|Get in the Van: On the Road with Black Flag (1994) [Collection]|
by Henry Rollins
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Henry's graphic account of life on the road with Black Flag
recounts his harrowing exploits with one of the most important rock bands of all time. From his acceptance into the band in 1981 to its demise in 1986, Get In The Van
comprehensively documents his six year tour of duty with Black Flag
. Primarily constructed from his tour journals, Rollins chronicles his years in the band with brutal candor and incisive humor, years strewn with overzealous fans, truculent policemen, poverty, and all-night drives.
In the midst of the burgeoning American punk rock movement of the early 1980's, Black Flag clearly emerged as pioneers in both sounds and ideology, maintaining a resolutely independent spirit and ethic unsurpassed by most groups. As the voice of the band, Rollins became the focus of Black Flag, and consequently, the object of much of the fans' adoration and hostility. Throughout the turmoil, Rollins kept a journal, documenting his thoughts and the days events.
By turns bluntly sobering and darkly hilarious, Get In The Van is a fascinating firsthand look into the band that defined a sound and attitude of an era.
Original title: Get in the Van: On the Road with Black Flag
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