
Vic Anesini Mastering
Sherri Whitmarsh Reissue Design
Brian Sperber Engineer
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