Richard Hell - R.I.P.

Richard Hell - R.I.P. Tape

Original Release Date

1984

Release Information

US Tape 1984 (ROIR - A-134)
France LP 1990 (Danceteria - DANLP040)

A1 The Heartbreakers - Love Comes In Spurts 2:35
A2 The Heartbreakers - Can't Keep My Eyes On You 3:16
A3 The Heartbreakers - Hurt Me 3:49
A4 The Voidoids - I'm Your Man 2:51
A5 The Voidoids - Betrayal Takes Two 5:13
A6 The Voidoids - Crack Of Dawn 2:09
B1 The Voidoids - Ignore That Door 3:10
B2 The Voidoids - I Live My Life 2:12
B3 The Voidoids - Going Going Gone 2:33
B4 The Voidoids - I Can Only Give You Everything 3:14
B5 Richard Hell - I Been Sleepin' On It 2:59
B6 Richard Hell - Cruel Way To Go Down 4:21
B7 Richard Hell - The Hunter Was Drowned 3:26
B8 Richard Hell - Hey Sweetheart 0:30

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France CD 1990 (Danceteria - DANCD040)

1 The Heartbreakers - Love Comes In Spurts 2:35
2 The Heartbreakers - Can't Keep My Eyes On You 3:16
3 The Heartbreakers - Hurt Me 3:49
4 The Voidoids - I'm Your Man 2:51
5 The Voidoids - Betrayal Takes Two 5:13
6 The Voidoids - Crack Of Dawn 2:09
7 The Voidoids - Ignore That Door 3:10
8 The Voidoids - I Live My Life 2:12
9 The Voidoids - Going Going Gone 2:33
10 The Voidoids - I Can Only Give You Everything 3:14
11 Richard Hell - I Been Sleepin' On It 2:59
12 Richard Hell - Cruel Way To Go Down 4:21
13 Richard Hell - The Hunter Was Drowned 3:26
14 Richard Hell - Hey Sweetheart 0:30

Chart Placings

None

Credits

Tape/CD:

1-3: Heartbreakers '75:
Richard Hell - bass, lead vocals
Johnny Thunders - lead guitar, vocals
Jerry Nolan - drums
Walter Lure - guitar

4-5: Voidoids '77:
Richard Hell - bass, vocals
Robert Quine - guitar, lead guitar on 'Betrayal Takes Two'
Ivan Julian - guitar, lead guitar on 'I'm Your Man'
Marc Bell - drums

6-9: Voidoids '79:
Richard Hell - vocals
Robert Quine - lead guitar
Ivan Julian - guitar, lead guitar on 'Crack Of Dawn' and 'Going Going Gone'
John Xavier - bass
James Morrison - drums

10: 6-9: Voidoids '83:
Richard Hell - bass, vocals
Mike Plumgarden - guitar
Jeff Freeman - guitar
Chuck Wood - drums

11-14: Hell in New Orleans '84:
Richard Hell - bass, vocals
Nick Sanzenbach - sax, piano
Pete LeBon - guitar, lead guitar on 'The Hunter Was Drowned'
Gerald McCollam - guitar
Robert Quine - lead noise on 'I Been Sleepin' On It' and 'Hey Sweetheart'
Ziggy Modeliste - drums

Reviews & Opinions

PUNKY GIBBON: ROIR’s tape-only R.I.P. features liner notes from Hell himself (under his real name Lester Meyers), suggesting he is to bow out of making music for good. Drawing on demos and unreleased studio recordings from his time with The Heartbreakers (‘Hurt Me’, ‘Love Comes In Spurts’, ‘Can’t Keep My Eyes On You,’ all from 1975) and several incarnations of the Voidoids (1977, 1979 and 1983), the sound is often ropy and the saxophone on the last four songs gets a bit much, but what’s here warrants a listen, especially as eight of the 14 tracks were never recorded properly by Hell. The three Heartbreakers-with-Hell songs are especially biting, despite the wobbly tape recorder sound quality, making one conclude that Thunders was indeed a complete dunderhead for evicting Hell. These three offer irrefutable proof that the Sex Pistols were not the first band to come up with a true punk sound (in the studio, at least).

STEVE SPINALI, MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL #20, DECEMBER 1984: This fascinating document covers the career of RICHARD HELL from his early work with the HEARTBREAKERS in 1975 through various incarnations of the VOIDOIDS. Mostly studio material with a smattering of live recordings, there's some first rate stuff here, much of it previously unreleased. Fans of RICHARD HELL and seminal U.S. punk would be well-advised to get this one.

Additional Notes

Also issued on CD in the US by ROIR in 1990 (88561-5019-2). Reissued in 2002 as part of Time.

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Richard Hell - R.I.P. - US Tape 1984 (ROIR - A-134)

US Tape 1984 (ROIR - A-134)

Richard Hell - R.I.P. - France LP 1990 (Danceteria - DANLP040)Richard Hell - R.I.P. - France LP 1990 (Danceteria - DANLP040)

France LP 1990 (Danceteria - DANLP040). Click here for more

Richard Hell - R.I.P. - France CD 1990 (Danceteria - DANCD040)Richard Hell - R.I.P. - France CD 1990 (Danceteria - DANCD040)

France CD 1990 (Danceteria - DANCD040). Click here for more

 

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