Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Destiny Street Remixed Vinyl LP
Richard Hell & The Voidoids Destiny Street Remixed Vinyl LP
It's a rare artist who can look at their work without imagining what they could change if they had the chance, and musicians are hardly exempt for this. Acts from Ryan Adams to Frank Zappa have chosen to revise albums from their back catalog after a distance of several years, for a wide variety of reasons but nearly always with a similar result -- almost invariably, fan prefer the original versions of the recordings over the "improved" editions that emerge later on.
Richard Hell presumably thought he could beat the odds of this game when, after a long legal battle, he won back the rights to his 1982 album DESTINY STREET, the second and last LP he cut with his band the Voidoids. Hell has made no secret of the fact he was unhappy with the way the album turned out -- it was produced during a period of physical and psychological crisis compounded by serious drug addiction -- but since the original multitrack session tapes and stereo mixdown reels for the album had long been lost, there wasn't much he could do about it.
When a tape unexpectedly emerged of a two-track mixdown of the original rhythm tracks for DESTINY STREET without vocals or guitar leads, Hell took the unusual step of overdubbing fresh vocals and solos onto these basic tracks, and he's named the finished product DESTINY STREET REPAIRED.
Richard Hell & The Voidoids Destiny Street Remixed Track Listing:
1. The Kid with the Replaceable Head
2. I Gotta Move
3. Going Going Gone
4. Lowest Common Dominator
5. Downtown at Dawn
7. I Can Only Give You Everything
8. Ignor That Door
9. Staring in Her Eyes
10. Destiny Street
11. Don't Die [Bonus Track]
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