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Patti Smith - Horses Click here to see this CD at!

By Douglas Wolk

On her 1975 debut, Smith was full of piss and vinegar, seriously interested in bringing together high art and low three-chord rock & roll. As a result, her free-form poetry meshes with covers of "Gloria" and "Land of a Thousand Dances," and the album centers on two long, highfalutin' pieces, including the three-part suite (warning! warning! art!) "Land." (The CD version appends a messy live take on The Who's "My Generation.") Led by Richard Sohl's piano, the arrangements don't exactly rock, and some of Smith's songwriting gets buried in its stylistic affectations (there's a great song under "Redondo Beach"'s fake reggae). But the point of Horses was Smith's persona of volume, cunning and exile, and it comes through distinctly.

1. Gloria6. Break It Up
2. Redondo Beach7. Land: Horses/Land Of A Thousand Dances/La Mer (De)
3. Birdland8. Elegie
4. Free Money9. My Generation (Bonus Track)
5. Kimberly


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"Your review fails to make any mention of "Kimberley", possibly Smith's greatest song and certainly a track that on its own makes Horses one of the most enduring albums of the 70s. You also don't comment on the album's cover, a near-perfect portrait shot by the then still unknown Robert Mapplethorpe, and one of the all-time great examples of album art."


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Artist: Patti Smith

Released: November 24, 1975

Availability: CD, Vinyl


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