Rare photos of hardcore punk legends see the light of day

Rare photos of hardcore punk legends see the light of day

Edward Colver exhibition at Lethal Amounts in LA — Minor Threat, The Germs, Dead Kennedys, Black Flag and more.

Do you know you’re witnessing history when you’re in the moment? Or is it always the passage of time that dictates significance?

There is something about photographers – a strange breed of extra-sensitive storytellers – that allows them to see important turning points as they’re happening and shoot them for the history books. Edward Colver, a Southern Californian photographer who grew up inspired by Dadaism and Surrealism, is one such psychic.

A fly on the wall at nearly every monumental LA punk and hardcore show during the late ’70s and early ’80s, Colver has a rare body of work that captures many of that era’s most influential figures and a new exhibition of his work is now being exhibited at LA store Lethal Amounts, September 20 – November 22.

According to Lethal Amounts, Colver will be unveiling never-seen-before images of bands like The Germs, Black Flag, Dead Kennedys, The Cramps, Circle Jerks, Youth Brigade, The Mentors, Lydia Lunch, Fear, Nick Cave, Siousxie and the Banshees, Motorhead, Devo, Minor Threat, TSOL, Adolescents, Suicidal Tendencies, Wasted Youth, The Damned, Tony Alva, Bones Brigade Skate Team and more.