Three from Dick Hell

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Another World
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25%
Who Says?
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25%
Time
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Three from Dick Hell

Postby gash on ignore » 29 Nov 2017, 21:59







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Re: Three from Dick Hell

Postby toomanyhatz » 29 Nov 2017, 22:15

He's generally not that interesting a songwriter. "Another World" goes on way too long, and "Who Says" is not very interesting. "Time" is at least mildly interesting. No wonder Verlaine kicked him out.
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Re: Three from Dick Hell

Postby Snarfyguy » 29 Nov 2017, 22:16

That clip of Another World sounds like shit. There's no bass coming out of that stereo.



I love Quine's playing on this.
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Re: Three from Dick Hell

Postby The Beatles » 29 Nov 2017, 22:18

Not arsed about any of those.

My fave Hell number is this:

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Re: Three from Dick Hell

Postby sloopjohnc » 29 Nov 2017, 22:26

I really like the whole Destiny Street album. Another one from my collection I sold.

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Re: Three from Dick Hell

Postby toomanyhatz » 29 Nov 2017, 22:41

Actually, I'm being a bit flip. He can be dull, but when he manages to find the right balance between romanticism and guitar squonk,
he can be quite impressive and unique. I do like this, for example:

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Re: Three from Dick Hell

Postby sloopjohnc » 29 Nov 2017, 23:43

I love the whole Love Comes in Spurts comp.

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Re: Three from Dick Hell

Postby Diamond Dog » 30 Nov 2017, 10:44

Sometimes there is a reason that people have a 'best known song'.



It's because it's their best.
In other words an extended look into *******’s head, and it seems to have some pretty good things in it (who among us is totally free of mental garbage?) It’s nice to see that he is confident enough so he can play some blues again,I’d like to hear more.

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Re: Three from Dick Hell

Postby The Beatles » 30 Nov 2017, 10:50

I think I'd take 'Love Comes in Spurts' over that one.
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Re: Three from Dick Hell

Postby Goat Boy » 30 Nov 2017, 10:53

Nothing I've heard beats Blank Generation or Love Comes In Spurts.

Those two are both great
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Re: Three from Dick Hell

Postby The Modernist » 30 Nov 2017, 11:33

Goat Boy wrote:Nothing I've heard beats Blank Generation or Love Comes In Spurts.

Those two are both great


They're very good, but if you compare them to other punk era classics, they're not quite top tier.
In general I think most of Richard Hell's creativity went into his look and just being Richard Hell, rather than his music as such. And that's fine in a way, scenes need charismatic characters like that, but I'm in no great rush to reapappraise his music x number of years down the line.

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Re: Three from Dick Hell

Postby gash on ignore » 02 Dec 2017, 11:52

It takes a big man to cry, but it takes a bigger man to laugh at that man.

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