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 ny 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 iteration" is still the defining anthem of the period, an period that will ceaselessly regulate pop culture in all its types. How this mythical downtown artist went from a bucolic formative years within the idyllic Kentucky foothills to igniting a circulation that may take over long island and London's stressed formative years culture—cementing CBGB because the floor 0 of punk and spawning the careers of not just Hell himself, yet a cohort of acquaintances resembling Tom Verlaine, Patti Smith, the Ramones, and Debby Harry—is a enchanting chronicle of self-invention, and of Hell's craving for redemption via poetry, track, and paintings. An acutely rendered, unforgettable coming-of-age tale, I Dreamed i used to be a really fresh Tramp inspires with feeling, lyricism, and piercing intelligence either the area that formed him and the area he shaped.

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