Pure Hell was a classic punk band, established in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1974, during the flashpoint of the punk culture in New York City, London and Los Angeles. Pure Hell was the first all-Black punk/afropunk band.
Amid the pioneers of the post garage, acid rock, glam-theatre era of the late 60's/early 70's, Pure Hell are considered one of the first of their kind, comparable to the New York Dolls, Sex Pistols, Dead Boys, The Germs and MC5. Commercially, the band had little success, and only released one single ("These Boots are Made for Walking" b/w "No Rules") and one album (Noise Addiction), which went unreleased for 28 years.
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