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Patti Smith was a highly influential member of the New York punk movement of the mid 70s, and is affectionately referred to as the 'Godmother of Punk'. Eat the Rich has become a catch phrase for many anti-capitalist songs, the most notable of which came from Motorhead in '87. The phrase came up in the late 60s and has been on tees worn by the likes of Patti Smith and the Ramones.
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Patti Smith's contribution to the music world was not only limited to punk rock but also extended to other genres like poetry, art, and literature. She was a multi-talented artist who used her music and words to express her thoughts and opinions on social and political issues. Patti Smith's debut album, "Horses," released in 1975, is regarded as one of the greatest albums in rock history. The album showcased Patti Smith's poetic lyrics, unique singing style, and unconventional music arrangements. Patti Smith's influence can be seen in the work of many musicians, including Nirvana, R.E.M, and PJ Harvey.
The phrase "Eat the Rich" has become a symbol of rebellion against the capitalist system, which favors the wealthy at the expense of the poor. The phrase has been used in various forms of media, including music, films, and literature, to criticize the greed and corruption of the ruling class. The Motorhead song, "Eat the Rich," was a scathing attack on the wealthy elite who exploit the working class. The song's catchy chorus and aggressive guitar riffs made it a hit among the punk and metal fans. The phrase "Eat the Rich" has remained relevant over the years and is still used today to protest against economic inequality and social injustice.