I’ve never posted on Black Flag, and frankly, after about five years of blogging, I should be ashamed of myself. They weren’t the fathers of punk or hardcore, but they were one of the best bands of the genre. This show was played at Kent State, site of famous oppression and violence, so it’s the perfect place for Rollins to scream out the words to “Police Story:”This fucking city is run by pigs! They take the rights away from all the kids! . . . They hate us, we hate them, we can’t win, no way!”

Without further ado, Black Flag from October 13, 1984. A few tastes, and a zip.

Slip it In
My Ghetto
Black Coffee
Beat My Head Against the Wall
Rats Eyes
The Bars
Police Story
Rise Above
My War


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