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Hell, Richard

Works: 115 works in 233 publications in 4 languages and 3,156 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  History  Exhibition, pictorial works  Rock music  Punk rock music  Fiction  New wave music  Drama 
Roles: Author, Performer, Author of introduction, Singer, Creator
Classifications: ML420.H359, 782.42166092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard Hell
Punk : chaos to couture by Andrew Bolton( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its origins in the 1970s, punk has had an explosive influence on fashion. With its eclectic mixing of stylistic references, punk effectively introduced the postmodern concept of bricolage to the elevated precincts of haute couture and directional ready-to-wear. As a style, punk is about chaos, anarchy, and rebellion. Drawing on provocative sexual and political imagery, punks made fashion overtly hostile and threatening. This aesthetic of violence - even of cruelty - was intrinsic to the clothes themselves, which were often customized with rips, tears, and slashes, as well as studs, spikes, zippers, D-Rings, safety pins, and razor blades, among other things. This extraordinary publication examines the impact of punk's aesthetic of brutality on high fashion, focusing on its do-it-yourself, rip-it-to-shreds ethos, the antithesis of couture's made-to-measure exactitude. Indeed, punk's democracy stands in opposition to fashion's autocracy. Yet, as this book reveals, even haute couture has readily appropriated the visual and symbolic language of punk, replacing beads with studs, paillettes with safety pins, and feathers with razor blades in an attempt to capture the style's rebellious energy. Focusing on high fashion's embrace of punk's aesthetic vocabulary, this book reveals how designers have looked to the quintessential anti-establishment style to originate new ideals of beauty and fashionability
No thanks! : the '70s punk rebellion( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Go now : a novel by Richard Hell( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and Japanese and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A punk rocker is commissioned to drive across America and write a book, while his French girlfriend takes the photographs. A sex-and-drugs odyssey
Blank generation by Richard Hell( Recording )

16 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Godlike by Richard Hell( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set largely in the early '70s, but structured as a middle-aged poet's 1997 notebook and draft for a memoir-novel, the book recounts the story of a young man's affair with a remarkable teenage poet. Godlike is a novel of compelling originality and transcendent beauty."--Back cover
Smithereens by Susan Seidelman( Visual )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite the fact that she cannot write songs, play an instrument, or sing, Wren comes to New York to start a musical group. She frequents seedy punk and new wave clubs and throws herself at any stranger with a guitar hoping to break into rock stardom
CBGB : original motion picture soundtrack( Recording )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Massive pissed love : nonfiction 2001-2014 by Richard Hell( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richard Hell may best be known as a punk icon, a founding member of seminal bands Television, the Heartbreakers, and The Voidoids, but for decades he's been a prominent voice in American letters. Through his novels Go Now and Godlike, and his critically acclaimed autobiography, I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp, Hell has proven himself as a talented and insightful writer across many genres, in many forms. But one might argue that Richard's true genius lies in shorter form as a writer on culture. "Love comes in spurts," Hell once sang, and that could well describe the intensity of his penetrating and wickedly droll criticism. Massive Pissed Love is a collection of Hell's ruminations on art, literature, and music, among other things, that's like a candy box of reading treats, a bag of shiny marbles, a cabinet of mementos and uncanny fetishes. However one thinks of it, it's a joy to read from start to finish and a deeply necessary addition to the oeuvre of one of the sharpest minds and sensibilities at work today"--
Gang of souls : [a generation of Beat poets] by Maria Beatty( Visual )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maria Beatty's documentary exploring the insights and influences of the American Beat Poets. The film conveys their consciousness and sensibility through interviews with William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Diane Di Prima, among others. Also weaves in additional commentary from contemporary musicians, poets and writers such as Marianne Faithfull, Richard Hell, Lydia Lunch and Henry Rollins. Also expands upon how the poets reached new levels of creativity and inspired social change. With interviews by Winchester Chimes, Tom Becker, and Kathryn Simon
Blank generation : the New York scene (1975-78)( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Punk and new wave( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blank generation( Visual )

8 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and French and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed entirely on location in the streets and clubs of New York City's lower' east Side in 1979, the film became a sensation of the London underground scene in the early '90s. Featuring an appearance by Andy Warhol and killer live performances by Richard Hell & the Voidoids at CBGB, this is a dark slice of the Punk life that was. This is the time of the Blank Generation
Ork Records : New York, New York( Recording )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where in the mythos of punk is there room for a frizzy-haired cinephile San Diegan? How could the defining rock attitude and look of the late 1970s get brainstormed by two go-nowheres from a boarding school in Hockessin, Delaware -- a D student and kid voted Most Unknown by his senior class? Forget the worn-out yarns about London gobbers and safety-pin piercings -- the true story of the birth of punk rock on 45 is the story of Ork Records, captured by Numero Group on two shiny compact discs. It is a story populated by iconic names like Television, Alex Chilton, Lester Bangs, Richard Hell, the Feelies, Patti Smith, Talking Heads, Brian Eno, Blondie and the Ramones. And it's a tale told from the hallowed grounds of CBGB, Max's Kansas City, and Ardent Studios. It all began with Terry Ork, a Jewish SoCal film nerd enthralled by Andy Warhol's posse as they made a transgressive surfing flick, who moved cross-country to manage a movie memorabilia shop on the grubby streets of the Lower East Side. Made in the shadow of disco and dereliction in late-70s Manhattan, Ork Records: New York, New York is not just the genesis of punk, it is the birth of the New York City scene and indie culture as we know it
CBGB : decades of graffiti by Christopher D Salyers( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CBGB's is little more than a bar, a stage and two bathrooms. Since the club opened in 1973, very little has changed about the physical space, with one exception: the graffiti. The club has never tried to stop its patrons from adding to the mosaics of ink and pencil that literally cover every square inch of the club's walls. As grimy and layered with ink as they are, the walls contain the history of the club, from the musicians to the fans. CBGB: Decades of Graffiti documents this phenomenon with photographs from the private collection of the club's founder and owner Hilly Kristal, as well as contemporary images. Musicians who have graced the club's stage will also offer recollections about the graffiti. The verve of the lettering, the passionate, drunken silliness of the words and messages echo the power and innovation of the countless hours of music that have screamed off the stage. Ephemeral and fleeting as those emotions are, they are things people want to possess, and this book will provide the opportunity to do so. While CBGB's reputation is rooted in the music, the music spawned a scene that people now associate with the club as a physical space. Without the music, there would be no club; the same as without the club there would be no music. Without this book, there would be no record of these graphic treatments of the punk aesthetic, especially since the club will soon no longer exist
10th anniversary edition : two Southern music CDs( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sad songs( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Stiff Records box set( Recording )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spurts : the Richard Hell story by Richard Hell( Recording )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2006 Southern music CD : Oxford American( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artifact : notebooks from Hell, 1974-80 by Richard Hell( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names

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Richard Hell Amerikaans zanger

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Richard Hell amerikansk songar

Richard Hell amerykański muzyk rockowy

Richard Hell bassista, cantante e compositore statunitense

Richard Hell US-amerikanischer Musiker und Schriftsteller

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ריצ'רד הל שחקן אמריקאי

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