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Frida Kahlo's head on Patti Smith's body. Photo of Patti Smith taken by Robert Mapplethorpe for the cover of her 1975 album Horses.
Patty Smith Horses album cover (photo by Robert Mapplethorpe)
Patty Smith 'Horses' Who would have thought punk rock was, in part, kickstarted by a girl? Poet, misfit and New York ligger, Patti channelled the spirits of Keith Richards, Bob Dylan and Rimbaud into female form, and onto an album whose febrile energy and Dionysian spirit helped light the touchpaper for New York punk. Patti stares down the viewer, defiantly broke with the music industry's treatment of women artists (sexy or girl-next-door) and still startles today.
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Patti Smith at Norwegian Wood, in just 4 weeks!
Patti Smith - Seven screaming horses melt down in the sun; building scenes on empty dreams and smoking them one by one.
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Patti Smith holding up Bob Dylan's portrait. Two of my favorite poets. #rocknroll #music
Patricia Lee "Patti" Smith (born December 30, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, poet and visual artist, who became a highly influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album Horses.
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Patti Smith's debut album Horses is seen by many critics as the first real punk album. She continues to record and tour today. 1971-present. Key track: "Because the Night"