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March 17, 2013

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It isn't that 'Richard Hell wrote one of the best songs built around one of the least useful, or at least most misunderstood, phrases of 1970s punk rock in 'Blank Generation'"--he conceived of the Blank Generation, identified it and defined it. The concept, the phrase, "Blank Generation" didn't exist before he wrote the song by that name.

Also, in my opinion he didn't, as an artist, live "in the shadow" of any of those people you name--he was fully their equal, if not as well known in some quarters.

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