Spray Paint the Walls: The Story of Black Flag

By: Chick, Stevie

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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, for eight brutal years they made and played brilliant, ugly, no-holds-barred music 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. They toured overseas on pennies a day and did it in beat-up trucks and vans.Spray Paint The Walls 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?s the story of Henry Rollins, and his journey from fan to iconic frontman. And it?s the story of 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. Featuring over 30 photos of the band from Glen E. Friedman, Edward Colver, and others.


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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.

Title: Spray Paint the Walls: The Story of Black Flag

Author Name: Chick, Stevie

Categories: Hardcore,

Publisher: PM Press: 2011-08-01

ISBN Number: 1604864184

ISBN Number 13: 9781604864182

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: SKU1003583