Saturday, May 19, 2018

Patti Smith: Because The Night (1978)


Patti Smith: “Because The Night” (1978) on “The Old Grey Whistle Test” (OGWT), a British TV show dedicated to serious rock music, which aired on BBC2 from 1971 to 1988. The song was written by Bruce Springsteen and Patti Smith. Springsteen’s version can be heard [here] in a 1978 performance in Houston, Texas. Fast forward 40 years later. You can watch a version with Smith and Springsteen, at the Tribeca Film Festival at the Beacon Theatre in New York on April 23, 2018, [here]. Of course, this is a love song, and a personal one, Smith completing what Springsteen started to write. Allow me to wax poetic, with a philosophical bent, stretching the song further. The day might belong to business and politics, with all that it entails; the night to love and lovers, with all that this brings. All in ALL, this is just a wonderful rock song.
Via: Youtube