Patti Smith!

Terry Gross interviewed Patti Smith today on Fresh Air--she has a new memoir out, Just Kids. Since listening to the show, I still can't believe that I don't own all of her albums or that I never knew "Because the Night" was Patti Smith. Find it weird that my first job was at Tower Records, yet I never consciously listened to her. I hear her influences in all the women musicians I love-- two that come to mind: Cat Power and from a while back, Susie & the Banshees, et al.