Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Art of the Cover - Dim Stars' "Dim Stars" (1992)

Dim Stars were a short-lived Punk/ Post Punk/ Art Punk superstar collaborative project from the early 90s .

The stellar cast featured downtown NYC legends Richard Hell and Robert Quine of the Voidoids; Thurston Moore and Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth; plus Don Flemming of Half Japanese and Gumball.

Dim Stars released three singles and this fine full-length, eponymous LP.

The album was released on Paperhouse Records {paplp 014 (UK)}.
Dim Stars not only marked Hell’s first album of new material after an 8 year retirement from music, but was also the last collection of new music he has released in decades (aside from 2009' Destiny Street Repaired,  - a re-recording of Richard Hell and the Voidoids second and final studio LP Destiny Street from 1982).

Yap, Richard returned from Hell to write some of his finest lyrics, while being supported by the ultimate rock band. Great chemistry and intelligence are all-over this thing. A must have!


Side 1 -

She Wants to Die
All My Witches Come True
Memo to Marty
Natchez Burning (by Chester Burnett)
Stop Breakin' Down

Side 2 -

Baby Huey (Do You Wanna Dance)
The Night is Coming On
Downtown at Dawn
Try This
Stray Cat Generation
Rip Off (by Marc Bolan) [saxophone by Jad Fair]

{Written by Dim Stars aside from where indicated}

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