Break It Up: Patti Smith's Horses And The Remaking Of Rock 'n' Roll

by Mark Paytress

Little, Brown And Company | January 6, 2010 | Hardcover

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Before The Sex Pistols, before The Clash, before The Ramones, there was Patti Smith. The poet laureate of punk, she burst onto a vacuous music scene in the mid-1970s with a raw and revolutionary sound. With the release of her debut album, Horses, rock music would simply never be the same.

Using all-new interviews with those close to Smith, Mark Paytress puts the story of Horses into its full context: from the singer''s early days to her rapid rise on New York''s performance art scene and the key role she played in the emerging art-punk movement at CBGBs.

BREAK IT UP tells the unforgettable story of a landmark album, the new rock aesthetic that it brought about, and how Patti Smith became the most influential female rock ''n'' roller of all time.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 272 pages, 8.82 × 5.74 × 1.05 in

Published: January 6, 2010

Publisher: Little, Brown And Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0749951079

ISBN - 13: 9780749951078

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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Break It Up: Patti Smith's Horses And The Remaking Of Rock 'n' Roll

by Mark Paytress

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 272 pages, 8.82 × 5.74 × 1.05 in

Published: January 6, 2010

Publisher: Little, Brown And Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0749951079

ISBN - 13: 9780749951078

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Before The Sex Pistols, before The Clash, before The Ramones, there was Patti Smith. The poet laureate of punk, she burst onto a vacuous music scene in the mid-1970s with a raw and revolutionary sound. With the release of her debut album, Horses, rock music would simply never be the same.

Using all-new interviews with those close to Smith, Mark Paytress puts the story of Horses into its full context: from the singer''s early days to her rapid rise on New York''s performance art scene and the key role she played in the emerging art-punk movement at CBGBs.

BREAK IT UP tells the unforgettable story of a landmark album, the new rock aesthetic that it brought about, and how Patti Smith became the most influential female rock ''n'' roller of all time.

About the Author

Mark Paytress is a renowned music journalist. His work has appeared in MOJO, Q, and The Guardian, among other national publications. He lives in London.

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Rock criticism at its most engrossing and ambitious.-Record Collector
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