More filters. Sort order. Apr 13, Debra Komar rated it it was ok. I have to be honest, the author lost me when, on page 71, he dismissed Bowie as a "one-hit wonder" in what universe is that true? Bowie is not alone - Paytress' favored method of praising Smith seems to be disparaging other acts. It feels unnecessary. The book is a tad hyperbolic and could stand a good edit. I agree that "Horses' was a very influential album, although I am not sure it is as revolutionary and seminal as the author seems to think.
Oct 22, Daniel Currie rated it liked it. I would give this 2. Altho I have sold music full-time for over 20 years I must admit to never sitting and listening to "Horses" in it's entirety.
I'm not really sure why I elected to read this since I have plenty of music books and never bothered to read any of those.
Nevertheless, I did read it, all of it. Altho it isn't presented this way, it is obvious this is just the author's personal take on it. To say he liked it, and Patti, would be an understatement. There are lots of grand pronouncements and the word 'saviour' is used alot. He does a decent job of setting the stage for it's release, but the way they pretty much junk everything that came before it and present it like the, well You liked it, we get it.
Jan 24, Richard rated it really liked it. Instead of heading for the book shop to look for something new to read I was delighted when I found this on the shelves and it wasn't until I got well into it that I had already read it.
Nonetheless I kept reading it because it offers a balanced treatment of Patti Smith's path to "Horses" and her less critically well received although great in my opinion "Dream of Life" anyone?
Aug 10, Tiago rated it really liked it Shelves: aut-american. Even though not a biography, this book delves better into Patti Smith and the symbolism and importance of her work than Victor Bockris's biography. You Should deep clean all used records before playing? If you don't know what to use for cleaning go to You-tube and search cleaning records you will find many ways to clean your new used Albums. Sorry about the cost, but this cost is to be paid by buyer I only charge what I am charged.
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Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlines Download now. Shape Created with Sketch. The 30 best album covers - ranked Show all Photographer Colin Lane met the Strokes in early , after being commissioned to shoot them for The Face magazine. The photograph, Lane later revealed in interviews, was taken in either late or His girlfriend had just got out of the shower, while he was playing with an old polaroid camera.
He found a Chanel glove and asked her to pose. Biggie Smalls picked a baby resembling himself to star on the cover of his debut Ready to Die. He also uses the notion of childhood innocence to foreshadow how our surroundings can have a lasting impact.
It might not be the quintessential David Bowie album, or the one that introduced fans to Starman. But the face staring back at you from this particular album cover is, undeniably, the most recognisable Bowie look: red mullet; a gaunt, sombre expression and that famous lightning bolt across his face.
One of the greatest debut albums — and arguably the best hip hop record — of all time has a fittingly arresting cover image.
But Nas was also inviting you to see through his eyes and into those very projects where he grew up, and feel immersed in that world via the power of his storytelling. The way she holds his face in her hands gives her an additional, mesmerising power and conjures the old-world, eccentric mysticism with which she was — and still is — associated. Photographer Michael Spencer Jones had a task on his hands organising Oasis for what is indisputably their best album cover. Andy Warhol conceived the idea of a vinyl cover with working zipper that would reveal a pair of white briefs beneath the bulging jeans of a male model, who has to this day never been identified.
Many fans assumed it was Mick Jagger, but people working on the shoot said several models were photographed and Warhol never revealed which one was used. It represented what the Rolling Stones quickly became famous for: an edgy, hyper-sexual kind of swagger. The surreal and complex renderings mirror what Davis does with the music itself; challenging traditional notions of structure and juxtaposing concepts of passivity and aggressiveness, anger and love. And now one of the most instantly recognisable and best-loved album covers in rock history.
It was apparently rejected by the band but later chosen by their manager, Peter Leeds. The juxtaposition between the band, who beam in their matching dress suits like a bunch of schoolboys at their senior prom, and Harry, who stands defiant in her white dress, hands on hips, is wonderful.
Our apartment was always cold, so I had a sweater on, plus I borrowed one of his big, bulky sweaters. On top of that I put on a coat. So I felt like an Italian sausage. Every time I look at that picture, I think I look fat. But it worked, and the cover went on to become one of the most indelible images in rock music. Despite many major retailers refusing to sell it, the album debuted at number one on the UK album charts.
Today, it is arguably the most recognisable punk album cover in music history. The most enduring was a photograph taken during a Civil Rights Movement-era riot — a stark black and white image showing riot police as they chase two terrified black teenagers. Seeing real fear in the woman's face is very affecting. It feels unflinching and aggressive in its commentary on society.
Thursday 23 April Monday 27 April Kinda like a pair of comic strip characters. Various recording artists have specifically named Horses as an influence on their music. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Her bandmate Richard Sohl, whose playing so enlivens the album. The album was negatively received when it was released and Smith was attacked by critics for what they LP to be Break It Up - Patti Smith - Horses (Vinyl, self-indulgence and selling out. It introduced, fully formed, a daring new mystic voice in popular music. Please try again, the name must be unique.
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