I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp: An Autobiography

I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp: An Autobiography

Richard Hell


From an early age, Richard Hell dreamed of operating away. He arrived penniless in long island urban at seventeen; ten years later he used to be a pivotal voice of the age of punk, cofounding such seminal bands as tv, The Heartbreakers, and Richard Hell and the Voidoids—whose tune "Blank new release" is still the defining anthem of the period, an period that may without end adjust pop culture in all its kinds. How this mythical downtown artist went from a bucolic formative years within the idyllic Kentucky foothills to igniting a stream that may take over ny and London's stressed adolescence culture—cementing CBGB because the flooring 0 of punk and spawning the careers of not just Hell himself, yet a cohort of pals reminiscent of Tom Verlaine, Patti Smith, the Ramones, and Debby Harry—is a captivating chronicle of self-invention, and of Hell's craving for redemption via poetry, song, and artwork. An acutely rendered, unforgettable coming-of-age tale, I Dreamed i used to be a really fresh Tramp conjures up with feeling, lyricism, and piercing intelligence either the area that formed him and the realm he shaped.

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