on Patti Smith

interviewed by Paul Morley, discussing style in the early beginnings of the group and recalling discovering her work in 1975, "I was messing around with me friends, and that. Doing poems over daft guitar things, trying to be like sort of Patti Smith sort of stuff, just messing around..."

on the best music for 'a night on the tiles' from an interview in 1999, MES describes Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965–1968, "I'll tell you another great record, that 'Nuggets' compilation that Lenny Kaye did with Patti Smith."