Patti Smith's Horses (33 1/3)

Patti Smith's Horses (33 1/3)

Philip Shaw


Described because the excellent fusion of poetry and storage band rock and roll (the unique idea used to be "rock and Rimbaud"), Horses belongs as a lot to the realm of literary and cultural feedback because it does to the world of musicology. whereas Horses pays homage to the record's origins within the nascent ny punk scene, the book's middle lies in a close research of Patti Smith's lyrics and contains discussions of lyrical preoccupations: love, intercourse, gender, dying, desires, god, metamorphosis, intoxication, apocalypse and transcendence. Philip shaw demonstrates how Horses transformed the chances of either poetry and rock song; and the way it accomplished not anything lower than a whole and systematic derangement of the senses.

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