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Richard Hell reissuing ’Blank Generation,’ doing in-store signings in NYC

Richard Hell

Richard Hell and the Voidoids are reissuing their classic debut album Blank Generation, which turned 40 this past September, for Record Store Day Black Friday (11/24). The album — which was recorded by Hell on lead vocals and bass, guitarist Robert Quine, guitarist Ivan Julian, and drummer Marc Bell (later known as Marky Ramone) — was remastered by Greg Calbi and it comes with a second disc of “previously unreleased, alternate studio versions, out-of-print singles, and rare bootleg live tracks from the band’s first appearance in 1976 at CBGB.” There’s also a booklet with previously unpublished photos by CBGB photographer Roberta Bayley (who also shot the album’s iconic front cover), an essay by Hell, and an interview between Ivan Julian and Hell. Full tracklist below.

Richard Hell is celebrating the release with two signings in NYC, one on Black Friday at Generation Records from 1-3 PM (more details here) and one on Small Business Saturday (11/25) at Rough Trade at 2 PM (more details here).

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BLANK GENERATION: 40th ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION
CD Track Listing:

Disc One: Original Album Remastered
1. “Love Comes In Spurts”
2. “Liars Beware”
3. “New Pleasure”
4. “Betrayal Takes Two”
5. “Down At The Rock And Roll Club”
6. “Who Says?”
7. “Blank Generation”
8. “Walking On The Water”
9. “The Plan”
10. “Another World”

Disc Two: Bonus Album
1. “Love Comes In Spurts” – Electric Lady Studios Alternate Version
2. “Blank Generation” – Electric Lady Studios Alternate Version
3. “You Gotta Lose” – Electric Lady Studios Outtake Version
4. “Who Says?” – Plaza Sound Studios Alternate Version
5. “Love Comes In Spurts” – Live at CBGB, November 19, 1976
6. “Blank Generation” – Live at CBGB, November 19, 1976
7. “Liars Beware” – Live at CBGB, April 14, 1977
8. “New Pleasure” – Live at CBGB, April 14, 1977
9. “Walking On The Water” – Live at CBGB, April 14, 1977
10. “Another World” – Ork Records Version
11. “Oh” – Original 2001 Release
12. 1977 Sire Records Radio Commercial

LP Track Listing
Side One
1. “Love Comes In Spurts”
2. “Liars Beware”
3. “New Pleasure”
4. “Betrayal Takes Two”
5. “Down At The Rock And Roll Club”
6. “Who Says?”

Side Two
1. “Blank Generation”
2. “Walking On The Water”
3. “The Plan”
4. “Another World”

Side Three
1. “Love Comes In Spurts” – Electric Lady Studios Alternate Version
2. “Blank Generation” – Electric Lady Studios Alternate Version
3. “You Gotta Lose” – Electric Lady Studios Outtake Version
4. “Who Says?” – Plaza Sound Studios Alternate Version
5. “Love Comes In Spurts” – Live at CBGB, November 19, 1976
6. “Blank Generation” – Live at CBGB, November 19, 1976

Side Four
1. “Liars Beware” – Live at CBGB, April 14, 1977
2. “New Pleasure” – Live at CBGB, April 14, 1977
3. “Walking On The Water” – Live at CBGB, April 14, 1977
4. “Another World” – Ork Records Version
5. “Oh” – Original 2001 Release
6. 1977 Sire Records Radio Commercial

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