Horses, CD / Album Cd



'Horses' is the debut studio album by American musician Patti Smith, released in November 1975. 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. 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'.

Track Listing

  1. Gloria 5.58
  2. Redondo Beach 3.26
  3. Birdland 9.16
  4. Free Money 3.52
  5. Kimberly 4.27
  6. Break It Up 4.04
  7. Land: Horses/Land of a Thousand Dances/La Mer (De) 9.26
  8. Elegie 2.56
  9. My Generation 3.17


  • Format: CD / Album
  • Label: Arista
  • Genre: Rock/Pop
  • Release Date:
  • Running Time (minutes): 46.40
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • EAN: 0078221882729


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