PATTI SMITH – Debut Tour De Force ‘HORSES’ Is 45

12 November 2020

Artist: Patti Smith
Album: Horses – debut LP
Released: 11 November 1975 – 45 years ago

Rolling Stone wrote: “From its first defiant line, “Jesus died for somebody’s sins, but not mine,” the opening shot in a bold reinvention of Van Morrison’s Sixties garage-rock classic “Gloria,” Patti Smith’s debut album was a declaration of committed mutiny, a statement of faith in the transfigurative powers of rock & roll. Horses made her the queen of punk before it even really existed, but Smith cared more for the poetry in rock. She sought the visions and passions that connected Keith Richards and Rimbaud – and found them, with the intuitive assistance of a killing band (pianist Richard Sohl, guitarist Lenny Kaye, bassist Ivan Kral and drummer Jay Dee Daugherty) and her friend Robert Mapplethorpe, who shot the stark, beautiful cover portrait.”

Patti Smith: “I had a handful of records, but when I was 11 years old,
I liked Puccini as much as Little Richard. They both made sense to me.”

Turn Up The Volume: “The jaw-dropping start of a brilliant career. Hail hail Patti!

Can’t resist playing this…

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PATTI SMITH: All Albums

50 Greatest ROLLING STONE Albums Of All Time – No 44 ‘HORSES’ By PATTI SMITH

15 September 2020

Artist: Patti Smith
Album: Horses – debut LP
Released: November 1975 – 45 years ago

Rolling Stone: “From its first defiant line, “Jesus died for somebody’s sins, but not mine,” the opening shot in a bold reinvention of Van Morrison’s Sixties garage-rock classic “Gloria,” Patti Smith’s debut album was a declaration of committed mutiny, a statement of faith in the transfigurative powers of rock & roll. Horses made her the queen of punk before it even really existed, but Smith cared more for the poetry in rock. She sought the visions and passions that connected Keith Richards and Rimbaud – and found them, with the intuitive assistance of a killing band (pianist Richard Sohl, guitarist Lenny Kaye, bassist Ivan Kral and drummer Jay Dee Daugherty) and her friend Robert Mapplethorpe, who shot the stark, beautiful cover portrait.”

“I had a handful of records, but when I was 11 years old, I liked Puccini
as much as Little Richard. They both made sense to me.”
Patti Smith

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album…

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PATTI SMITH: All Albums

5 Splendid Albums Turning 45 in 2020…

The best of the past

Here are 5 Splendid Albums, selected by
Turn Up The Volume, turning 45 in 2020!

1. ‘Tonight’s The Night‘ by NEIL YOUNG

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2. ‘Horses’ by PATTI SMITH

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3. ‘Blood On The Tracks‘ by BOB DYLAN

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4. ‘Physical Graffiti’ by LED ZEPPELIN

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5. ‘Fleetwood Mac’ by FLEETWOOD MAC

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YESTERDAY’S CRACKERS – This Week: 25 Killer Tracks And 3 Top LP’s From 1975 …

The best of the past

Every week Turn Up The Volume jumps into the past! Relive 25 Crackers and
3 Top Longplayers per year/per week. Let’s start with the star-studded year of 1975

Here’s the 25 KILLER TRACKS selection…

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Here are 3 TOP ALBUMS

‘Physical Graffiti’ by LED ZEPPELIN

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‘Blood On The Tracks’ by BOB DYLAN

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‘Horses’ by PATTI SMITH

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See/hear you next week, music junkies…