Item #5418 Hey Joe (Version) b/w Piss Factory. Patti Smith.
Hey Joe (Version) b/w Piss Factory
Patti Smith

Hey Joe (Version) b/w Piss Factory

New York: Mer Records, 1974. Record and sleeve both VG+. Item #5418

The first pressing of Patti Smith’s first release. Released in an edition of 1,500, the vast majority were signed by Smith; unsigned copies like this example are extremely scarce. Smith wrote about the record in Just Kids, explaining "Lenny and I designed the record. We called our label MER. We pressed 1500 copies at a small plant on Ridge Avenue in Philadelphia and distributed them to book and record stores where they sold for two dollars" we were surprised to discover the B side ‘Piss Factory’ was more popular than ‘Hey Joe."