One of the All-Time 100 Greatest Albums – Time Magazine
#44 on the List of ‘500 Greatest Albums of All time’ – Rolling Stone
Before recording the 1975 poetic proto-punk classic Horses, Patti Smith and her band honed the tunes in a triumphant run of shows at New York’s iconic venue, CBGB. In the studio, producer John Cale then helped the band to further refine the songs in a process that brilliantly showcases their anarchic spirit and primitive beauty. Smith’s background as a rock critic and poet is equally in evidence here as heard on the re-imaginings of such warhorses as “Gloria” and “Land of 1000 Dances,” where she boldly adds her own provocative and unflinching lyrics to great effect. Horses’ influence on the burgeoning punk-rock movement is undeniable and it remains a pillar of the genre as well as one of the finest debuts of all-time!
Patti Smith Horses Track Listing:
2. Redondo Beach
4. Free Money
6. Break it Up
7. Land: Horses/Land of a Thousand Dances/La Mer(de)