Author(s): Chick Stevie
Black Flag were the pioneers of American Hardcore and this is their blood-spattered story. Formed in Hermosa Beach, California in 1978, for eight brutal years they made and played brilliant, ugly no-holds-barred music on a self-appointed touring circuit of America's clubs, squats and community halls. Spray Paint The Walls tells Black Flag's story from the inside, drawing on exclusive interviews with the group's members, their contemporaries and the bands they inspired.
"Here is an exhaustive prequel to, followed by a more balanced re-telling of, Rollin's "Get in the Van" journal, chronicling [Black] Flag's emergence in suburban Hermosa Beach, . . . and how their ultra-harsh, hi-speed riffage sparked moshpit violence. . . . A gory, gobsmacking read." --Andrew Perry, MOJO