Black Flag’s punk presence hit our ears like a baseball bat smashing a Top 40 jukebox while Henry Rollins looked on with his boot heel firmly planted on the neck of a roller skating disco queen. You have to be at school? You have a project due? That’s a new suit? Rollins and Ginn didn’t give a shit. They would take it from you with the sheer force of Rollins voice busting open your ear drum. If there was a super hero with a super voice, Rollins would beat the crap out of him and throw him in a ditch. Or at least, that was the Rollins of the ’80s. Now he’s an actor, poet, and novelist. Ginn has carried on with the Flag’s legacy releasing their first album in 27 years. It’s been so long, their hiatus in between albums is eligible for the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. The new album title pretty much sums up what everyone is thinking. Even without Rollins on board, the new album is strangely inviting. This isn’t the ’80s…and the band is practically ready to enroll for social security…but there’s no one out there brave enough to tell them they’re too old to do shit.
Here are the 11 Best Songs By Black Flag:
- Rise Above (Damaged)
- Damaged II (Damaged)
- Nervous Breakdown (Nervous Breakdown)
- Gimme Gimme Gimme (Damaged)
- Jealous Again (Jealous Again)
- Drinking and Driving (In My Head)
- The Bars (Slip It In)
- TV Party (Damaged)
- Wasted (Nervous Breakdown)
- Black Coffee (Slip It In)
- Slip It In (Slip It In)
Buy Black Flag’s new album, What The…now!!!