Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 44/500!
"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.
"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 garage-rock classic "Gloria," 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." - www.rollingstone.com
Richard Sohl, piano
Lenny Kaye, lead guitar
Ivan Kral, guitar, bass
Jay Dee Daugherty, drums
2. Redondo Beach
4. Free Money
6. Break it Up