Destiny Street

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Destiny Street
Studio album by Richard Hell and the Voidoids
Released 1982
Genre Art punk, punk rock
Label Red Star
Producer Alan Betrock
Richard Hell and the Voidoids chronology
Blank Generation
Destiny Street

Destiny Street is the second and final studio album by American punk band Richard Hell and the Voidoids. It was released in 1982 by record label Red Star.


Richard Hell is pictured on the front cover with his friend Anne Militello (not Patty Smyth, as she is sometimes mis-identified--Hell didn't meet Smyth until 1984).


Destiny Street was released in 1982 on Red Star Records.

It was reissued in 1995 by Razor & Tie and again in 2001 by PA label Get Hip Recordings.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A−[2]

Robert Christgau gave it a favorable review, calling it "fuller and jazzier than Blank Generation without any loss of concision".[2] Mark Deming of AllMusic called it "looser and more spontaneous than Hell's debut, but it's just as smart and every bit as powerful, and it's a more-than-worthy follow-up" that "[showed Hell had] actually grown since his debut".[1]

Destiny Street Repaired[edit]

In 2008 and 2009, frontman Richard Hell re-recorded the lead guitars of the album, using guitarists Marc Ribot, Bill Frisell and Ivan Julian, and re-recorded his own lead vocals. The result was reissued as Destiny Street Repaired in 2009. This "repaired" version is available only from its online label Insound and from Hell's own website.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Richard Hell, except as indicated. 

Side A
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Kid with the Replaceable Head"     2:24
2. "You Gotta Move"   Ray Davies 2:36
3. "Going Going Gone"   Bob Dylan 2:34
4. "Lowest Common Dominator"     2:23
5. "Downtown at Dawn"     5:59
Side B
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Time"     3:33
7. "I Can Only Give You Everything"   Phil Coulter, Tommy Scott 3:57
8. "Ignore that Door"   Hell, Ivan Julian, Robert Quine 3:13
9. "Staring in Her Eyes"     4:20
10. "Destiny Street"   Hell, Fred Maher, Naux, Robert Quine 4:40


Richard Hell and the Voidoids


  1. ^ a b Deming, Mark. "Destiny Street – Richard Hell & the Voidoids | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved December 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: CG: Richard Hell". Retrieved December 25, 2014. 

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