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By: James Stark
Last Gasp Books
Review By Ginger Coyote
This is a photographic look at the band Crime and Punk as seen through the camera lens of James Stark... The book is dedicated to Frankie Fix, Brittley Black and original drummer for Crime Ricky Williams... The book has exquisite Black and White photo's from Crime's early days when the band consisted of Frankie Fix, Chris Kat, Ripper (Ron Greco) and Johnny Strike... The text in the book is pretty spot on as James was very close with the band from their inception.. ... There are many Punk Icons along with Crime in the book there is Dede Troit, Debbie Harry, The Damned, Jennifer Miro and other various members of The Nuns, Ginger Coyote, Dirk Dirksen, ,Don Vinyl, Chip Kinman, Howie Klein,Jimmy Wilsey and many more... The best is the location shots especially at The Mabuhay Gardens... This book is a must get for the people who lived it and also for those who want to learn about early San Francisco punk...