Sevens :: Richard Hell: Blank Generation

(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 I read over and over focused mostly on the 70s New York scene, but it also included all the proto (Stooges, Velvets, Modern Lovers . . .

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