Horses [LP]

Horses [LP]

by Patti SmithPatti Smith

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record)

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Overview

It isn't hard to make the case for Patti Smith as a punk rock progenitor based on her debut album, which anticipated the new wave by a year or so: the simple, crudely played rock & roll, featuring Lenny Kaye's rudimentary guitar work, the anarchic spirit of Smith's vocals, and the emotional and imaginative nature of her lyrics -- all prefigure the coming movement as it evolved on both sides of the Atlantic. Smith is a rock critic's dream, a poet as steeped in '60s garage rock as she is in French Symbolism; "Land" carries on from the Doors' "The End," marking her as a successor to Jim Morrison, while the borrowed choruses of "Gloria" and "Land of a Thousand Dances" are more in tune with the era of sampling than they were in the '70s. Producer John Cale respected Smith's primitivism in a way that later producers did not, and the loose, improvisatory song structures worked with her free verse to create something like a new spoken word/musical art form: Horses was a hybrid, the sound of a post-Beat poet, as she put it, "dancing around to the simple rock & roll song." [An LP version was released in 2013.]

Product Details

Release Date: 05/22/2012
Label: Sony Legacy
UPC: 0886919602814
catalogNumber: 196028
Rank: 5487

Tracks

  1. Gloria: In Excelsis Deo; In Excelsis Deo\Gloria
  2. Redondo Beach
  3. Birdland
  4. Free Money
  5. Kimberly
  6. Break It Up
  7. Land:; Horses\Land of a Thousand Dances\La Mer(de)
  8. Elegie

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