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Break It Up Patti Smiths Horses and the Remaking of Rock n Roll Smith

Break It Up Patti Smiths Horses and the Remaking of Rock n Roll Smith

Author: Paytress Mark
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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. BREAK IT UP 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
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General Fields

  • : 9780749951078
  • : Little, Brown Book Group
  • : Little, Brown Children
  • : September 2006
  • : 216mm X 135mm X 28mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paytress Mark
  • : 8pp of b/w photos
  • : Hardback
  • : 510
  • : 272