D.I.Y.: Blank Generation: The New York Scene (1975-78)

D.I.Y.: Blank Generation: The New York Scene (1975-78)


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D.I.Y.: Blank Generation: The New York Scene (1975-78)

From the outset, New York punk rock had more subgenres and styles than its British counterparts. Even the Ramones, who were seemingly the most straightforward band on the scene, had a distinctly arty conceit behind their fusion of garage-rock, bubblegum, and pop-culture kitsch. Most of their contemporaries had similar attitudes, whether it was Blondie with their sexy, ironic revision of '60s pop, Television's cerebral guitar rock, Richard Hell's jaggedly atonal rock, Patti Smith's punk poetry, or Suicide's eerie synthesizers. All of those bands are collected on the superb overview D.I.Y.: Blank Generation: The New York Scene (1975-78), along with such cult favorites as the Dictators ("[I Live for] Cars and Girls"), Mink DeVille ("Let Me Dream If I Want To"), Wayne County, the Dead Boys, the Heartbreakers, and the Mumps. While Talking Heads are missing from the collection, Blank Generation nevertheless is an accurate and nearly flawless portrait of the heyday of New York punk.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/19/1993
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227117528
catalogNumber: 71175

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Blondie   Track Performer
Mink DeVille   Track Performer
Dictators   Track Performer
Richard Hell   Track Performer
Ramones   Track Performer
Suicide   Track Performer
Television   Track Performer
Dead Boys   Track Performer
Tuff Darts   Track Performer
Jayne County   Track Performer
Patti Smith   Track Performer
Mumps   Track Performer
Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers   Track Performer
Richard Hell & the Voidoids   Track Performer
Patti Smith Group   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Gary Stewart   Producer
Richard Hell   Composer
Jerry Nolan   Composer
Joey Ramone   Composer
Dee Dee Ramone   Composer
Johnny Ramone   Composer
Tommy Ramone   Composer
Johnny Thunders   Composer
Jeff Salen   Composer

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