Spray Paint the Walls

Spray Paint the Walls

The Story of Black Flag

Book - 2011
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Black Flag were the pioneers of American Hardcore, and this is their blood-spattered story. Formed in Hermosa Beach, California, in 1978, they made and played brilliant, ugly, no-holds-barred music for eight brutal years on a self-appointed touring circuit of America's clubs, squats, and community halls. They fought with everybody--the police, the record industry, and even their own fans--and they toured overseas on pennies a day in beat-up trucks and vans. This history tells Black Flag's story from the inside, drawing on exclusive interviews with the group's members, their contemporaries, and the bands they inspired. It depicts the rise of Henry Rollins, the iconic front man, and Greg Ginn, who turned his electronics company into one of the world's most influential independent record labels while leading Black Flag from punk's three-chord frenzy into heavy metal and free jazz.

Publisher: Oakland, CA : PM Press, c2011.
ISBN: 9781604864182
Branch Call Number: 782.42166/CHICK
Characteristics: xii, 403 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.


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Sep 30, 2014

This is an excellent book for any reader interested in the progression of modern punk rock music.

Black Flag represent the real roots of the hardcore punk-rock scene and this story is an essential history of their world.


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