Review

Readings review The Damage Report

Gerard Elson (Readings Books) on the importance of The Damage Report 

Source: readings.com.au

Source: readings.com.au

The Damage Report is at once the testament to an incredible feat of endurance; a blinding anthology of live rock photography by one of the form’s greatest Australian practitioners; and Exhibit A in the case to be made for Melbourne as the Live Music Capital of the Southern Hemisphere. Once the book’s aura of nowness gathers a little dust and the moment it so valuably captures slips conclusively into the preterite, we’ll be better placed to appreciate the extent of Damage’s achievement. For now, it’s enough to know that I hold in my hands a book that I’ll find myself reaching for years to come. — Gerard Elson, Readings [Excerpt: readings.com.au