Patti Smith : April Fool
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Patti Smith : April Fool

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This mild-mannered indie rock tune leads off Patti’s first collection of new material in nearly a decade. Featuring Television’s Tom Verlaine on lead guitar, April Fool is unexpectedly seductive, with subtle and warm instrumentation bubbling around her still-harsh and distinctive voice. ‘Come on your rusted bike,’ she sings, ‘Come, we’ll break all the rules/We’ll ride like riders ride/neither rich nor broke/we’ll race through alleyways in our tattered coats.’ Doesn’t look too impressive on paper, but somehow she makes it work.