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Richard Hell & the Voidoids: CBGBs, New York NY

Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 20 October 1979

THEY SAY that Richard Hell is damaged, and it doesn't surprise me. After quitting the spartan discipline of Television, fans of rock's elite expected the pop Huysmans to capitalise on his anarchic legend and continue to be a major influence on "the scene". Who'd anticipate anything less from the man said to have originated the punk ethos of ripped clothing, ripped hair and ripped minds?

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