Innovator of Punk music and fashion Richard Hell will speak and sign his autobiography, 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.” (Anthony Bourdain )
“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.” (Luc Sante, award winning author of Low Life )
“An exquisite snapshot of early punk possibility--that so beautifully captures the exuberance of starting a band!” (Legs McNeil
“Charming and impossible, Hell is the first (and best!) name in punk rock. His insights are informed by the romance of running away to the mystery heard in the rowdy grooves of a dirty LP or in the pages of a thumbed book of verse.” (Thurston Moore )
“Tramp gave me the same feeling I had as a kid when I read.... I cozied up and fell in love with a world that wasn’t mine. There are very few books that make me want to start writing my own; this is one of them.” (Kathleen Hanna )
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