Richard Hell and the Voidoids, Blank Generation, 1976. from the album Blank Generation, fronted by Hell, the Voidoids at this time included the late legendary guitarist Richard Quine, Ivan Julian and Marc Bell. "weeee-oooooh!"
Never forget the inspiration. Brilliant music, rebel style:
"I came back to England determined. I had these images I came back with, it was like Marco Polo or Walter Raleigh. I brought back the image of this distressed, strange thing called Richard Hell. And this phrase, 'the blank generation'. [...] Richard Hell was a definite, 100 percent inspiration, and, in fact, I remember telling the Sex Pistols, 'Write a song like Blank Generation, but write your own bloody version,' and their own version was 'Pretty Vacant'."
--Malcolm McLaren in an interview in Please Kill Me, the Uncensored Oral History of Punk, Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain, Grove Press (1996), p. 199.
Richard Hell live at the Club Chitta Kawasaki Japan
Richard Hell Official Site including writings, news, etc. here Richard Hell, a fellow Libra, turned 64 on October 2.
Nice Wall Street Journal interview with Mr. Hell about his East Village tenement rent controlled apartment with comments on life and why he left performing http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:khsFDl4ZCosJ:online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323936404578581993025822864.html+&cd=4&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us
He will be reading from his work
later this fall at the Guggenheim Museum event curated and accompanying the retrospective of the work by Christopher Wool.