Richard Hell and the Voidoids’ ‘Blank Generation’ to be expanded with unreleased material

Richard Hell and the Voidoids’ 1977 debut Blank Generation — a landmark chapter in the history of New York City punk — will receive an expanded 40th anniversary reissue next month, with the original record paired with a disc of previously unreleased studio takes and live tracks.

Rhino Records will release the expanded Blank Generation in 2CD and 2LP formats on Nov. 24 at participating independent music retailers as part of Record Store Day’s Black Friday. The release will be limited to 5,250 copies of the CD edition and 4,500 copies of the vinyl pressing, according to the label.

The reissue features the original album, newly remastered by Greg Calbi of Sterling Sound, on one disc, plus a second disc featuring 12 bonus tracks that includes unreleased alternate studio versions, rare “live bootleg” tracks from the band’s first show at CBGB’s in 1976, and out-of-print singles.

Hell formed the Voidoids in 1976 after stints in Television and the Heartbrakers, enlisting Robert Quine (who later played with Lou Reed, Matthew Sweet and more), Ivan Julian and Marc Bell (the future Marky Ramone). The band remains best known for its punk anthem “Blank Generation.”

Check out the full tracklist below.

 

Tracklist: Richard Hell and the Voidoids, Blank Generation: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

CD

Disc 1: Original Album Remastered
1. “Love Comes In Spurts”
2. “Liars Beware”
3. “New Pleasure”
4. “Betrayal Takes Two”
5. “Down At The Rock And Roll Club”
6. “Who Says?”
7. “Blank Generation”
8. “Walking On The Water”
9. “The Plan”
10. “Another World”

Disc 2: Bonus Album
1. “Love Comes In Spurts” – Electric Lady Studios Alternate Version
2. “Blank Generation” – Electric Lady Studios Alternate Version
3. “You Gotta Lose” – Electric Lady Studios Outtake Version
4. “Who Says?” – Plaza Sound Studios Alternate Version
5. “Love Comes In Spurts” – Live at CBGB, November 19, 1976
6. “Blank Generation” – Live at CBGB, November 19, 1976
7. “Liars Beware” – Live at CBGB, April 14, 1977
8. “New Pleasure” – Live at CBGB, April 14, 1977
9. “Walking On The Water” – Live at CBGB, April 14, 1977
10. “Another World” – Ork Records Version
11. “Oh” – Original 2001 Release
12. 1977 Sire Records Radio Commercial

 

LP

Side 1
1. “Love Comes In Spurts”
2. “Liars Beware”
3. “New Pleasure”
4. “Betrayal Takes Two”
5. “Down At The Rock And Roll Club”
6. “Who Says?”

Side 2
1. “Blank Generation”
2. “Walking On The Water”
3. “The Plan”
4. “Another World”

Side 3
1. “Love Comes In Spurts” – Electric Lady Studios Alternate Version
2. “Blank Generation” – Electric Lady Studios Alternate Version
3. “You Gotta Lose” – Electric Lady Studios Outtake Version
4. “Who Says?” – Plaza Sound Studios Alternate Version
5. “Love Comes In Spurts” – Live at CBGB, November 19, 1976
6. “Blank Generation” – Live at CBGB, November 19, 1976

Side 4
1. “Liars Beware” – Live at CBGB, April 14, 1977
2. “New Pleasure” – Live at CBGB, April 14, 1977
3. “Walking On The Water” – Live at CBGB, April 14, 1977
4. “Another World” – Ork Records Version
5. “Oh” – Original 2001 Release
6. 1977 Sire Records Radio Commercial

 

 

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