Sunday, September 18, 2005

on the stereo







hard to believe this was released 30 years ago.


"November 2005 marks the 30th anniversary of the release of Patti Smith's debut album, Horses, a groundbreaking rock & roll masterpiece which continues its unparalleled influence on rock music, style and culture. Arista/Columbia/Legacy Recordings will celebrate this musical milestone with the release of Horses/Horses, a two-disc Legacy Special Edition of Patti Smith's debut album, on Tuesday, November 8."

more here:
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14 comments:

Jeff said...

I know what you mean by the passing of time. I was thinking yesterday that in December John Lennon will have been gone for 25 years. :(

anne frasier said...

what's amazing is that their music sounds just as good today as it did then. and even sounds better when contrasted with all the crap being put out now.

Jeff said...

Right On! :)

anne frasier said...

jeff, i'd have to hire a hitman if you'd said groovy. ;)

e-mom said...

<-----Googles Patti Smith real quick

Rob Gregory Browne said...

One of the GREAT albums of all time. Full of power and emotion. I still have my vinyl copy sitting around here somewhere. Thirty years. Jeez, I'm old.

anne frasier said...

you're right, rob. it's an amazing album. it has this loose, pulsing, organic feel that just keeps building. sometimes i think i romaticize that time period, but then i think of all the good music that came out of it and i change my mind.

Rob Gregory Browne said...

So, of course, I hopped on Rhapsody last night and gave HORSES a listen. It stands up wonderfully, as powerful as ever. I also listened to WAVE and EASTER. Both great albums as well.

As for romanticizing the time period, there was certainly something magical about it. Not only the music, but a lot of the movies were great as well -- before popcorn crowd-pleasers became the norm -- when storytelling was about people and not special effects.

And music was about music instead of selling Pepsi.

anne frasier said...

oh, YEAH. i rant about this all the time! movies like midnight cowboy and taxi driver. now a lot of people watch midnight cowboy and say, where's the surprise? where's the twist?

Rob Gregory Browne said...

Yeah. Funny how they ignore what are probably two of the best performances in cinematic history. "Hey! I'm walkin' here! I'm walkin' here!"

Jer said...

I'm reminiscing with ya... sigh...

Jeff said...

I think the last good movie I've seen that didn't rely on special effects was Billy Bob Thornton's "Slingblade."

"Awright den!" "Uhhuh"

Rob Gregory Browne said...

By the way, how do I get a great shot for my book cover like the one of P. Smith on Horses? It's a wonderful photo.

anne frasier said...

that is a great photo. i had to get my album out -- i see it was taken by mapplethorpe. maybe you knew that.