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Re: (TV) 2 cents on Rap/dissing Richard.
That's fine. But to put him in the company of Eric Dolphy or Billie Holiday is
preposterous. The guy has not mastered his instrument and has never impressed
me as anything but a poseur. I hung around the lower East side scene and my
impressions all come not from second hand info. but from being there.
Now if Hell is a genius , prophet, etc. in your book or life that's fine. But
he ain't no virtuoso and it's a stinking disservice to people such as Dolphy ,
Holiday ,'Trane, etc.
If my candid comments are bothersome so be it. All I'm trying to do is gain a
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> OK,OK heard you the first/second/third/fourth/fifth time already..........
> Also re:your criticisms of Richard Hell -in my book the man has already done
> enough to warrant a place in the history books ,and more importantly
> people's hearts and minds, by being involved with THREE (count 'em) of the
> greatest NY bands of the 70's and kickstarting an entire movement...if he
> never scales those heights again musically i think he's already done more
> than enough up to this point...in any case it looks like he's concentrating
> more on his writing career from now on.
> ...and by the way what have you done recently to inspire/uplift people in
> YOUR life or what great musical legacy have you been involved with pray tell
> that you can point the finger so vehemently and may i say bitterly???????
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