Funkier than "Blank Generation," but it rocks too.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The songs are a little more sophisitcated than the Voidoids' first album, but they definitely give your senses a lot to chew on. Perfect compliment to "Blank Generation.""
For Completists only, but...
Lindsey Mysse | Los Angeles, CA | 04/22/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This isn't a particularily great album- Blank Generation is definately the place to start if you want to get into Richard Hell. But if you listen to Blank Generation, you'll either hate it or fall in love with it, and if you love Blank Generation, your going to buy this album anyway. There is no middle ground when it comes to Richard Hell.
Richard Hell was (from what I have gathered) in the depths of his heroin addiction while recording this album, and just didn't really care about it. Except for a few highlights, like "I can only give you everything" or "Destiny Street" it is a weak album for only true fans to enjoy. But Richard Hell on a bad day whips most crappy "punk" brats until they cry.
All hail Rock 'n' Roll."
Fantastic album with audiophile mastering
Tracing Error | NY, NY | 06/15/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a terrific album with some of Hell's best writing, and the band is still hot. A few too many new wave mannerisms but still funky and great. I love Time, his best song, and Downtown at Dawn, Destiny Street (with a hilarious set up where he meets himself in a dream), the classic lead-off track, You Gotta Move, and so on.
It's a little know fact that this cd (the version on Razor and Tie only) is mastered by Steve Hoffman of DCC fame. His cds for that label go for upwards of $2-300 in some cases, but unfortunately for the likes of Richard Hell browsers, its mostly stuff like Wings and Jethro Tull. Well here is an opportunity to hear a punk classic mastered as well as it likely ever will be in digital. So seek it out!"