Barred for Life

Barred for Life

[how Black Flag's Iconic Logo Became Punk Rock's Secret Handshake]

Paperback - 2013
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Cataloging the legacy of the American punk rock pioneers Black Flag, this photo documentary uses stark, contrasting portraits to share the stories of the die-hard fans who wear the iconic four-barred logo tattooed on their skin.
Publisher: Oakland, CA : PM Press, c2013.
ISBN: 9781604863949
Characteristics: 322 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Ensminger, David A.
Castaldi, Jared
Alternative Title: BFL


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Jan 14, 2014

The overlooked component of any movement in music is really the audience. The California punk rock legends Black Flag created the form of the best punk rock befoer dissolving in 1986. The bars, four parallel lines, are a mark not just of faith in Black Flag, responsible for creating punk music at its finest and most musical peak but also a communal declaration of intent, to stay free of enslaving systems and to seek personal liberation from a society that it scorns. The book also features excellent interviews from band members like Chuck and Kira.
A must-read for fans.


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