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Horses, Patti Smith’s 1975 debut album, received mass adulation for the inventive use of her poetry and her band’s keen ear that cocked towards rock history with a knowing assurance. Radio Ethiopia, the 1976 follow-up, was in many ways even more challenging. The title track was a ten-minute poetry and guitar jam that took the roots of beatnik rage and fused them with an atonality that would become New York’s “No Wave” scene. Elsewhere, Smith and band delivered straight up rock numbers, “Ask the Angels” and “Pumping (My Heart),” exquisite balladry (“Pissing in a River”), and her spunky and creepy experimental dub-influenced rock (“Ain’t It Strange,” “Poppies’). Producer Jack Douglas did what he could to moderate between the band’s scrappy punk roots and their desire for a tighter, focused, and aggressive sound. However, while Smith’s group could be modified to fit the occasion, there was no reigning in Smith herself, who used her limited vocal range to great effect, evincing sass and character as she circled her notes.

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Patti Smith was playing her own stuff at CBGB's when Punk started its rise. I never truly thought she was punk but she definitely influenced the more thought provoking bands. To me Radio Ethiopia is the best example of her range of work. From "P*****g in the River" a straight up rock song to "Poppies" which will mess with your mind when you are under the influence it has something for everyone. Any one who saw her induction into the Rock Hall of Fame on VH1 will know she's still got it 30+ years later.


I love this album, and everything Patti Smith does and has done. Fabulous and inspiring!




Genre: Rock

Punk rock's poet laureate Patti Smith ranks among the most influential female rock & rollers of all time. Ambitious, unconventional, and challenging, Smith's music was hailed as the most exciting fusion of rock and poetry since Bob Dylan's heyday. If that hybrid remained distinctly uncommercial for much of her career, it wasn't a statement against accessibility so much as the simple fact that Smith followed her own muse wherever it took her -- from structured rock songs to free-form experimentalism,...
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