Several of the album's songs — "Redondo Beach", "Free Money", "Kimberly" — were inspired by moments with members of Smith's family, while others — "Break It Up", "Elegie" — were written about her idols. Horses is often cited as one of the greatest albums in music history.
In , the album was ranked number 44 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the greatest albums of all time. Smith has been called an early pioneer of punk rock. Allmusic's William Ruhlman said that it "isn't hard to make the case for Patti Smith as a punk rock progenitor based on Horses" while David Antrobus from PopMatters chose Horses as his favorite album and considered it a life-changing classic. Siouxsie and the Banshees have said that "Carcass", of the first songs from The Scream, was inspired by Horses. Michael Stipe bought the album as a high school student and says it "tore my limbs off and put them back on in a whole different order.
Courtney Love has stated that this album helped inspire her to become a rock musician. The Libertines' song "The Boy Looked at Johnny" is named after the line in the title track of the album. In , Sammy Hagar released a cover of "Free Money" on his self-titled second album. In , the Millennium episode "The Time Is Now" used the song "Land" in a bizarre "music video" sequence depicting a character's descent into madness.
They had pristine jangle and pedal steel. The final track list ran to eighteen songs and filled three sides of vinyl. A brilliant study of the creation, impact, and legacy of one of rock's great albums, and a hymn to the nature of teenage fandom. It was the strange and mystical Another Green World that was the cosmic bridge between Old Eno and New Eno, a total paradigm shift, an introduction to a new way of thinking: for Eno, and for the world of popular music. Geeta Dayal digs into the album, excavates its odd past, and untangles how, exactly, it was a link to the future of electronic music.
Nas's Illmatic finds its place in the greatest transition in hip hop up to that point, the spot where the streets and the charts collided. The Flaming Lips' Zaireeka was met with some critical praise and more general puzzlement. The album comes as four separate CDs intended for playback at the same time.
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Described as the perfect fusion of poetry and garage-band rock and roll (the original concept was "rock and Rimbaud"), Horses belongs as much to the world of. Editorial Reviews. Review. "Armed with an amazing depth of knowledge and insight onSmith's Patti Smith's Horses (33 1/3 Book 55) by [Shaw, Philip.
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Described, variously, as the perfect fusion of poetry and garage band rock and roll, Horses belongs as much to the world of literary and cultural criticism as it does to the realm of musicology. This book demonstrates how Horses transformed the possibilities of both poetry and rock music. Postcode: Please enter a valid postcode. PayPal preferred.