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Description - Break it Up by Mark Paytress

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780749951078
ISBN-10: 0749951079
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 135mm x mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Portrait
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 9-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mark Paytress

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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