1970s · Love · Rock · Survival

Song of the Day

Today’s SOTD is a double feature because I’m highlighting someone whose work I can’t narrow down to one song. One album, maybe. The album, in this case would be Horses, circa 1975.

I had this album cover framed and hanging on my bedroom wall back in the ‘80s. Recognize this famous photo by Robert Mapplethorpe?

First up is the title track, Horses, a song I couldn’t stop replaying back in the day because of its adlibbed prose. The other track is a more familiar one and my young self thought it so jaw-dropping and so hot because here was a woman singing about having sex with … *gasp*… another woman! Without further ado, here’s Patti Smith with Horses, followed by Gloria.