This book presents a collection of mostly unseen punk and post-punk era photographs taken by Brian Shanley, a music and art enthusiast best known for his graphic design work for Wax Trax Records. Shanley first got the bug to shoot his favorite bands on a brief sojourn to New York in 1976 where he snapped photos of Television, the three-piece version of Talking Heads and a one-off John Cale show where he was backed by David Byrne, Mick Ronson and Allen Lanier. Pretty cool, right? Well Shanley thought so too, so upon returning to Chicago he started photographing as many local and touring bands he could get access to. The list of artists Shanley photographed reads like a who’s who of the era’s alternative acts – everyone from Iggy to Gang Of Four to Motorhead to the B-52s is represented here. While the majority of Shanley’s photos come from concerts the book also includes a handful of posed publicity-type shots, including really great stills of The Dead Boys and The Birthday Party, looking impossibly young and fresh faced back in 1981. Some of the live shots are a little blurry, or taken at imperfect angles, but that’s OK. I’ll always welcome another opportunity to gaze at the intensity of Black Flag, the strung-out gauntness of Peter Perrett, or the leather and denim uniform of The Ramones’ early years. Dodged & Burned gives you those joys and plenty more too. It’s a great chance to revisit one of the most vibrant times in rock’n’roll history in all of it’s arty, flamboyant and damaged glory.