Easter (Bonus Tracks, Explicit)
by Patti Smith
Released: Jan 1978
Unfortunately, the, erm, titillating cover of this 1978 proto punk staple was more controversial than the messages in songs like "Easter" and "Rock And Roll N*gg*r," which grappled with feminist issues. (Saturday Night Live even parodied the album's artwork.) Blending poetry with jagged song arrangements, this album proved to be Smith's first commercial success.