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Exclusive! Patty goes punk in the band's video for "The Patty Hearst Syndrome."

SPIN iconSPIN Staff // February 12, 2007

In the video for “The Patty Hearst Syndrome” from their second album, This Sinking Ship (out Feb. 20 on Fat Wreck), Boston punk quartet Smoke or Fire watch as Patty, a rich girl from the suburbs, self-destructs. During a mock Sears photo shoot with her two plastic-faced parents, Hearst puts down her silver spoon and picks up some hair dye and a Black Flag t-shirt. Frontman Joe McMahon asks, “Why did you let them take you from your good life? / Is it better to change all the clothes that you wear to pick up a gun and put your fist in the air?” After another photo shoot, this one courtesy of the police, Patty realizes maybe Sears wasn’t so bad after all.

Now Watch This: Smoke or Fire – “The Patty Hearst Syndrome”

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