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Hey Joe / Piss Factory

1974
Patti Smith (American, born in 1946)


Dimensions

Overall (diameter): 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

2011.126

Medium or Technique

45rpm record, in plain white sleeve

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Unclassified

Patti Smith’s first record, generally considered to be the first Punk record—preceding the Sex Pistols by several years. A performance by Smith recorded at Electric Ladyland with Tom Verlaine on lead guitar. “Produced by Lenny Kaye for Robert Mapplethorpe.”

Provenance

Patti Smith; to Patti Hudson; to Building Materials Resource Center; to Jay Reeg (Newton, MA); 2011, gift of Jay Reeg and Jan Colombi to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 23, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Jan Colombi and Jay Reeg