Richard Hell and the Voidoids

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Richard Hell and the Voidoids
Richard Hell and the Voidoids in 1976
Background information
Origin New York City, USA
Genres Punk rock
Years active 1976–1979, 1982–1984, 1990 (Japanese tour only), 2000 (recording only)
Labels Sire, Radar, Red Star, ROIR, Shake Records
Associated acts The Neon Boys, Television, The Heartbreakers, The Ramones, The Misfits, Lou Reed, Matthew Sweet, Sonic Youth
Members Members

Richard Hell and the Voidoids were an American rock band from the first wave of punk rock, fronted by Richard Hell, a former member of the Neon Boys, Television and the Heartbreakers. Formed in New York City, at various times the band included influential guitarist Robert Quine, Ivan Julian, Naux Maciel, Michael Allison, Jahn Xavier, former Contortions and Raybeats guitarist Jody Harris, Golden Palominos leader Anton Fier, and future Ramone Marc Bell.

The Voidoids are considered to have pioneered the punk look and studded appearance which became commonplace around the time of the Sex Pistols.[1]

Richard Hell and the Voidoids also starred in Ulli Lommel's 1980 film Blank Generation.




  • "Time" & "Don't Die" (Richard Hell & the Voidoids (Part III)) b/w "That's All I Know (Right Now)" & "Love Comes In Spurts" (The Neon Boys) (1980 Shake Records SHK 101 EP)

Singles and EP's[edit]



  1. ^ 'Punk Culture' Documentary, Mark Chapal interview feat. Malcolm MacClaren, 1995, 120 minutes, BBC.

External links[edit]

Richard Hell and the Voidoids 1979, Game of Love on Vimeo