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Patti Smith's "Horses": and the Remaking of Rock 'n' Roll

Patti Smith's "Horses": and the Remaking of Rock 'n' Roll

Author: Mark Paytress
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Before The Sex Pistols, before The Clash, before The Ramones, there was Patti Smith. The poet laureate of punk, she burst onto a vacuous music scene in the mid-1970s with a raw and revolutionary sound. With the release of her debut album, Horses, rock music would simply never be the same. Using all-new interviews with those close to Smith, Mark Paytress puts the story of Horses into its full context: from the singer's early days to her rapid rise on New York's performance art scene and the key role she played in the emerging art-punk movement at CBGBs. PATTI SMITH'S HORSES tells the unforgettable story of a landmark album, the new rock aesthetic that it brought about, and how Patti Smith became the most influential female rock 'n' roller of all time.


'Rock criticism at its most engrossing and ambitious' RECORD COLLECTOR 'A vibrant account of Patti Smith's 1975 debut... Paytress writes with dancing, vigorous rhythm' METRO LONDON 'A rhetorical thoroughbred that positively charges through its 250 pages' WORD

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General Fields

  • : 9780749940263
  • : Little, Brown Book Group
  • : Piatkus Books
  • : July 2010
  • : December 2010
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mark Paytress
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 272