Second show announced for Sun 18 Sep at 5pm
Patti Smith's debut album was a declaration of committed mutiny, a statement of faith in the transfigurative powers of rock and roll.
SECOND SHOW ANNOUNCED
SUN 18 OCTOBER at 5PM
Due to popular demand a second show will take place on Sun 18 October at 5pm. Tickets are now available—only through Melbourne Festival.
In December 1975, New York poet-rocker Patti Smith released her debut album, Horses, which short-circuited the gender posturing of rock'n'roll and electrified the gathering storm of punk. Literate and raw, its touchstones ranged from Rimbaud to Hendrix, its moods from raw garage intensity to elegiac delicacy.
Horses has been cited among the all-time greatest rock albums by Rolling Stone and Time, and enshrined by the US Library of National Congress. Its unique, uncompromising visions and transcendent individuality have been noted as key inspirations for Morrissey, U2, Siouxsie Sioux, Courtney Love and REM's Michael Stipe, who memorably stated that Horses "tore my limbs off and put them back on in a whole different order."
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the album’s release, four of Australia's most insightful and respected rock artists—Courtney Barnett, Jen Cloher, founding Magic Dirt member Adalita and The Drones lead man Gareth Liddiard—unite to perform Horses in its entirety: an act of heartfelt homage that promises to be both hypnotic and exhilarating.