33 1/3 Series #55: by Philip Shaw "Horses" (Patti Smith) Book (2008)
33 1/3 Series #55: by Philip Shaw "Horses" (Patti Smith) Book (2008)
33 1/3 Series #55: by Philip Shaw "Horses" (Patti Smith) Book (2008)
33 1/3 Series #55: by Philip Shaw "Horses" (Patti Smith) Book (2008)
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33 1/3 Series #55: by Philip Shaw "Horses" (Patti Smith) Book (2008)

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Details: This is the 55th book in the 33 1/3 Series. This book focuses on the album Horses by Patti Smith and was written by Philip Shaw. It has some marker (markings) on the pages (outside only--see images) but is in otherwise great condition. If you love the pocket size of 33 1/3 series books, you know they can go with you anywhere. 

Short Description: "That Patti Smith was operating in a different realm entirely to that occupied by her sisters in the genre was made obvious when one removed the vinyl from its plain paper sleeve. Placing the record on the turntable, putting the needle into the groove, none of the ritualistic operations of the act of listening to a record could prepare the listener for the visceral and intellectual disturbance of "Gloria (In Excelsis Deo)." A live highlight from the CBGB's sets, the song's opening lines, adapted from the poem, "Oath," have lost none of their power to shock."

Grade: VG (Cover)

Full Description: "That Patti Smith was operating in a different realm entirely to that occupied by her sisters in the genre was made obvious when one removed the vinyl from its plain paper sleeve. Placing the record on the turntable, putting the needle into the groove, none of the ritualistic operations of the act of listening to a record could prepare the listener for the visceral and intellectual disturbance of "Gloria (In Excelsis Deo)." A live highlight from the CBGB's sets, the song's opening lines, adapted from the poem, "Oath," have lost none of their power to shock. 

Horses, to many of those who heard it upon its release in late 1975, was a revolutionary album and marked the debut of an astonishing talent. Here, British scholar Philip Shaw details the early life and the career of its creator, Patti Smith, looking closely at her poetry and performances from the early 70s through to the album's genesis. The result is an insightful and revealing study of one of rock music's landmark records and the artistic milieu from which it sprang."

Author: Philip Shaw is a Reader in the English Department at the University of Leicester, where he specializes in the teaching of nineteenth-century literature and critical theory. In his spare time, he writes songs and plays guitar in the group Alberteen: www.myspace.com/alberteenmusic

Quotes:

"Armed with an amazing depth of knowledge and insight on Smith’s life from childhood to the release of her debut masterpiece, Shaw contributes what is overall yet another stellar entry in this excellent series of books; odd that it is only when dealing with Horses itself that he is anything less than generous." - excerpt from Pop Matters review, by Jer Fairall.