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Patti Smith – Horses (Speakers Corner, 180g)

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Condition: Brand New

Description

Patti Smith, »the first published poet to move her poetry completely into rock 'n' roll and to entice experimental rock fans into the forbidden cinema of her hallucinatory fantasy« (New York Times), began her musical career unconventionally. It took off at a poetry reading where she was backed by Lenny Kaye on guitar; later star photographer Robert Mapplethorpe financed her punk-rock cult single "Hey Joe". In 1975, encouraged by her success, Patti Smith released "Horses", an album in which she fused rock riffs and spoken rhythms to create a punk-trash sound. The rock scene was electrified, raging about »the best garage sound of the 70s« ("Creem Magazine") and conjectured that Smith had »drawn up material from Rimbaud, Burroughs, Dylan and Velvet Underground into a hot needle and injected it under the skin« ("Sounds Magazine"). Later productions were dismissed as sentimental and self-loving outpourings, since the rock-poet didn’t continue in the same vein as "Horses", with its metallic harshness and raw language. That’s why this recording remains an impressive unique production by a visionary rock ’n’ roll singer.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head. More information under http://www.pure-analogue.com. All royalties and mechanical rights have been paid.

"Horses" - Patti Smith (g,voc); Richard Sohl (p); Lenny Kaye (b, g, voc); Tom Verlaine, Allen Lanier (g); Ivan Kral (b, g, keyb, voc); Jay Dee Daugherty (dr)

Recording: January 1975 at Electric Ladyland Studios, New York City, by Bernie Kirsh

Production: John Cale

Catalog: Arista AL-4066

Format: 1LP 180g 33rpm / standard sleeve

Manufacturer: Speakers Corner

Original label: Arista

Release details

Label: Speakers Corner Records, Arista
Format: LP, Album, Reissue, Repress
Units: 1
Country: Europe
Released: 2018
Genre: Rock
Style: Punk, New Wave

Tracklist

A1 Gloria:
A1 In Excelsis Deo
A1 Gloria (Version)
A2 Redondo Beach
A3 Birdland
A4 Free Money
B1 Kimberly
B2 Break It Up
B3 Land:
B3 Horses
B3 Land, Of A Thousand Dances
B3 La Mer (De)
B4 Elegie