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Patti Smith Group: Radio Ethiopia

Chris Roberts, Uncut, January 2007

SURE, HORSES was one tough act to follow. Smith's 1975 debut — one of the great, breathtaking, burn-it-down debuts — tore such a hole in the fabric of rock that her follow-up has never received the respect it merited.

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