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I stood among the fortunate ones who made their way up the metal staircase at Self-Help Graphics on Thursday nights and fell into the Vex for the music.
The Undertakers, from East Los Angeles, first started practicing during mid-1977. They decided early on not to go for the "leather or New Wave look" and would instead wear black suits on stage to emulate their namesake.
Diane Gamboa's photographs and commentary provide a window into the explosive energy of the East Los Angeles music scene of the early 1980s.