Black Flag was, for all intents and purposes, America's first hardcore band. They emerged from Southern California to gain international prominence, touring enough to become a major attraction in virtually every city where a scene existed and undoubtedly inspiring others to get in the game. Via the band's still-thriving SST label, Black Flag played an essential role in the development and popularization of American punk. Through countless revolving-door personnel changes; which spawned numerous spin-off bands along the way; Black Flag persevered until 1986, finally dissolving after locating and exploring the zone where punk and heavy metal intersect and overlap.
BLACK FLAG Nervous Breakdown EP (SST) 1978 Jealous Again EP (SST) 1980 Damaged (SST) 1981 Everything Went Black (SST) 1983 + 1984 The First Four Years (SST) 1984 My War (SST) 1984 Family Man (SST) 1984 Slip It In (SST) 1984 Live '84 (SST) 1984 Loose Nut (SST) 1985 The Process of Weeding Out EP (SST) 1985 In My Head (SST) 1985 Who's Got the 10 1/2? (SST) 1986 Wasted ... Again (SST) 1987 I Can See You EP (SST) 1989
"this is one of the best old school punk groups ever" (http://www.rollingstone.com/reviews/cd/review.asp?aid=45119&cf=321) who cares about what the Rolling Stone says, though *g*
- Discography: http://www.homepagez.com/louie2x/discography.html
"Black Flag: For a social system based on mutual aid and voluntary co-operation - against state control and all forms of government and economic repression. To establish a share in the general prosperity for all - the breaking down of racial, religious, national and sex barriers - and to fight for the life of one world."
and also US-American Prisoners of War Orga's (POW/MIA) people use it:
ah yeah, sure its the classical pirate flag,as well
oh, connection to Israel: http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=190557