Lenny Kaye of the Patti Smith Group, Opinions on Warpaint & Lucius


Lenny Kaye is a guitarist, producer, historian and writer best known for his work with Patti Smith. His newest book tells the story of ten moments that transformed rock and roll. He talks with hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot about all of it this week. Plus Jim and Greg also review albums from Lucius and Warpaint. 

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Second Nature Lucius

Lucius Second Nature

Lucius is a four piece band fronted by Holly Laesigg and Jess Wolfe, who are not related, but dress like twins. Second Nature is their fourth album and is produced by Brandi Carlisle and Dave Cobb. Despite the country credentials of the producers, the album has a more disco feel than their past work.

Radiate Like This Warpaint

Warpaint Radiate Like This

Warpaint is a long-time favorite of Jim and Greg. The group has been busy with a variety of other projects in recent years. Their new album, Radiate Like This, was begun in 2020, but was completed over the past two years individually by the band members.

Lenny Kaye


Jim and Greg talk with Lenny Kaye about his fourth book, “Lightning Striking: Ten Transformative Moments in Rock and Roll.” They talk about Lenny's work compiling the Nuggets garage rock compilation and his work playing guitar in the Patti Smith Group as well.

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