Richard Hell And The Voidoids

bigbadbillbigbadbill Posts: 1,758
edited February 2008 in Other Music
Who's heard of this artist?
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  • wcsmithwcsmith Posts: 165
    I've heard of him, haven't listened to anything...New York, late 70's/early 80's right?
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  • Blank Generation is without a doubt one of the best punk records of all time.
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    And the sewers are all muddied with a thousand lonely suicides
  • Matt Lukin wrote:
    Blank Generation is without a doubt one of the best punk records of all time.

    With great guitar work from Robert Quine.
  • Matt Lukin wrote:
    Blank Generation is without a doubt one of the best punk records of all time.

    Damn Straight
  • heard of, never listened to. any good?
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  • Blind3Blind3 Posts: 1,149
    Richard Hell was Richard Meyers when he met Tom Miller at what Hell calls a "glorified reform school , a country club reform school " in Delaware. Meyers left for NYC to be writer in '67. He maintained a correspondence with Miller , who was in college. Miller later went to NYC and hooked up with Meyers. Miller changed his name to Tom Verlaine and Meyers to Richard Hell. They played as twin guitars , with a guy called Douglas Colvin ( aka Dee Dee Ramone later on) on bass in "The Neon Boys" .Didn't work out. Long story short , eventually they hooked up with Billy Ficca (drums) and Richard Lloyd ( guitar) , Hell played bass, and became a band called...Television.

    Blank Generation actually came about during Hell's stint with The Heartbreakers ( can you say Junkies r us...Hell, Johnny Thunders, Jerry Nolan for example) , written by Hell, and Hell took it with him to The Voidoids. No doubt , Robert Quine plays killer ,killer guitar. The Blank Generation EP came out in 1976 and the Voidoids only LP , Blank Generation, with BG and " Love Comes in Spurts" in 1977. I believe Richard Hell and the Voidoids dated from 1975 or 6 to 1979, about 40 months in all.

    I saw Television and Richard Hell and the Voidoids several times each, CBGB, Max's Kansas City, and Bottom Line ...always a great show.
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  • nutmeg81nutmeg81 Posts: 627
    Blind3 wrote:
    Richard Hell was Richard Meyers when he met Tom Miller at what Hell calls a "glorified reform school , a country club reform school " in Delaware. Meyers left for NYC to be writer in '67. He maintained a correspondence with Miller , who was in college. Miller later went to NYC and hooked up with Meyers. Miller changed his name to Tom Verlaine and Meyers to Richard Hell. They played as twin guitars , with a guy called Douglas Colvin ( aka Dee Dee Ramone later on) on bass in "The Neon Boys" .Didn't work out. Long story short , eventually they hooked up with Billy Ficca (drums) and Richard Lloyd ( guitar) , Hell played bass, and became a band called...Television.

    Blank Generation actually came about during Hell's stint with The Heartbreakers ( can you say Junkies r us...Hell, Johnny Thunders, Jerry Nolan for example) , written by Hell, and Hell took it with him to The Voidoids. No doubt , Robert Quine plays killer ,killer guitar. The Blank Generation EP came out in 1976 and the Voidoids only LP , Blank Generation, with BG and " Love Comes in Spurts" in 1977. I believe Richard Hell and the Voidoids dated from 1975 or 6 to 1979, about 40 months in all.

    I saw Television and Richard Hell and the Voidoids several times each, CBGB, Max's Kansas City, and Bottom Line ...always a great show.


    u old!!!

    didnt Hell leave Television b4 Marquee Moon came out?
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  • mark armmark arm Posts: 962
    love them
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  • SuziemaySuziemay Posts: 11,023
    edited May 2016
    I had posted some videos, but it seems I wasn't supposed to so they've all been taken down :(
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 19,642
    I'd heard of Hell and the Voidoids but somehow just hadn't heard much of their music. Then after reading Marky Ramone's very cool book, Punk Rock Blitzkrieg and realizing Marky played with Hell and company under his given name, Marc Bell, I had to check out Blank Generation. Very cool! Glad I spring for the red vinyl reissue! And yes, fine work from the late great Robert Quine.
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  • H.ChinaskiH.Chinaski Brooklyn, NYPosts: 1,018
    edited April 20
    Last fall i was taking the Metro north train back to the city from Hudson, NY and was reading Hell's memoir "I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp" and who happens to sit down across the aisle from my GF and I but Mr. Hell and his wife. I was a little embarrassed to be reading his life story with him sitting down right next to me. He was very cool and we chatted for awhile though. Needless to say I'm a big fan.
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 19,642

    Last fall i was taking the Metro north train back to the city from Hudson, NY and was reading Hell's memoir "I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp" and who happens to sit down across the aisle from my GF and I but Mr. Hell and his wife. I was a little embarrassed to be reading his life story with him sitting down right next to me. He was very cool and we chatted for awhile though. Needless to say I'm a big fan.

    Oh man, fantastic! What a fine coincidence! Didn't know about his memoir. I will definitely check that out!
    We're living on the edge of something big. It's a fantastic time in history to be alive.
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