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Description: On her 1975 debut, Smith was full of piss and vinegar, seriously interested in bringing together high art and low three-chord rock & roll. As a result, her free-form poetry meshes with covers of "Gloria" and "Land of a Thousand Dances," and the album centers on two long, highfalutin' pieces, including the three-part suite (warning! warning! art!) "Land." (The CD version appends a messy live take on The Who's "My Generation.") Led by Richard Sohl's piano, the arrangements don't exactly rock, and some of Smith's songwriting gets buried in its stylistic affectations (there's a great song ... (more)
Manufacturer: Arista
Release date: 11 November 1996
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0078221882729 UPC: 078221882729
Tags: 1975 (3), Punk Rock (1), Chris (1), Chicago (1), New York (1), Usa (1), Bought 2010 (1), American (1), Album (1), Rock (1), 1970's (1), Strong Women (1), Alt (1), Punk (1), Debut (1), Classic (1), Singer/songwriter (1), Patti Smith (1), Indie (1), 1970s (1)
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