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RE: (TV) Blank Generation CD

how about a 2 cd set a la "FULLY LOADED" with the original recordings on one
disc in same track order & extensive photos & liner notes by hell himself (i
enjoy his liners more than his "fiction" these days).???

Eric S. Gregory
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-----Original Message-----
From: Philip P. Obbard [mailto:pobbard@yahoo.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2000 12:32 PM
To: tv@obbard.com
Subject: Re: (TV) Blank Generation CD

As Steve pointed out, I asked this question on richardhell.com. Roy later
(at http://www.hell.hostaxis.com/cgi-bin/showmessage.asp?messageID=333) "The
new British re-release of the Blank cd comes out from ESP there at the end
February, but it doesn't look like it differs from the existing American
Warners' package."

Yeah, I really dislike the cover art (front and back) on the Sire CD
The alternate version of "Down at the Rock 'n' Roll Club" is terrific, but
was the original (and the depth of the rearrangement between the two
builds my respect for the Voidoids - esp. Hell and Quine - as a musical
and replacing the original track is basically revisionism, which drives
anal-retentive history majors like me crazy. I first heard BLANK GENERATION
CD 6+ years ago, but only heard the original "Down at the Rock 'n' Roll
two months ago!

My dream reissue of BLANK GENERATION, a la the Elvis Costello reissues:
1. The 10 original tracks from the 1977 LP
2. Ten seconds of silence
3. "You Gotta Lose" (1977 version from the Sire sampler), "I'm Your Man",
the Way" (bonus tracks on current CD)
4. Fifteen seconds of silence
5. "Down at the Rock 'n' Roll Club" (alt. version from current CD), "Love
in Spurts" (alt. version from Sire sampler), and any other significantly
different takes of stuff sitting in the vaults. I think the LP takes of both
these tracks are fantastic, but the rearrangements heard here are definitely
eye-opening, and arguably just as good.

This CD would then cover everything substantial recorded by Richard Hell &
Voidoids during the BLANK GENERATION sessions.

Hmmmm. THE BLANK GENERATION SESSIONS - maybe a job for RhinoHandmade.com?


--- MICHAEL CARLUCCI <subterraneannyc@mindspring.com> wrote:
>     This is interesting because Richard did a lame-ass thing and used an
> alternate version of "Rock & Roll Club" and left off the original one that
> we all knew and loved leaving us to hold onto our LP's, and not to mention
> he
> changed the original artwork to an inferior cover. Anyone know which
> this
> is? I could care less about the bonus tracks. I'd take the original
> on CD at this point. M T C

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