"I don’ feel threatened by anything rock’n’roll bands do, I’m very much an outsider, shy and lonely, but the essence of being a rock’n’roller is that you can create your own world there in spite of what everybody else thinks. And then, hopefully, it creates a world that other people are just as relieved and pleased to become a part of ."
- Richard Hell
(source: interview w/ Lester Bangs)
"I wasn’t really suited for being a professional rock & roll musician. I mean, I believed I was intrinsically a rock star, ha ha ha. I thought I’d been a rock star all my life, ha ha ha. When I first started, I got kind of a thrill out of it. I had exactly what I wanted. There were mornings when I felt like the king of the world. I’d imagined myself into my life. But that wore off pretty quickly. My aims for the music and stuff were pretty unconventional, so it made it hard. Also, I don’t like being on the road and I don’t understand what goes on between a performer and his audience, at least when I’m the performer in question."
- Richard Hell
source: Please Kill Me
Loureedia is a genus of velvet spiders that live underground, and named for the leader of the 60′s Velvet Underground.
Mr. Reed’s namesake spiders do have a suitably rock-n-roll lifestyle; They decorate the roof of their underground burrow with their prey remnants, and juveniles feed on their mother’s corpse before dispersing.
Loureedia spiders are found in Israel, which is an homage to the rocker’s Jewish roots. Velvet spiders get their name from their lovely fuzzy coloration; Most velvet spiders are cryptic sit-and-wait predators in deserts. They typically live in silken tubes underground or under objects.
They’re taking her children away
Because they said she was not a good mother
Because she was making it with sisters and brothers
And everyone else, all of the others
Like cheap officers who would stand there and flirt in front of me
I’m just a tired man, no words to say
But since she lost her daughter
It’s her eyes that fill with water
And I am much happier this way
This is the place where we used to live
I paid for it with love and blood
And these are the boxes that she kept on the shelf
Filled with her poetry and stuff
This is the place where she lay her head
when she went to bed at night
And this is the place our children were conceived
candles lit the room brightly at night
And this is the room where she took the razor
and cut her wrists that odd and fateful night
Staring at my picture book
she looks like Mary, Queen of Scots
She seemed very regal to me
just goes to show how wrong you can be
I’m gonna stop wastin’ my time
Somebody else would have broken both of her arms
Los Beatles en Argentina!!
Shortly after the disintegration of the New York Dolls in 1975, guitarist Johnny Thunders and drummer Jerry Nolan formed the Heartbreakers. The original lineup consisted of the duo plus former Television bassist Richard Hell. Hell would soon after resurface as the leader of Richard Hell & the Voidoids.
"I never liked going to concerts. I don’t understand what audiences are at concerts for. I really don’t. I’m not into that communal thing that I hear people describe. I’ve felt it at a Knicks game; I liked that cheering and getting all excited during the fourth quarter, but I don’t have it at rock & roll gigs. I don’t like being there with all those people, when they were looking at me when I was onstage - I was very suspicious of that. I was pretty scornful of the whole apparatus. It was just so clear how hollow it all fucking was."
- Richard Hell
(source: Please Kill Me)
I Was a Teenage Werewolf was the first of four “teenage monster” movies produced by AIP during 1957 and 1958. All four films highlighting a theme of innocent teenagers being preyed upon, transformed, and used by corrupt adults for selfish interests.
I Was a Teenage Frankenstein and Blood of Dracula were both released in November 1957 and feature a teenage boy transformed into a Frankenstein monster and a teenage girl transformed into a werewolf like vampire. How to Make a Monster, released in 1958, features two young actors being hypnotized to kill while in make-up as the monster characters “Teenage Werewolf” and “Teenage Frankenstein” of the 1957 films.
haunted honeymoon tour.
Smegma the Magazine was published in New York City betwen 1978 and 1981). It is archived at the Museum of Modern Art in the permanent library collection.
As the punk music scene exploded, this New York City publication burst onto the local art world seeming to express the same creative, anarchic, playful energy in print. While it certainly would be listed among the very first montage-style punkzines, it’s creativity, innovation and scope went far beyond the others – with artwork contributions including original drawings by Tuli Kupferberg (of the Fugs), an exclusive interview with Lance Loud (star of the first reality tv show “An American Family”) poetry, and works by many known and unknown artists – including many Correspondence/Mail artists such as Buster Cleveland, John Evans, E.F.Higgins III, and many others.
The third issue included a 2-sided flexidisc recording, an audio montage called “Hot Dog, You Bet!“, which was voted as a favorite in November 1980 by music critic Lester Bangs in the Village Voice Pazz & Jop poll.
The first issue was printed in a limited edition of only 500 (now very rare), the others in editions of 1000.