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Patti Smith Fascinates Europe

Paul Gambaccini, Rolling Stone, 15 July 1976

LONDON — Patti Smith prompts some strong opinions here. New Musical Express drooled that Horses, her debut Arista album, was "better than... the first Beatles and Stones albums, better than Dylan's album." Melody Maker, in turn, snorted: "There's no way that the contrived and affected 'amateurism' of Horses constitutes good rock & roll."

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