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* BlackSheepHit: "Because The Night" - a Music/BruceSpringsteen cover (kinda...) without Smith's distinctive feminist punk lyrics.
* BlasphemousBoast: "Babelogue"

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* BlackSheepHit: "Because The Night" - a Music/BruceSpringsteen cover (kinda...) without Smith's distinctive feminist punk lyrics.
* BlasphemousBoast: "Babelogue""Babelogue".


* CoveredUp: An unusual example. "Because The Night" is more associated with Smith than Springsteen, who wrote it, then gifted it to Smith. She then rewrote some of the verses, so they are officially credited as co-writers. (To make things even more confusing, when singing it live Smith and Springsteen occasionally sing the other's lyrics, or even blend the two.)


The 1996 CD reissue adds "Godspeed" as a bonus track.

!! ''Rock 'N' Roll Troper''

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The 1996 CD reissue adds "Godspeed" (originally the BSide of "Because the Night") as a bonus track.

!! ''Rock !!''Rock 'N' Roll Troper''Troper'':



--> '' What's the '''m'''ad '''m'''atter with the '''c'''hurch '''c'''himes? ''

to:

--> '' --->'' What's the '''m'''ad '''m'''atter with the '''c'''hurch '''c'''himes? '''ch'''urch '''ch'''imes? ''



--> '' Over the '''s'''kin of '''s'''ilk are '''s'''cars ''
--> '' From the '''s'''plinter'''s''' of '''s'''tation'''s''' ''
--> '' (...) When my hair was '''c'''ropped, I '''c'''raved '''c'''overing ''

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--> '' --->'' Over the '''s'''kin of '''s'''ilk are '''s'''cars ''
-->
''--\\
'' From the '''s'''plinter'''s''' of '''s'''tation'''s''' ''
-->
''\\
'' (...) When my hair was '''c'''ropped, I '''c'''raved '''c'''overing ''



--> '' '''B'''a'''b'''y was a '''b'''lack sheep. '''B'''aby was a whore''
--> '' '''B'''a'''b'''y got '''b'''ig and '''b'''a'''b'''y get '''b'''igger''

to:

--> '' --->'' '''B'''a'''b'''y was a '''b'''lack sheep. '''B'''aby was a whore''
-->
whore''\\
'' '''B'''a'''b'''y got '''b'''ig and '''b'''a'''b'''y get '''b'''igger''



--> ''There he is, up in a tree.''
--> ''Oh, I hear him callin' down to me.''
--> ''That banana-shaped object ain't no banana.''
--> ''It's a bright, yellow U.F.O.''
--> ''And he's coming to get me. Here I go.''
--> ''Up, up, up, up, up, up, up ,up, up ...''
--> ''Oh, goodbye mama. I'll never do dishes again.''
--> ''Here I go from my body.''
--> ''Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha. Help! ''

to:

--> ''There -->''There he is, up in a tree.''
-->
''\\
''Oh, I hear him callin' down to me.''
-->
''\\
''That banana-shaped object ain't no banana.''
-->
''\\
''It's a bright, yellow U.F.O.''
-->
''\\
''And he's coming to get me. Here I go.''
-->
''\\
''Up, up, up, up, up, up, up ,up, up ...''
-->
''\\
''Oh, goodbye mama. I'll never do dishes again.''
-->
''\\
''Here I go from my body.''
-->
''\\
''Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha. Help! ''



--> ''All must not be art, some art we must disintegrate.''
--> ''Positive (anarchy must exist)''

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--> ''All -->''All must not be art, some art we must disintegrate.''
-->
''\\
''Positive (anarchy must exist)''



* CoverVersion: "Privilege (Set Me Free)", a cover of the song Mel London and Mike Leander wrote for the film ''Film/{{Privilege}}'' (1967).

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* CoverVersion: "Privilege (Set Me Free)", a cover of the song Mel London and Mike Leander wrote for the 1967 film ''Film/{{Privilege}}'' (1967).''Film/{{Privilege}}''.



* EpicRocking: The 6:15 "Easter".

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* EpicRocking: The 6:15 "Easter"."Easter" and the 6:06 bonus track "Godspeed".


--> ''I have not sold myself to God''

to:

--> ''I -->''I have not sold myself to God''



--> ''We shall live again, shake out the ghost dance''

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--> ''We -->''We shall live again, shake out the ghost dance''



--> ''Outside of society, they're waitin' for me''
--> ''Outside of society, if you're looking''
--> ''That's where you'll find me''

to:

--> ''Outside -->''Outside of society, they're waitin' for me''
-->
me''\\
''Outside of society, if you're looking''
-->
looking''\\
''That's where you'll find me''



--> ''I see it all before me''
--> ''The days of love and torment''
--> ''The nights of rock 'n' roll''

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--> ''I -->''I see it all before me''
-->
me''\\
''The days of love and torment''
-->
torment''\\
''The nights of rock 'n' roll''



--> ''Blood on the TV, ten o' clock news''

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--> ''Blood -->''Blood on the TV, ten o' clock news''



--> ''Because the night belongs to lovers''
--> ''Because the night belongs to lust''
--> ''Because the night belongs to lovers''
--> ''Because the night belongs to us''

to:

--> -->''Because the night belongs to lovers''\\
''Because the night belongs to lovers''
-->
lust''\\
''Because the night belongs to lust''
--> ''Because the night belongs to lovers''
-->
lovers''\\
''Because the night belongs to us''



--> ''Come on. Set me free. Set me free''

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--> ''Come -->''Come on. Set me free. Set me free''



--> ''Love's war. Love's cruel.''
--> ''Love's pretty, love's pretty cruel tonight.''
--> ''I'm waiting here to refuel.''

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--> ''Love's -->''Love's war. Love's cruel.''
-->
''\\
''Love's pretty, love's pretty cruel tonight.''
-->
''\\
''I'm waiting here to refuel.''



** Smith's liner notes refer to Creator/ArthurRimbaud and his brother Frédéric, ''Film/{{Privilege}}'', the ConcertFilm "Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones", Creator/AlainDelon, Creator/PierPaoloPasolini, Creator/BernardoBertolucci, Creator/JeanLucGodard, the Ghost Dance movement [[note]] a 19th century religious movement among Native American tribes [[/note]], British model Jean Shrimpton, British musician Paul Jones, Creator/CharlesBaudelaire and Music/LittleRichard.

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** Smith's liner notes refer to Creator/ArthurRimbaud and his brother Frédéric, ''Film/{{Privilege}}'', the ConcertFilm "Ladies ''Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones", Music/TheRollingStones'', Creator/AlainDelon, Creator/PierPaoloPasolini, Creator/BernardoBertolucci, Creator/JeanLucGodard, the Ghost Dance movement [[note]] a 19th century religious movement among Native American tribes [[/note]], British model Jean Shrimpton, British musician Paul Jones, Jones (formerly of Music/ManfredMann), Creator/CharlesBaudelaire and Music/LittleRichard.


--> ''The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want.''
--> ''He maketh me to lie down in green pastures.''
--> ''He leadeth me beside the still waters.''
--> ''He restoreth my soul.''
--> ''He leadeth me through the path of righteousness for His name's sake.''
--> ''Yeah, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,''
--> ''I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me.''
--> ''Hey, Lord, I'm waitin' for you.''
--> ''Oh, God, I'm waitin' for you;''
--> ''waitin' to open Your ninety-eight wounds''
--> ''and be Thee, be Thee.''
--> ''Lead me, oh, lead me.''

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--> ''The --->''The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want.''
-->
''\\
''He maketh me to lie down in green pastures.''
-->
''\\
''He leadeth me beside the still waters.''
-->
''\\
''He restoreth my soul.''
-->
''\\
''He leadeth me through the path of righteousness for His name's sake.''
-->
''\\
''Yeah, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,''
-->
death,''\\
''I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me.''
-->
''\\
''Hey, Lord, I'm waitin' for you.''
-->
''\\
''Oh, God, I'm waitin' for you;''
-->
you;''\\
''waitin' to open Your ninety-eight wounds''
-->
wounds''\\
''and be Thee, be Thee.''
-->
''\\
''Lead me, oh, lead me.''



--> ''The transformation of waste is perhaps the oldest pre-occupation of man. man being the chosen alloy,''
--> ''He must be reconnected via shit, at all cost.''
--> ''Inherent with(in) us is the dream of the task of the alchemist to create from the clay of man.''
--> ''And to re-create from excretion of man pure and then soft and then solid gold.''

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--> ''The --->''The transformation of waste is perhaps the oldest pre-occupation of man. man being the chosen alloy,''
-->
alloy,''\\
''He must be reconnected via shit, at all cost.''
-->
''\\
''Inherent with(in) us is the dream of the task of the alchemist to create from the clay of man.''
-->
''\\
''And to re-create from excretion of man pure and then soft and then solid gold.''



--> ''He spared the child and spoiled the rod''

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--> ''He --->''He spared the child and spoiled the rod''rod''[[note]]But see [[https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/spare_the_rod_and_spoil_the_child here]][[/note]]



--> ''I am the sword, the wound, the stain.''
--> ''Scorned transfigured child of Cain.''
--> ''I rend, I end, I return.''
--> ''Again I am the salt, the bitter laugh.''
--> ''I am the gas in a womb of light, the evening star,''
--> ''The ball of sight that leads that sheds the tears of Christ dying and drying as I rise tonight.''

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--> ''I --->''I am the sword, the wound, the stain.''
-->
''\\
''Scorned transfigured child of Cain.''
-->
''\\
''I rend, I end, I return.''
-->
''\\
''Again I am the salt, the bitter laugh.''
-->
''\\
''I am the gas in a womb of light, the evening star,''
-->
star,''\\
''The ball of sight that leads that sheds the tears of Christ dying and drying as I rise tonight.''



--> ''Easter Sunday, we were walking''

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--> ''Easter -->''Easter Sunday, we were walking''



--> ''You say you want me.''
--> ''I want another.''

to:

--> ''You -->''You say you want me.''
-->
''\\
''I want another.''


'''Easter''' is a 1978 album by Music/PattiSmith and her best-selling album commercially. It spawned the hits "Because The Night" and "Rock 'N' Roll Nigger".

'''Tracklist'''

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'''Easter''' ''Easter'' is a 1978 album by Music/PattiSmith and her best-selling album commercially. It spawned the hits "Because The Night" and "Rock 'N' Roll Nigger".

'''Tracklist'''
!! Tracklist


* ArtisticLicenseReligion: In "Babelogue" Patti says that in her heart she is a Muslim. In reality she is an atheist.

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* ArtisticLicenseReligion: In "Babelogue" Patti says that in her heart she is a Muslim. In reality her faith in God and Christ is [[http://www.covermesongs.com/2014/08/the-story-behind-patti-smiths-gloria.html real but complex]] and she is an atheist. feels organized religion ties you down.


* DesignStudentsOrgasm: The album cover photo was taken by famed photographer Creator/RobertMapplethorpe.

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* DesignStudentsOrgasm: The album cover photo was taken by famed photographer Creator/RobertMapplethorpe. He also took the pictures for ''Horses'', ''Wave'' and ''Dream Of Life''.

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* ClusterFBomb: A mild version - "Privilege (Set Me Free)" quotes extensively from Psalms 23, only to end "Goddamn goddamn goddamn goddamn HERE I AM!"


'''Easter''' is a 1978 album by Music/PattiSmith and her best-selling album commercially. It spawned the hits "Because The Night" and "Rock 'N' Roll Nigger". "Because The Night" is kind of a BlackSheepHit for Smith, as it contains none of her typical feminist PunkRock and profanity loaded lyrical content.

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'''Easter''' is a 1978 album by Music/PattiSmith and her best-selling album commercially. It spawned the hits "Because The Night" and "Rock 'N' Roll Nigger". "Because The Night" is kind of a BlackSheepHit for Smith, as it contains none of her typical feminist PunkRock and profanity loaded lyrical content.


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* BlackSheepHit: "Because The Night" - a Music/BruceSpringsteen cover (kinda...) without Smith's distinctive feminist punk lyrics.


Added DiffLines:

* CoveredUp: An unusual example. "Because The Night" is more associated with Smith than Springsteen, who wrote it, then gifted it to Smith. She then rewrote some of the verses, so they are officially credited as co-writers. (To make things even more confusing, when singing it live Smith and Springsteen occasionally sing the other's lyrics, or even blend the two.)


* NWordPrivileges: "Rock 'N' Roll Nigger".

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* NWordPrivileges: "Rock 'N' Roll Nigger". Nigger" reinterprets the word "nigger" as a honorific title.


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** The line "so goddamn young" from "Privilege" was referenced in the song "Poor Little Rich Boy" from Music/ReginaSpektor's album ''Music/SovietKitsch''.


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* SurvivalMantra: She takes the 23rd Psalm and makes it her survival mantra in "Privilege(Set Me Free)".


'''Easter''' is a 1978 album by Music/PattiSmith. It spawned the hits "Because The Night" and "Rock 'N' Roll Nigger". "Because The Night" is kind of a BlackSheepHit for Smith, as it contains none of her typical feminist PunkRock and profanity loaded lyrical content.

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'''Easter''' is a 1978 album by Music/PattiSmith.Music/PattiSmith and her best-selling album commercially. It spawned the hits "Because The Night" and "Rock 'N' Roll Nigger". "Because The Night" is kind of a BlackSheepHit for Smith, as it contains none of her typical feminist PunkRock and profanity loaded lyrical content.



!! ''Rock 'N' Roll Troper''



* ArtisticLicenseHistory: In "Rock 'N' Roll Nigger" Patti calls UsefulNotes/JesusChrist adn white painter Creator/JacksonPollock a "nigger", though she redefines the racial slur as a badge of honor and should be understood within that context.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: In "Rock 'N' Roll Nigger" Patti calls UsefulNotes/JesusChrist adn and white painter Creator/JacksonPollock a "nigger", though she redefines the racial slur as a badge of honor and should be understood within that context.


* EverythingIsLouderWithBagpipes: Jim Maxwell performs bagpipes during "Easter".

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* EverythingIsLouderWithBagpipes: EverythingsLouderWithBagpipes: Jim Maxwell performs bagpipes during "Easter".

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[[caption-width-right:350: ''Outside of society, they're waitin' for me. Outside of society, that's where I want to be.'']]

'''Easter''' is a 1978 album by Music/PattiSmith. It spawned the hits "Because The Night" and "Rock 'N' Roll Nigger". "Because The Night" is kind of a BlackSheepHit for Smith, as it contains none of her typical feminist PunkRock and profanity loaded lyrical content.

'''Tracklist'''

[[AC:Side One]]
# "Till Victory" (2:45)
# "Space Monkey" (4:04)
# "Because The Night" (3:32)
# "Ghost Dance" (4:40)
# "Babelogue" (1:25)
# "Rock 'N' Roll Nigger" (3:13)

[[AC:Side Two]]
# "Privilege (Set Me Free)" (3:27)
# "We Three" (4:19)
# "25th Floor" (4:01)
# "High On Rebellion" (2:37)
# "Easter" (6:15)

The 1996 CD reissue adds "Godspeed" as a bonus track.

* AddedAlliterativeAppeal:
** "Space Monkey"
--> '' What's the '''m'''ad '''m'''atter with the '''c'''hurch '''c'''himes? ''
** "Babelogue"
--> '' Over the '''s'''kin of '''s'''ilk are '''s'''cars ''
--> '' From the '''s'''plinter'''s''' of '''s'''tation'''s''' ''
--> '' (...) When my hair was '''c'''ropped, I '''c'''raved '''c'''overing ''
** "Rock 'N' Roll Nigger"
--> '' '''B'''a'''b'''y was a '''b'''lack sheep. '''B'''aby was a whore''
--> '' '''B'''a'''b'''y got '''b'''ig and '''b'''a'''b'''y get '''b'''igger''
* AlienAbduction: "Space Monkey"
--> ''There he is, up in a tree.''
--> ''Oh, I hear him callin' down to me.''
--> ''That banana-shaped object ain't no banana.''
--> ''It's a bright, yellow U.F.O.''
--> ''And he's coming to get me. Here I go.''
--> ''Up, up, up, up, up, up, up ,up, up ...''
--> ''Oh, goodbye mama. I'll never do dishes again.''
--> ''Here I go from my body.''
--> ''Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha. Help! ''
* {{Anarchy}}: "25th Floor/ High On Rebellion"
--> ''All must not be art, some art we must disintegrate.''
--> ''Positive (anarchy must exist)''
* ArtisticLicenseHistory: In "Rock 'N' Roll Nigger" Patti calls UsefulNotes/JesusChrist adn white painter Creator/JacksonPollock a "nigger", though she redefines the racial slur as a badge of honor and should be understood within that context.
* ArtisticLicenseReligion: In "Babelogue" Patti says that in her heart she is a Muslim. In reality she is an atheist.
* AsTheGoodBookSays:
** "Privilege (Set Me Free)"
--> ''The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want.''
--> ''He maketh me to lie down in green pastures.''
--> ''He leadeth me beside the still waters.''
--> ''He restoreth my soul.''
--> ''He leadeth me through the path of righteousness for His name's sake.''
--> ''Yeah, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,''
--> ''I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me.''
--> ''Hey, Lord, I'm waitin' for you.''
--> ''Oh, God, I'm waitin' for you;''
--> ''waitin' to open Your ninety-eight wounds''
--> ''and be Thee, be Thee.''
--> ''Lead me, oh, lead me.''
** "25th Floor/ High On Rebellion"
--> ''The transformation of waste is perhaps the oldest pre-occupation of man. man being the chosen alloy,''
--> ''He must be reconnected via shit, at all cost.''
--> ''Inherent with(in) us is the dream of the task of the alchemist to create from the clay of man.''
--> ''And to re-create from excretion of man pure and then soft and then solid gold.''
** "Babelogue"
--> ''He spared the child and spoiled the rod''
** "Easter"
--> ''I am the sword, the wound, the stain.''
--> ''Scorned transfigured child of Cain.''
--> ''I rend, I end, I return.''
--> ''Again I am the salt, the bitter laugh.''
--> ''I am the gas in a womb of light, the evening star,''
--> ''The ball of sight that leads that sheds the tears of Christ dying and drying as I rise tonight.''
* BlasphemousBoast: "Babelogue"
--> ''I have not sold myself to God''
* {{Corpsing}}: During "Babelogue" Patti is heard cracking up a few times.
* CoverVersion: "Privilege (Set Me Free)", a cover of the song Mel London and Mike Leander wrote for the film ''Film/{{Privilege}}'' (1967).
* DancingIsSeriousBusiness: "Ghost Dance"
--> ''We shall live again, shake out the ghost dance''
* DesignStudentsOrgasm: The album cover photo was taken by famed photographer Creator/RobertMapplethorpe.
* EpicRocking: The 6:15 "Easter".
* EverythingIsLouderWithBagpipes: Jim Maxwell performs bagpipes during "Easter".
* FaceOnTheCover: Patti doing her hair.
* FadingIntoTheNextSong: "Babelogue" fades into "Rock 'N' Roll Nigger".
* FreakyIsCool: "Rock 'N' Roll Nigger", where the racial slur "nigger" is redefined as a badge of honor for people who are rebellious outsiders:
--> ''Outside of society, they're waitin' for me''
--> ''Outside of society, if you're looking''
--> ''That's where you'll find me''
* HairyGirl: Patti's armpits on the album cover.
* HeavyMeta: "Privilege (Set Me Free)"
--> ''I see it all before me''
--> ''The days of love and torment''
--> ''The nights of rock 'n' roll''
* IfItBleedsItLeads: "Space Monkey"
--> ''Blood on the TV, ten o' clock news''
* IntentionallyAwkwardTitle: "Rock 'N' Roll Nigger". At the time it drew criticism and outrage. Most people understood that Smith was trying to redefine the word, but she didn't have the clout for the idea to gain traction, which it probably wouldn't have even if Music/BruceSpringsteen had recorded it and sent it to #1. There were no widely known covers of the song until it was featured on the ''Film/NaturalBornKillers'' soundtrack, after which a handful emerged, including Music/MarilynManson on his album ''Music/SmellsLikeChildren''.
* IntercourseWithYou: "Because The Night".
--> ''Because the night belongs to lovers''
--> ''Because the night belongs to lust''
--> ''Because the night belongs to lovers''
--> ''Because the night belongs to us''
* IJustWantToBeFree: "Privilege (Set Me Free)"
--> ''Come on. Set me free. Set me free''
* LoveHurts: "25th Floor/High On Rebellion"
--> ''Love's war. Love's cruel.''
--> ''Love's pretty, love's pretty cruel tonight.''
--> ''I'm waiting here to refuel.''
* MotorMouth: "Babelogue"
* NeoClassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: "Ghost Dance" is performed in the style of traditional Native American tribal music. Jim Maxwell performs bagpipes during "Easter".
* NWordPrivileges: "Rock 'N' Roll Nigger".
* OneWordTitle: "Easter" and "Babelogue".
* PatrioticFervor: "Babelogue"
--> ''In heart I am an American''
--> ''In heart I am Muslim''
--> ''In heart I'm an American artist''
--> ''And I have no guilt''
* ProductPlacement: "Space Monkey"
--> ''A stranger comes up to him: hands him an old, rusty Polaroid''
* ShoutOut:
** Smith's liner notes refer to Creator/ArthurRimbaud and his brother Frédéric, ''Film/{{Privilege}}'', the ConcertFilm "Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones", Creator/AlainDelon, Creator/PierPaoloPasolini, Creator/BernardoBertolucci, Creator/JeanLucGodard, the Ghost Dance movement [[note]] a 19th century religious movement among Native American tribes [[/note]], British model Jean Shrimpton, British musician Paul Jones, Creator/CharlesBaudelaire and Music/LittleRichard.
** The album cover can be seen in the cover artwork of ''Music/{{Dookie}}'' by Music/GreenDay.
** "Rock 'N' Roll Nigger" namedrops Music/JimiHendrix, UsefulNotes/JesusChrist, Grandma and Creator/JacksonPollock as "a nigger".
** Music/MarilynManson covered "Rock 'N' Roll Nigger" on his album ''Music/SmellsLikeChildren''.
* SpecialGuest: Music/TomVerlaine was the arranger on "We Three". Music/BruceSpringsteen co-wrote "Because The Night".
* SpokenWordInMusic: "25th Floor/High On Rebellion", "Privilege", "Babelogue" and "Easter" have spoken word sections.
* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Lenny Kaye always sings the second verse of "Rock 'n' Roll Nigger", and also usually gets to sing a solo number during concerts.
* TimeMarchesOn: In the liner notes Patti says that "Ghost Dance" is "dedicated to the union: the communion of the future setting the space for the year to come -1979- the year of the child."
* TitleTrack: "Easter".
--> ''Easter Sunday, we were walking''
* UnrequitedLove: "We Three"
--> ''You say you want me.''
--> ''I want another.''
* WorldMusic: "Ghost Dance" is performed with instruments and arrangements that resemble Native American tribal music.
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