Spray Paint the Walls: The Story of Black Flag by Stevie ChickSpray Paint the Walls: The Story of Black Flag by Stevie Chick

Spray Paint the Walls: The Story of Black Flag

byStevie Chick

Paperback | August 1, 2011

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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.

Stevie Chick has written for the Guardian, Melody Maker, and MOJO, and is the author of Ninja Tune and Psychic Confusion.
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Title:Spray Paint the Walls: The Story of Black FlagFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:August 1, 2011Publisher:PM PressLanguage:English

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"The book’s real strength comes from Chick’s use of research and his ability to place Black Flag’s story in a wider context. Whether he’s writing about surf culture, skate culture, or the history of garage rock, Chick does so with authority, and he braids these loose asides beautifully into the “facts” of Black Flag’s history." —Adam Ellsworth, The Arts Fuse