Archive for the 'Richard Hell' Category

Friday, July 26th, 2013

By the end of 1976, Richard Hell had co-founded two of the most important bands of New York’s fertile underground music scene — Television and The Heartbreakers. He’d also been kicked out of both of them (or he left of his own accord, depending on who you’re talking too). In other words, his place as […]

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Autobiographies, like most non-fiction, are tricky. Their subject matter require inherent interest — maybe even passion — marginalizing most audiences. The best autobiographies circumvent that demand by having a lot in common with good fiction writing: an engaging and original voice and insight that transcends the surface narrative and turns the specific into the universal. A […]

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

(Sevens, a new feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) My first exposure to a lot of things punk was the late music critic Robert Palmer’s Rock and Roll: An Unruly History, which was written as a companion to the PBS documentary series of the same name. The chapter […]