Album of the Day
Blank Generation (40th Anniversary Edition)
Along with the Ramones, Television, Blondie and Talking Heads, Richard Hell & The Voidoids helped to define the early New York “first wave” punk scene, and the band's BLANK GENERATION is among the era's most significant records. The seminal 1977 Sire collection was received ecstatically by critics but got little mainstream recognition for decades, yet its place in music history is now secured by its image, its attitude and its blistering performances. A recent Deluxe Edition includes the remastered original album plus a second disc with previously unreleased alternate studio versions, out-of-print singles and more. Among the rarities on the BLANK GENERATION 2-CD set are versions of “Love Comes In Spurts” and the title track recorded at the group's live debut at CBGBs on this day in 1976.