NEXT:     A documentary of Kral's life and music, including swathes of unseen rock and roll footage, will begin filming in 2011. He continues to work globally from his Ann Arbor, Michigan home studio. In 2009, he completed the soundtrack for the Japanese animated TV show, Yozakura Quartet , as songwriter/vocalist/musician.

Perhaps even more astonishing than the success was the way she turned her back on it. A year after the release of her most successful album, 1978's Easter, she married Fred "Sonic" Smith , guitarist with the radical band MC5, laid down her electric guitar and moved with him to Detroit to become a housewife. She brought up their two children, and didn't make another record for nine years.

In the insert with the original LP release (reproduced in the 1996 reissue), Smith's self-penned liner notes refer, among other things, to:

Patti is married and has 2 boys, age 24 & 22. In her spare time, she enjoys cycling, golfing and snowboarding. Patti is available for teaching, e-mail her at @ for more information on her classes.

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