Black Flag: DOTM

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Black Flag is a punk rock band that fored in Hermosa Beach, California in 1976 by SST founder Greg Ginn. It was originally called Panic until the name was changed in 1978. The band broke up in 1986 and then reformed once in 2003 to play 3 reunion shows and then again in 2013.

Web Links:

Official Black Flag website
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Discography:

Nervous Breakdown
Released in October 1978 by SST.
Recorded in January 1978 at Media Art Studios.
Produced by David Tarling & Black Flag.
Lineup:
Keith Morris – vocals; Greg Ginn – guitar; Chuck Dukowski – bass; Brian Migdol – drums.
Tracks: 4
Nervous Breakdown. Fix Me. I’ve Hat It. Wasted.

Jealous Again
Released in August 1980 by SST.
Recorded in November 1979 and April 1980 at Media Arts.
Produced by Spot & Black Flag.
Lineup changes:
Ron Reyes (Chavo) replaced Keith Morris on vocals and ROBO replaced Brian on drums.
Tracks: 5
Jealous Again. Revenge. White Minority. No Values. You Bet We’ve Got Something Personal Against You.

Six Pack
Released in June 1981 by SST.
Recorded in April 1981 at Media Arts.
Produced by Geza X.
Lineup changes:
Dez Cadena replaced Ron Reyes.
Tracks: 3
Six Pack. I’ve Heard It Before. American Waste.

Damaged
Released in December 1981 by SST.
Recorded in August 1981 at Unicorn Studios.
Produced by Black Flag & Spot.
Lineup changes:
Henry Rollins replaced Dez Cadena on vocals and Dez became a rhythm guitarist.
Tracks: 16
Rise Above. Spray Paint. Six Pack. What I See. TV Party. Thirsty and Miserable. Police Story. Gimme Gimme Gimme. Depression. Room 13. Damaged 2. No More. Padded Cell. Life of Pain. Damaged. Louis Louie.

TV Party
Released in July 1982 by SST.
Recorded in March 1982.
Produced by Black Flag and Ed Barton.
Lineup changes:
ROBO left the band and various drummers played on this one including Bill Stevenson and Emil.
Tracks: 3
TV Party. I’ve Got to Run. My Rules.

Everything Went Black
Compilation album released in 1983 by SST.
Recorded from January 1978 to April 1981.
Tracks: 25
Gimme Gimme Gimme. I Don’t Care. White Minority. No Values. Revenge. Depression. Clocked In. Police Story. Wasted. Gimme Gimme Gimme. Depression. Police Story. Clocked In. My Rules. Jealous Again. Police Story. Damaged 1. Louie Louie. No More. Room 13. Depression. Damaged 2. Padded Cell. Gimme Gimme Gimme. Crass Commercialism.

The First Four Years
Compilation album released in 1983 by SST.
Recorded from January 1978 to April 1981.
Tracks: 16
Another album consisting of songs recorded before Rollins took over. It comprises of the EPs Nervous Breakdown, Jealous Again, and Six Pack, as well as the “Louie Louie” single, plus some bonus tracks.

My War
Released in March 1984 by SST.
Recorded in December 1983.
Produced by Greg Ginn, Spot and Bill Stevenson.
Lineup changes:
Dale Nixon replaced Chuck Dukowski on bass and Bill Stevenson took over on drums full time.
Tracks: 9
My War. Can’t Decide. Beat My Head Against the Wall. I Love You. Forever Time. The Swinging Man. Nothing Left Inside. Three Nights. Scream.

Family Man
Released in September 1984 by SST.
Recorded in December 1983 and June 1984.
Produced by Harvey Kubernik, Henry Rollins and Spot.
Lineup changes:
Kira Roessler replaced Dale Nixon on bass.
Tracks: 11
Family Man. Salt on a Slug. Hollywood Diary. Let Your Fingers Do the Walking. Shed Reading. No Deposit-No Return. Armageddon Man. Long Lost Dog of It. I Won’t Stick Any of You Unless and Until I Can Stick All of You. Account for What? The Pups Are Doggin It.

Slip It In
Released in December 1984 by SST.
Recorded in June 1984.
Produced by Greg Ginn, Spot and Bill Stevenson.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 8
Slip It In. Black Coffee. Wound Up. Rat’s Eyes. Obliteration. The Bars. My Ghetto. You’re Not Evil.

Live ’84
Live album released in December 1984 by SST.
Recorded August 26, 1984 in San FThe Process of Weeding Out. Nervous Breakdown. Can’t Decide. Slip It In. My Ghetto. Black Coffee. I Won’t Stick Any of You Unless and Until I Can Stick All of You. Forever Time. Fix Me. Six Pack. My War. Jealous Again. I Love You. Swinging Man. Three Nights. Nothing Left Inside. Wound Up. Rat’s Eyes. The Bars.rancisco.
Produced by Greg Ginn.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 19

Loose Nut
Released in May 1985 by SST.
Recorded in March 1985.
Produced by Bill Stevenson, Greg Ginn, and David Tarling.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 9
Loose Nut. Bastard in Love. Annihilate this Week. Best One Yet. Modern Man. This is Good. I’m the One. Sinking. Now She’s Black.

The Process of Weeding Out
Released in September 1985 by SST.
Recorded in March 1985.
Produced by Greg Ginn, Bill Stevenson and David Tarling.
Tracks: 4
Your Last Affront. Screw the Law. The Process of Weeding Out. Southern Rise.

In My Head
Released in October 1985 by SST.
Recorded in October 1984, January 1985 and March 1985.
Produced by Greg Ginn, Bill Stevenson and David Tarling.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 9
Paralyzed. The Crazy Girl. Black Love. White Hot. In My Head. Drinking and Driing. Retired at 21. Society’s Tease. It’s All Up to You.

Who’s Got the 10 1/2?
Live album released in March 1986 by SST.
Recorded on August 23, 1985 in Portland, Oregon.
Produced by Greg Ginn.
Lineup changes:
Anthony Martinez replaced Bill Stevenson at this concert.
Tracks: 15
Loose Nut. I’m the One. Annihilate. Wasted. Bastard in Love. Modern Man. This is Good. In My Head. Sinking. Jam. The Best One Yet. My War. Slip It In. Drinking and Driving. Louie Louie.

Minuteflag
Jam collaboration between members of Black Flag and the Minutemen released in 1986 by SST.
Recorded in May 1985.
Produced by Greg Ginn.
Lineup: D Boon – vocals, guitar; Greg Ginn – guitar; George Hurley – bongos; Kira Roessler – bass; Henry Rollins – backing vocals; Bill Stevenson – drums; Mike Watt – bass
Tracks: 4
Fetch the Water. Power Failure. Friends. Candy Rush.

Annihilate This Week
Live album released in 1987 by SST.
Recorded on August 23, 1985 and June 27, 1986.
Produced by Greg Ginn.
Lineup:
Henry Rollins – vocals; Greg Ginn – guitar; Kira Roessler – bass on tracks 2 and 3; C’el Revuelta – bass on track 1; Anthony Martinez – drums
Tracks: 3
Annihilate this Week. Best One Yet. Sinking.

Wasted…Again
Compilation album released in 1987 by SST.
Tracks:  12
Wasted. TV Party. Six Pack. I Don’t Care. I’ve Had It. Jealous Again. Slip It In. Annihilate This Week. Loose Nut. Gimme Gimme Gimme. Louie Louie. Drinking and Driving.

I Can See You
Released in 1989 by SST.
Recorded in January 1985 and March 1985.
Produced by Greg Ginn.
Lineup:
Henry Rollins – vocals; Greg Ginn – guitar; Bill Stevenson – drums; Kira Roessler – bass.
Tracks: 4
I Can See You. Kickin and Stickin. Out of This World. You Let Me Down.

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