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Spurts: The Richard Hell Story (2013 Remaster)
Richard Hell's punk credentials are tough to top - he was a founding member of Television, The Heartbreakers (with ex-New York Dolls axeman Johnny Thunders) and The Voidoids (who made their live debut at Manhattan's legendary CBGB club on this day in 1976). With a recording career that's been as sporadic as it's been influential, SPURTS: THE RICHARD HELL STORY is the ideal way to sample the man's music. The 21 tracks on the Rhino collection include cuts from all three above-mentioned bands, as well as pre-Television group The Neon Boys and 1990s supergroup Dim Stars (featuring half of Sonic Youth), and no self-respecting alternative rock fan should be without such seminal sides as “Blank Generation,” “Chinese Rocks” and “Love Comes In Spurts.” The Rhino collection was remastered in 2013, and Hell's creative fire never burned more brightly than on SPURTS.