Blue Arrow Records to Host Release Party for 'Dead Boys 1977: The Lost Photographs of Dave Treat'


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The Dead Boys emerged from Cleveland in the late 1970s and would go on to achieve national (and even international) acclaim before quickly imploding.

Photographer Dave Treat captured the band during that time period. Dead Boys 1977: The Lost Photographs of Dave Treat, a new book edited and designed by locally based writer and graphic designer Ron Kretsch, chronicles the group's early days.

To celebrate the book’s release, Kretsch along with the Grog Shop’s John Neely will play old Cleveland punk tunes at a release party that takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29, at Blue Arrow. Treat will be on hand as well, and there will be raffles for VIP book/shirt/poster packages.

The photos show members of the band cavorting in the "rust belt ruins" of mid-1970s Cleveland. Many of them have never been seen by the public.

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