"''Damaged"'' was a 1981 hardcore punk album released by Black Flag on SST Records, their first full-length LP. Many critics at the time dismissed this album as "unmusical", though it is now considered both a classic of the era and the peak of Black Flag's career.
Black Flag had made at least two aborted attempts to record a full-length album since the release of their first EP ''Nervous Breakdown'', with singers Keith Morris, Chavo Pederast and Dez Cadena; some of the Pederast sessions became the ''Jealous Again'' EP, while selections from two of many Cadena sessions became the ''Six Pack'' EP and the "Louie Louie"/"Damaged I" single; other session outtakes would later comprise the ''Everything Went Black'' double album. At the time of the recording, Cadena had moved to rhythm guitar (a position he had initially intended to take when Pederast was still in the band) and 20-year-old Washington, DC expatriate Henry Rollins had become the band's new lead singer weeks before the sessions occurred. Unlike Pederast, who had never sung in a studio before, and Cadena, who hadn't even sung before joining the band, Rollins already h...
|Artist||Black Flag (band)|
|Recorded||Unicorn Studios, August 1981|
|Producer||Black Flag (band)|
|Last album||''Six Pack (EP)|
|This album|| ''Damaged''|
|Next album||''TV Party (EP)|