I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp: An Autobiography Richard Hell

I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp: An Autobiography

Author: Richard Hell
$22.99 2299
22 items In Stock
  • Successful pre-order.Thanks for contacting us!
  • Order within
Book Title
I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp: An Autobiography
Author
Richard Hell
ISBN
9780062190840
From an early age, Richard Hell dreamed of running away. He arrived penniless in New York City at seventeen; ten years later he was a pivotal voice of the age of punk, cofounding such seminal bands as Television, The Heartbreakers, and Richard Hell and the Voidoids--whose song Blank Generation remains the defining anthem of the era, an era that would forever alter popular culture in all its forms. How this legendary downtown artist went from a bucolic childhood in the idyllic Kentucky foothills to igniting a movement that would take over New York and London's restless youth culture--cementing CBGB as the ground zero of punk and spawning the careers of not only Hell himself, but a cohort of friends such as Tom Verlaine, Patti Smith, the Ramones, and Debby Harry--is a mesmerizing chronicle of self-invention, and of Hell's yearning for redemption through poetry, music, and art. An acutely rendered, unforgettable coming-of-age story, I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp evokes with feeling, lyricism, and piercing intelligence both the world that shaped him and the world he shaped.--Time Out New York (4 Stars)Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Richard HellPublisher: Ecco PressPublished: 02/18/2014ISBN: 9780062190840Pages: 292Weight: 0.50lbsSize: 7.90h x 5.20w x 0.90d

From an early age, Richard Hell dreamed of running away. He arrived penniless in New York City at seventeen; ten years later he was a pivotal voice of the age of punk, cofounding such seminal bands as Television, The Heartbreakers, and Richard Hell and the Voidoids--whose song Blank Generation remains the defining anthem of the era, an era that would forever alter popular culture in all its forms. How this legendary downtown artist went from a bucolic childhood in the idyllic Kentucky foothills to igniting a movement that would take over New York and London's restless youth culture--cementing CBGB as the ground zero of punk and spawning the careers of not only Hell himself, but a cohort of friends such as Tom Verlaine, Patti Smith, the Ramones, and Debby Harry--is a mesmerizing chronicle of self-invention, and of Hell's yearning for redemption through poetry, music, and art. An acutely rendered, unforgettable coming-of-age story, I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp evokes with feeling, lyricism, and piercing intelligence both the world that shaped him and the world he shaped.

--Time Out New York (4 Stars)

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Richard Hell
Publisher: Ecco Press
Published: 02/18/2014
ISBN: 9780062190840
Pages: 292
Weight: 0.50lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.20w x 0.90d

From an early age, Richard Hell dreamed of running away. He arrived penniless in New York City at seventeen; ten years later he was a pivotal voice of the age of punk, cofounding such seminal bands as Television, The Heartbreakers, and Richard Hell and the Voidoids--whose song Blank Generation remains the defining anthem of the era, an era that would forever alter popular culture in all its forms. How this legendary downtown artist went from a bucolic childhood in the idyllic Kentucky foothills to igniting a movement that would take over New York and London's restless youth culture--cementing CBGB as the ground zero of punk and spawning the careers of not only Hell himself, but a cohort of friends such as Tom Verlaine, Patti Smith, the Ramones, and Debby Harry--is a mesmerizing chronicle of self-invention, and of Hell's yearning for redemption through poetry, music, and art. An acutely rendered, unforgettable coming-of-age story, I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp evokes with feeling, lyricism, and piercing intelligence both the world that shaped him and the world he shaped.

--Time Out New York (4 Stars)

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Richard Hell
Publisher: Ecco Press
Published: 02/18/2014
ISBN: 9780062190840
Pages: 292
Weight: 0.50lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.20w x 0.90d