I've got the 1991 version of this album, which I bought new the other week at a price which isn't as huge as some sellers are asking for (the re-mastered version of 1997, I believe, is selling for over $80. I paid around half that). The sound quality was excellent, although I don't know how it compares to the remaster. The album runs to 35:43 minutes length. Some influences I spotted on it were from acts like The Kinks (and British Invasion era) and Bob Dylan. Maybe songs like "Ignore that door", "Destiny Street" and, to a lesser extent, "Lowest common dominator" have some sort of commercial appeal...niche ones. *N.B. I've just noticed that Wikipedia mentions a new version of this album "Destiny Street Repaired" where Richard Hell has redone some musical elements of the album - including vocals. Unsure of how this re-do is regarded. Might be worth checking out though.
The best songs...on second listen ">[.]":
Going going gone - a slower song. Dual guitars...electric lead guitar and a steel string acoustic guitar, I believe. Bass. Has a sort of country/blues vibe to it, with a touch of Nick Cave. This is the song that brings Bob Dylan to mind. Not bad.
Time - mid-tempo, melodic vocals but still incorporating Hell's mildly punk vocal style. Has an American twang to this. Vocal sounds are fruity at times (not for the first time on this album). Dual guitars, which are pretty at times. Both play the same solo (!?). Poetic lyrics. Bass.
Ignore that door - thought that this might have been a cover, but Wikipedia attributes it to the band. Has a heavy metal style guitar riff at the start, punk vocals and eerie backing vocals, which are catchy at times. Thumping drums.
The kid with the replaceable head - quirkily poppy song with maybe a sort of Blondie/Pixies type sound to it (the latter band formed after this album came out though). Whimsical lyrics with pounding drums at times. Has a sort of keyboard sound to it at times, though maybe it's the lead guitar.
You gotta move - found out after I wrote the following notes that this song was by The Kinks...early British Invasion type sound and garage rock. Call and response vocals and lead guitar. Lyrics are of the 1950s rock'n'roll style.
Lowest common dominator - a rock song. Familiar chorus melody...catchy in any case.
Downtown at dawn - runs 5:59 minutes long. Has a mid-tempo groove to it with a phat bass guitar sound. Not sure if there is a similar sounding song to this on their debut album. Lead guitar features in this song too.
I can only give you everything - instantly recognisable riff...if you've heard the first "Nuggets" box-set, which compiles American music at the time of The British Invasion (which was very influenced by this sound). From memory, the original had a more grating riff to it. This version however has a thumping beat. Interesting outro too...jazzy bass and drum sound. Vocals are a bit emo too...Richard sounds upset about something or other here!
Staring in her eyes - mid-tempo, bluesy lead guitar at times. . Phat bass guitar. Slow and quirky vocals (again). Nice expansive guitar strumming at times.
Destiny Street - steady funk groove. Lyrics involve an interesting philosophical premise...with an eyebrow raising twist! Phat bass guitar.
Richard Hell and The Voidoids - Blank generation. 4/5. Similarly strong album. Their debut.
Radio Birdman - Radios appear. 1970s Australian punk band influenced by The Stooges. Dual guitars, jazzy at times. 4.5/5
The Birthday Party - Door, door. Australian post-punk band featuring Nick Cave. 4/5
Pixies - Surfer Rosa (now comes with EP "Come on pilgrim). around 4/5
Pixies - Doolittle. 4/5
The Stooges - Fun house. 3.5/5. Jammy/jazzy album towards the end. Rock before that.
Television - Marquee Moon. 3.5/5. Not a favourite of mine, but dual guitar band which Hell used to be a member of. Described as punk, but I don't consider that a good description.