September 11, 2009 Playlist

"Horses" by Patti Smith (1975)
Patti Smith  "Horses"  1975 (USA)
Last week during the show a listener called in and requested Patti Sith's version of "Gloria", so I figured this album would make a nice CAOTW.  Patti Smith was a key figure in the transition from the psychedelic/progressive rock era to the punk/new wave era -- before becoming a famous solo artist, she wrote songs with Blue Oyster Cult!  The combination of extended garage rock rave-ups and poetic lyrics on her breakthrough debut album earned her the nickname "the poetess of punk" (though Johnny Rotten also sneered that she was just "a hippie with a tambourine.")  Smith continues to straddle the line between old and new schools of rock these days -- the latest album from this "punk" icon included covers of Jimi Hendrix and Jefferson Airplane. 
Here's a great video clip of The Patti Smith Group in the early days, doing the title track from this album "Horses".  Patti's only American Top 40 hit single to date is "Because The Night" (co-written with Bruce Springsteen?!)  And here's a recent clip of Patti doing the most famous tune from her debut album, a version of Van Morrison's classic garage anthem "Gloria" live in 2009.
(N) = New Release
(R) = Listener Request
Artist Song Album Year (label) Country
Public Image Ltd. FFF
   / Rise (R)
Album 1985 UK
Patti Smith Gloria (R) Horses
1975 USA
Simply Saucer Illegal Bodies (live) Cyborgs Revisited (compilation CD) rec. 1975 Canada
Patti Smith Land:
  (a) Horses
  (b) Land of 1000 Dances
  (c) La Mer (De)
1975 USA
Armand Schaubroeck Steals We Like Bad Girls They're More Fun Shakin' Shakin' 1979 USA
Nina Hagen Dread Love Nunsexmonkrock 1982 Germany
Suicide Harlem The Second Album 1979 USA
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Dirty Blue Gene Doc At The Radar Station 1980 USA
Mission of Burma Innermost A-side 7" single (N) 2009 (Matador) USA
Nice Face Selectron Can I Fuck It?  (N - cassette) 2008 (Jerkwave) USA
Psychedelic Horseshit New Wave Hippies Magic Flowers Droned 2007 USA
Tiny Masters of Today
Abercrombie Zombie Skeletons (N) 2009 (Mute) USA
The Black Lips
Starting Over 200 Million Thousand (N) 2009 (Vice) USA
Lightning Dust Wondering What Everyone Knows (Budgie) Infinite Light  (N) 2009 (Jagjaguwar) Canada
Cymbals Eat Guitars Wind Phoenix (Proper Name) Why Are There Mountains  (N) 2009 (self release) USA
Black Mold Snow Blindness Is Crystal Antz Snow Blindness Is Crystal Antz (N) 2009 (Flemish Eye) Canada
Magic Lantern
At The Mountains Of Madness Magic Lantern (N) 2008 (Woodsist) USA
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti Gettin' High In The Morning House Arrest 2006 USA
Jerry Garcia Deal Garcia 1972 USA
Kingfish (Bob Weir) Good Bye Yer Honor Kingfish 1975 USA
New Riders of the Purple Sage (with Jerry Garcia) Dirty Business New Riders of the Purple Sage 1971 USA
Paul Horn Shadows #1 (Dedicated to Ravi Shankar) Cycle 1965 USA
Egypt Is The Magick # Genetic Dispute Solved By Grammatological Nantooth The Valentine Process 2007 USA
Charles Manson I Once Knew A Man Lie rec. 1967 USA
Tangerine Dream Cherokee Lane (live) Encore 1977 Germany
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