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03/09/1998 Patti Smith: Horses

Patti Smith's Horses

Her description of this as "Three chords and the power of the word" fits. From the ecstatic lesbian "Gloria" (yup, that "Gloria") to the desperate gutter dreaming of "Free Money" to the creepy striving transformation of "Birdland" and "Land" (a surreal sexual awakening, "10 Bulls"-like Zen story set to--you guessed it--"Land of a Thousand Dances") this is clearly a woman to be reckoned with. Do you know how to pony? Compare this to just about any other major label release in '75. It spins in your mind long after you've turned off the stereo.