Radio Ethiopia is a 1976 album by The Patti Smith Group.
Radio Ethiopia was the followup record to Smith's widely acclaimed debut Horses. The style of music was considerably different, abandoning the more classic rock 'n' roll sound in favor of a harder metal sound. Another noticeable factor was how much more the music dominated, with guitar solos present in almost every song.
"Pissing in a River" was released as a single with "Ask The Angels" as a b-side. It was also featured in the movie Times Square (1980) along with other late 1970s mosly punk and new wave songs.Ask The Angels
The album was universally panned by music critics, who claimed that the band (who were criticized as being uninspired) overrode Smith herself and that the music lacked structure. In the greater scheme of things, it was a failure both commercially and critically, though The Distillers covered "Ask The Angels" for their 2000 album.