It's not an exaggeration to call Black Flag my favorite band. Since buying My War back in high school, the band has been a bit of an obsession. I used to draw the bars on absolutely everything, had multiple Black Flag stickers on my car, had multiple t-shirts, including the Family Man t, which never failed to raise some eyebrows, and had all the albums on either cassette or CD, and started blindly buying any album with an SST logo (not always a smart choice).
When I decided to start self publishing my writing in book-zines, it was because of Black Flag and
Considering that Black Flag broke up in 1986 when I was ten years old and hadn't even heard of them and remained completely inactive until 2003, I've never had an excuse to write about the band at length, until the 2013 release of What The... which I had very little to say about.
To start things off let me hip you to this short documentary about the artwork of Black Flag, which was just as important to who Black Flag was as the music.