Patti Smith ‎– Hey Joe (Version) / Piss Factory

Mer Records ‎– 601
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Mono

Tracklist Hide Credits

A Hey Joe (Version)
Lead Guitar – Tom VerlaineRhythm Guitar – Lenny KayeWritten-By – Roberts*, Smith*
B Piss Factory
Guitar – Lenny KayeWritten-By – Scith*, Sohl*

Companies, etc.



Published by Linda Music, track A also published by Third Story Music.

First pressing with partially stamped matrix numbers, silver ink on matte black paper labels with horizontal lines that don't reach completely to edges of labels.

In conversation with Lenny Kaye, he stated that the *only* way to determine an original vs reissue is that the originals are on thick vinyl that appears grey on the thick ridge of the record. It is very easy to spot this on a genuine copy.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, "2701" stamped, rest is etched): 2701- ZION - 1A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, stamped): 2702-1A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Side A): Z2701-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Side B): Z2702-B
  • Rights Society (Side A): BMI

Other Versions (5 of 10) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
601 Patti Smith Hey Joe (Version) / Piss Factory(7", Mono, RP) Mer Records 601 US Unknown Sell This Version
100 036 - 100, 100 036 Patti Smith Hey Joe / Piss Factory(7", Single, Ltd, RE, S/Edition) Sire, Sire 100 036 - 100, 100 036 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
R7 740 Patti Smith Hey Joe (Version) / Piss Factory(7", Single, Mono, RE, S/Edition) Sire R7 740 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
8122797355 Patti Smith Hey Joe(7", Single, Ltd, RE) Sire 8122797355 UK 2012 Sell This Version
SRE 1009 Patti Smith Hey Joe (Version) / Piss Factory(7", Single, Mono, RE) Sire SRE 1009 US 1977 Sell This Version