Blight at the End of the Funnel
August 1, 2006
A collection of Edward Colver’s captivating photographic works. For over 30 years, Colver has been one of the main documentarians of the Southern California punk rock scene.
He was visible at every punk show within a seventy-mile radius from downtown L.A. to Riverside County. He was trusted, so his photographs were a part of what was going on rather than being the images of an outsider merely observing.
The key thing that makes this not just a great book, not just a “punk” book, but a great book, is all the photos seem to tell a story. Even shows I was at seem that much better through Mr. Colver’s lens. He saw things that we didn’t.
His photos of people I never really thought twice about, Colver has a way of making them interesting.
I currently have my copy on the table in the living room. Friends and family thumb through it with great interest whether or not the they were into that punk thing.
If you don’t have it, go buy it.
Rating: *** three out of three stars
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