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Black Flag – Family Man (1984) Vinyl Album LP

Band: Black Flag

Album: Family Man

Release Date:

Music Genre: Punk Rock Non-Music Hardcore Spoken Word

Label: Freeway Records

Release Country: United States

Record Type: 11 Tracks Vinyl Album LP

Black Flag was one of America's first hardcore punk bands. They emerged from Southern California to gain international prominence, touring enough to become a major attraction in virtually every city where a scene existed and undoubtedly inspiring others to get in the game. Via the band's SST label, Black Flag played an essential role in the development and popularization of American punk. Through countless revolving-door personnel changes — which spawned numerous spin-off bands along the way — Black Flag persevered until 1986, finally dissolving after locating and exploring the zone where punk and heavy metal intersect and overlap.

Guitarist and songwriter Greg Ginn founded Black Flag in 1976 along with vocalist Keith Morris. They were intially called Panic, adopting the Black Flag moniker a few years later. Ginn remained the only constant member in the band until their split in the summer of 1986. In 2003, Ginn resurrected the Black Flag for a couple shows to benefit cat rescue organizations. These shows featured contributions from some old members as well as new players and reactions were mixed. In January 2013, Ginn announced that he was relaunching the band with vocalist Ron Reyes (the second of 4 vocalists to pass through the group in its initial run) with the intention of extensive touring and recording new material. At the same time, Keith Morris and one-time bassist and SST Records co-founder Chuck Dukowski launched Flag, which also featured former member (...)


11 Tracks
A1 Family Man1:17
A2 Salt On A Slug1:30
A3 Hollywood Diary0:32
A4 Let Your Fingers Do The Walking3:30
A5 Shed Reading (Rattus Norvegicus)1:23
A6 No Deposit - No Return0:40
A7 Armageddon Man9:12
B1 Long Lost Dog Of It2:03
B2 I Won't Stick Any Of You Unless And Until I Can Stick All Of You!5:48
B3 Account For What?4:18
B4 The Pups Are Doggin' It4:13

A spoken word/instrumental album.

"Family Man" appears courtesy of KCRW 89.9 FM Deirdre O'Donoghue 'SNAP' program

"Salt On A Slug" was recorded live at Be Bop Records in Reseda, California

"Let Your Fingers Do The Walking," "No Deposit - No Return," "I Won't Stick Any Of You Unless And Until I Can Stick All Of You!" and "Account For What?" were recorded at Total Access in Redondo Beach California.

"Rattus Norvegicus" was recorded in a shed

"Armageddon Man," "Long Lost Dog Of It," and "The Pups Are Doggin' It" were recorded at "Radio Tokyo" Venice, California.

℗&© ceSSTone Music BMI 1984

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