We have quite a treat this morning — at least for me! There is some actual live video of Richard Hell and the Voidoids from the late 1970s. They were an amazing, crazy band. Richard Hell started the band after Television threw them out of that band. And in their way, the band was as good as any in the New York punk scene. What I like about them is that they always seem like they are about to come apart, but they are solid.
This video is of “Love Comes In Spurts” — probably the best rock song title of all time. It includes a typically great guitar solo by Robert Quine. He looks distinctly out of place. But it is remarkable to think that he was already pushing forty at that time. Also on guitar is the under-rated Ivan Julian. There is also a nice clip of the band doing Blank Generation.