Richard Hell and the Voidoids will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of their debut album Blank Generation with a super deluxe reissue. Originally released on Sire Records in 1977, as the music world burned with Punk.
Richard Hell and his band were pioneers of the New York punk scene and this album is considered a seminal LP for the punk movement as a cornerstone of the scene. The title track will take all the applause but this album is packed full of great songs.
The 40th Anniversary Deluxe edition double CD and double LPs will be available on Record Store Day’s Black Friday (November 24) in independent record stores worldwide. CD and vinyl will both be available in limited number.
The Blank Generation reissue includes previously unreleased alternate studio versions, out-of-print singles, rare bootleg live tracks from Richard Hell and the Voidoids’ debut 1976 appearance at CBGB – seriously how much do you wanna hear that!
The record’s booklet features an essay by Richard Hell, excerpts from his notebooks, unpublished photos of the band from Roberta Bayley, and even an interview with Julian by Hell himself.