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Black Flag

"Black Flag" was a hardcore punk band formed in 1976 in southern California, largely as the brainchild of Greg Ginn, the guitarist, primary songwriter and sole continuous member through multiple personnel changes.

Black Flag forged a unique sound early on that mixed the raw simplicity of the Ramones with atonal and microtonal guitar solos and frequent tempo shifts. Over this could be heard lyrics—mostly written by Ginn—about isolation, neurosis and paranoia, themes which did not disappear when Henry Rollins took on the role of lead singer in 1981. Most of the band's material was released on Ginn's independent label, SST Records.

Black Flag were (and remain) well respected among their underground culture, with their influence primarily in their tireless promotion of a self-controlled DIY ethic and aesthetic. They're often regarded as pioneers in the movement of underground do-it-yourself record labels that flourished among the 1980s' punk rock bands. Through seemingly-constant touring throughout the United States and Canada, and occasionally Europe, Black Flag established an extremely dedicated fan base. Many other musicians would follow Black Flag's lead and b...

Background group or band
Alias Panic
Origin Redondo Beach, California, USA
Genre Punk rock (early years)
Hardcore punk (mid-years)
Heavy metal (later years)
Years active 1976—1986
Associated acts The October Faction, Gone, Tom Troccoli's Dog, SWA, Dos (band)
Past members Henry Rollins
Greg Ginn
Chuck Dukowski
Keith Morris
Chavo Pederast
Dez Cadena
Bill Stevenson
Kira Roessler
Chuck Biscuits
Emil Johnson
C'el Revuelta
Anthony Martinez
Brian Migdol
David Horvitz
Raymond Pettibon
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