Patti Smith - Horses


Speakers Corner (Arista)



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AARI 4066
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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 All royalties and mechanical rights have been paid.

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




Side A
1. Gloria
2. Redondo Beach
3. Birdland
4. Free Money

Side B
1. Kimberly
2. Break it Up
3. Land
4. Elegie

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

Another hit from Speakers Corner

posted on 08/23/2022
5 Stars
Reviewer: joey1127
I'm a fan of Speakers Corner so it was no surprise that this title was so well done. I had another pressing of this, non- audiophile, and it suffered from some IGD and just crummy sound quality. This pressing is outstanding. No distortion, not overly LOUD, just plain good fidelity. if you like Patti Smith, you owe it to yourself to get this release.

a must for fans of early punk

posted on 09/15/2011
5 Stars
Reviewer: Celt
This album helped shape and kick-start the punk movement. Yeah, it's a bit crudely played, but that's the way it should be. Pressing is very good and label and jacket replicates the original Arista release.

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