This November, Classic Album Sundays celebrates Patti Smith’s debut album ‘Horses’, to coincide with the album’s 40th anniversary, with special guest Lenny Kaye from the Patti Smith Group.
A huge influence on post punk acts like The Smiths, Patti Smith’s debut album ‘Horses’ emerged from New York’s music underground in late 1975. A cornerstone of the burgeoning punk rock scene, ‘Horses’ is truly a classic album with poetic beauty. Produced by John Cale of the Velvet Underground, it also includes guest musicians Tom Verlaine of Television and Allen Lanier of Blue Oyster Cult on ‘Elegie’. The latter, written about Jimi Hendrix’s death, is made more poignant by the fact that it was recorded at the famous Electric Lady Studios.
Our special guest is the legendary rock writer, producer and lead guitarist in the Patti Smith Group – Lenny Kaye – who will be discussing ‘Horses’, his original ‘Nuggets’ compilation and his work with artists like Jim Carroll and Suzanne Vega with Classic Album Sundays NYC's producer, Ron Like Hell, giving fans a unique insider’s view of the making of this classic album.
Then we will feature an uninterrupted full vinyl playback of the album on one of the world’s best hi-fi sound systems, featuring Klipsch La Scala Loudspeakers. Listeners will hear the album in a way few ever get to, experiencing it closer to the artist’s original intention.
The evening will conclude with a Q&A during which fans will have the opportunity to ask Lenny the questions they have always wanted to ask. This event will give the Patti Smith Group fan an experience to remember.
Sunday, November 15th, 4 – 7 pm
Good Room 98 Meserole, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Tickets: $12 online / $15 on the door
Presenters: Ron Like Hell (Wrecked/Academy Records), Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group)
Audio Menu: Rega Apheta MC Cartridge, Rega P9 Turntable, Audio Note UK pre-amplification and power amplification, AudioQuest Interconnects and cabling, Klipsch Loudspeakers, Klipsch SW-115 Subwoofers