Join us on Friday 27th August 8PM BST for our Album of the Month Club featuring Patti Smith Horses. For those that haven’t joined us, it is like a book club get-together on Zoom but for….albums!
From what is arguably one of the most arresting opening lines on a debut album, to the mournful romanticism of its final track, Patti Smith’s Horses is one of the most significant records in American music history. Just like the gritty downtown New York scene from which it sprang, Horses is marked by a sense of urgency and liberation. Join Colleen “Cosmo” Murphy as she explains how the word freedom defines the album through and through: the social and sexual freedom of the era, the artistic freedom born of a city in crisis, and the freedom of rock ’n’ roll.
Read more: The Story of Patti Smith ‘Horses’
If you can’t make the live stream don’t worry, members will also receive a private filmed presentation by Colleen in case they cannot attend the actual event.
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On Sunday morning, Colleen will send all participants a ‘Musical Lead-Up Playlist’ that sets the musical context for the album and will include influences and contemporaries. This is to be listened to in your own time before the meeting takes place.
Doors open at 7:45 and after we all greet one another, Colleen tells the story behind the album. We then listen to the album in real time on whichever device or format that is available to you (vinyl, CD, streaming).
Once the album finishes, we unmute ourselves and have a discussion about the album and our listening experience. This is a great way to connect with people, especially for those of us who are in Lockdown and I truly hope you can join us. If you are a subscribed Supporter or Punter, you can always upgrade your subscription to Member status and you will not be charged twice.
Our events really resonate with people and one of our newest members sent this testimonial after her first Album Club last month:
“I wanted to thank you for the warm welcome and the knowledge there are friendly like minded people across the world out there and you brought us all together through a shared love of music. That is awesome. I have been mostly alone through the pandemic (am single, live alone – and yes do have the requisite cats to complete the stereotype!😂) My 25 + year career has been in events, currently in the West End of London so in my “normal” life I would be out at least 3/4 times a week. That has all obviously completely stopped for me and it has been a somewhat of a struggle mentally, music has kept me sane and Sunday’s event really helped my sanity. I truly hope to meet you in real life at some point to say thank you in person and look forward to engaging in more events.” – Angela
We look forward to seeing you all at The Album Club on the Friday 27th August 8PM BST! Thanks for listening.