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95.  Black Flag

A lot of people have criticized the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for its perceived bias towards Punk Rock. There may be something to that, but at the present the wave of West Coast Punk Rockers have no inductee. X would be our best guess, but if Black Flag were to be that representative, it would not be a surprise.


X may have been more critically acclaimed, but Black Flag may have been a more symbolic representation of the Punk scene in Los Angeles. Their Hardcore Punk sound flirted with Metal and with a verbal assault as edgy as their guitars, few bands ever sounded as fierce. Their ace in the hole may be the charismatic Henry Rollins, who has developed a larger than life personality and as such could propel Black Flag into an induction over other Punk bands that may be equally (or more) deserving.

 

Should Black Flag be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 69.1%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 18.2%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 10.9%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 1.8%

The Bullet Points

  • Previous Rank: 2011: #92
    2012: #85
    2013: #79
    2014: #74
    2015: #75
    2016: #78
  • Eligible Since: Wednesday, 01 January 2003
  • Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Why they will get in: Their respect factor is still growing.
  • Why they won't get in: They may be behind other Punk acts.
  • Essential Albums: Damaged (1981)
    My War (1984)
    Slip It In (1984)
  • Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: Rise Above (From Damaged, 1981)
    Six Pack (From Damaged, 1981)
    T.V. Party (From Damaged, 1981)
    Beat My Head Against the Wall (From My War, 1984)
    Black Coffee (From Slip It In, 1984)

Should Black Flag be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 69.1%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 18.2%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 10.9%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 1.8%

BLACK FLAG WITH THE LINECUTTERS AT THE REX THEATER IN PITTSBURGH, PA

Aug 11, 2019

Buy your Tickets to see Black Flag with The Linecutters at The Rex Theater in Pittsburgh, PA HERE for as little as $52!

Black Flag
The Linecutters

BLACK FLAG WITH THE LINECUTTERS AT BROOKLYN BAZAAR IN BROOKLYN, NY

Aug 12, 2019

Buy your Tickets to see Black Flag with The Linecutters at Brooklyn Bazaar in Brooklyn, NY HERE for as little as $79!

Black Flag
The Linecutters

BLACK FLAG AT THE NORVA IN NORFOLK, VA

Aug 13, 2019

Buy your Tickets to see Black Flag at The NorVa in Norfolk, VA HERE for as little as $59!

Black Flag

BLACK FLAG WITH THE LINECUTTERS AT REVERB IN READING, PA

Aug 16, 2019

Buy your Tickets to see Black Flag with The Linecutters at Reverb in Reading, PA HERE for as little as $52!

Black Flag
The Linecutters
 
Last modified on Monday, 04 February 2019 19:02
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0 #1 Namella 2017-08-11 01:42
Bands like Black Flag - and Husker Du, The Replacements , Minor Threat - were defenders of the Rock Faith in the early 80s - while the kids were dialing in MTV for their A-ha and Huey Lewis fixes. Honoring any one of them would honor all the hours the entire smelly band drove 10 hours in a sh***y van, humped their own gear into the club, booked their own tours. Damn straight! Will they get in? Hell no! The HOF is run by bourgeois capitalist pigs!
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