An evening with Richard Hell
Monday, March 25, 2013, 7:00 P.M., City Light Bookstore, San Francisco
Richard Hell reads from his new autobiography
I Dreamed I Was A Very Clean Tramp
Richard Hell is a poet, musician, fiction writer, actor, and cultural mover and shaker of the first wave of punk music. He was in several important bands of the late seventies that included the Neon Boys, Television, The Heartbreakers, and the iconic punk group Richard Hell & The Voidoids. He is the author of Godlike, published by Akashic Books. Richard Hell has appeared in numerous films. He has exterted a significant inlfuence upon punk and avante garde fashion of the 70's and 80's. I Dreamed I Was A Very Clean Tramp follows the exploits of the this cultural trailblazer.
What has been said about I Dreamed I was A Very Clean Tramp:
"[Hell] almost single handedly creating 'punk' as we know it.... Few people have been as important--yet as underappreciated as Richard Hell. Poet, musician, fashion icon and terrific, terrific writer. Chances are, you have been deeply influenced by Richard Hell your whole life. You just didn't know it."
"Richard Hell designed and executed a sustained performance of rock stardom... a bravura spectacle that was half modern art and half picking up chicks. Radically self-aware, he tells the story by thrusting the reader face-first into the good and the bad, wielding prose keen as a diamond knife."