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  Black Flag t-shirts and Merchandise
Black Flag (band) Black Flag was an anarchist punk rock group formed in 1976 in southern California, largely as the brainchild of Greg Ginn, guitarist, primary songwriter and sole continuous member through multiple personnel changes.
Black Flag forged a unique sound early on that mixed the raw simplicity of The Ramones with atonal and microtonal guitar solos and frequent tempo shifts.
Black Flag"s music defied categories: Along with being among the earliest punk rock groups to incorporate elements of heavy metal, there were often overt jazz and modern classical elements in their sound, especially in Ginn"s guitar playing.
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  Black Flag | Music Artist | Videos, News, Photos & Ringtones | MTV
Furthermore, Black Flag demonstrated an affection for bohemia -- both in terms of musical experimentation and a fondness for poetry -- that reiterated the band's underground roots and prevented it from becoming nothing but a heavy metal group.
Black Flag was formed in 1977 by guitarist Greg Ginn, a graduate of UCLA.
By the time Black Flag broke up, SST had already released albums by such bands as Hüsker Dü, the Minutemen, Meat Puppets, and Sonic Youth.
www.mtv.com /music/artist/black_flag/artist.jhtml   (917 words)

  
  ANARCHISM.net: The Black Flag
The fl flag is the negation of all flags.
Black is a mood of anger and outrage at all the hideous crimes against humanity perpetrated in the name of allegiance to one state or another.
Black is also a color of mourning; the fl flag which cancels out the nation also mourns its victims the countless millions murdered in wars, external and internal, to the greater glory and stability of some bloody state.
www.anarchism.net /symbol_bf.htm   (961 words)

  
  Black Flag - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Black flags are often associated with funerals in the West, particularly state funerals and public mourning.
Black Flag is another name for the Jolly Roger, a skull and crossbones on a fl background, and is associated with pirates.
The fl flag is a racing flag used to summon a driver to the pits.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Black_Flag   (270 words)

  
 Black Flag (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Black Flag was a hardcore punk band formed in 1976 in southern California, largely as the brainchild of Greg Ginn, the guitarist, primary songwriter and sole continuous member through multiple personnel changes.
Black Flag were (and remain) well respected among their underground culture, with their influence primarily in their tireless promotion of a self-controlled DIY ethic and aesthetic.
Black Flag were reportedly fllisted by the LAPD and Hollywood rock clubs because of the destructiveness of their fans, though Rollins has claimed that police caused far more problems than they solved.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Black_Flag_(band)   (2807 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Black Flag (band)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Black Flag were (and remain) well respected among their underground culture, with their influence primarily in their tireless promotion of a self-controlled DIY aesthetic.
Black Flag were reportedly fllisted by the LAPD and Hollywood rock clubs because of the destructiveness of their fans, though Rollins has reported that police caused far more problems than they solved.
Black Flag (1903) was a Białystok anarchist organisation.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Black-Flag-%28band%29   (5912 words)

  
 Black Flag (newspaper) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Black Flag is the name of a British anarchist newspaper, mainly known for its coverage of international anarchist politics as well as supporting "class war" prisoners.
Black Flag was founded by Albert Meltzer and Stuart Christie in 1970.
The name of the periodical is drawn from the fl flag, which is a traditional anarchist symbol.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Black_Flag_(newspaper)   (178 words)

  
 Pop Culture - About Black Flag - Plus Black Flag Posters & T-Shirts.
With the huge underground success, Black Flag signed a record contract in 1981 with Unicorn records which was a subsidiary of MCA.
As a result, Black Flag would not and could not release anything with their name or logo appearing on it.
Black Flag decided to keep touring and released the double album EVERYTHING WENT BLACK which did not mention the bands name or logo on it, but instead mentioned the names of the musicians on the cover, respectively.
www.americanpopcultureencyclopedia.com /black_flag.htm   (290 words)

  
 Anarchism and the History of the Black Flag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
For pirates, the fl flag was a symbol of death; the give-away being a skull and bones on fl.
Black is a mood of anger and outr age at all the hideous crimes against humanity perpetrated in the name of allegiance to one state or another.
Black is the mysterious surrounding of germination, of fertility, the breeding ground of new life which always ev olves, renews, refreshes, and reproduces itself in darkness.
www.spunk.org /library/intro/sp001492/blackflg.html   (1891 words)

  
 CMT.com : Black Flag : Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Furthermore, Black Flag demonstrated an affection for bohemia -- both in terms of musical experimentation and a fondness for poetry -- that reiterated the band's underground roots and prevented it from becoming nothing but a heavy metal group.
Black Flag was formed in 1977 by guitarist Greg Ginn, a graduate of UCLA.
For the next two years, the band was prevented from using the name Black Flag or their logo on any records.
www.cmt.com /artists/az/black_flag/bio.jhtml   (886 words)

  
 African American Flag Red-Black-Green Buy Now!
The colors are as represented on the flag, Red, Black and Green (not Green, fl and red) and did indeed evolve from Marcus Garvey's UNIA movement.
The RED, BLACK and GREEN Flag was unveiled to the world by the Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey and the members of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League, of the World at it's first international convention on August 13, 1920.
The race catechism Garveyites used explained the significance of the red, fl, and green as for the "color of the blood which men must shed for their redemption and liberty", fl for "the color of the noble and distinguished race to which we belong," and green for "the luxuriant vegetation of our Motherland.
www.blackwallstreet.org /african-americans-flag.htm   (414 words)

  
 TrouserPress.com :: Black Flag
Black Flag concerts were typically an utter mess, which suits the songs perfectly, making this chaotic explosion naturally one of their best releases.
Black Flag continued their torrid pace in 1985, releasing three new records: Loose Nut, The Process of Weeding Out and In My Head.
The posthumous Wasted...Again neatly recapitulates Black Flag's high career points with a dozen essential tracks, from "Wasted" to "Drinking and Driving." Everything you'd want in a single disc is included, and brief annotation adds the veneer of history.
www.trouserpress.com /entry.php?a=black_flag   (835 words)

  
 Ghana
It is believed that the fl star on the flag of Ghana, the lonestar of African freedom, is taken from the flag of the Black Star Line.
The flag was green with a red saltire and a large fl star in the centre.
Surmounting the shield is a fl five pointed star rimmed with gold, representing the lonestar of African freedom, and this star stands on the wreath to the colors red, gold and green which again stand on the top of the shield.
www.fotw.net /flags/gh.html   (931 words)

  
 Appendix - The Symbols of Anarchy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Black and red-and-fl flags were resurrected in Russia and eastern Europe after the fall of state socialism and continue to fly in most parts of the world.
Black is also a colour of mourning; the fl flag which cancels out the nation also mourns its victims the countless millions murdered in wars, external and internal, to the greater glory and stability of some bloody state.
Similarly, given that the Black Flag was the "flag of strikes" (to quote Louise Michel -- see last section) it use with the red flag of the labour movement seems a natural development for a movement with anarchism and anarcho-syndicalism which bases itself on direct action and the importance of strikes in the class struggle.
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 Red and black diagonal flag of Anarchism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The red is the red of the communist flag, and symbolises material equality, or the principle of «from each according to their abilities, to each according to their needs».
The fl is the fl of the anarchist flag, and symbolises social freedom, the freedom of each individual to do as they please so long as their actions don’t cause harm to others.
Its not a case of unadverted flipping or turning of a flag cloth image, as the image at http://www.infoshop.org/faq/flag.gif shows red over fl with diagonal from top hoist to lower fly.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/qt-a_dia.html   (261 words)

  
 Historical Pirate Flags
The flag as defined by the Admiralty in 1694 was an all red flag known as 'The Red Jack'.
References to a fl flag were noted in reports of privateering actions, the first in 1697.
National flags were still flown, often in an attempt to show that the pirates still wanted to be seen as privateers who only attacked the ships of other nations.
www.kipar.org /piratical-resources/pirate-flags.html   (1428 words)

  
 Billboard.com - Biography - Black Flag
Furthermore, Black Flag demonstrated an affection for bohemia -- both in terms of musical experimentation and a fondness for poetry -- that reiterated the band's underground roots and prevented it from becoming nothing but a heavy metal group.
Black Flag was formed in 1977 by guitarist Greg Ginn, a graduate of UCLA.
In addition to those three albums, Black Flag released the cassette-only Live '84 and the compilation The First Four Years in 1984, as well as reissuing Everything Went Black with all the proper credits restored.
www.billboard.com /bbcom/bio/index.jsp?&pid=4101   (972 words)

  
 Black Flag - Music Downloads - Online
Through their ceaseless touring, the band cultivated the American underground punk scene; every year, Black Flag played in every area of the U.S., influencing countless numbers of bands.
The dispute ended in 1983, when Unicorn went bankrupt and the rights to the Black Flag name and logo reverted back to the band (by this time, Cadena had left to form his own group).
In addition to those three albums, Black Flag released the cassette-only Live '84 and the compilation The First Four Years in 1984, as well as reissuing Everything Went Black with all the proper credits restored.
musicstore.connect.com /artist/087/Black-Flag/11769499.html   (864 words)

  
 KFTH - Black Flag Page
In the beginning of 1978, Black Flag with the line up of Keith Morris, Greg Ginn, Chuck Dukowski, and drummer Brian Migdol, went in the studio with the help of Spot, a would-be engineer who Ginn was friends with, and recorded a 4-song EP that the sent to local record label Bomp to put out.
Black Flag, like many of their West Coast counterparts, saw much of what was coming out of England as all fashion and pose with no substance.
Black Flag had already met Henry and although there was a show at which Henry jumped up on stage and sang "Clocked In" with the band, he went through the normal audition route, too.
homepages.nyu.edu /~cch223/usa/blackflag_main.html   (8059 words)

  
 the mighty Black Flag! A Brief (and incomplete) History
Controversy and opposition were the bedfellows of the band from the beginning: the law were not welcoming the emergence of the punk scene on the west coast.
Flag were kept from releasing a sophomore album due to legal difficulties with the label that were originally scheduled to release Damaged.
Kira Roessler was brought in by the end of the year as the new bass player.1984 began an incredibly intense period of activity for the band.
www.ipass.net /jthrush/flaghist.htm   (1186 words)

  
 Iraq
The hoist of the Iraqi flag should be at the viewer's right, as it is the case for Saudi Arabia and Iran, two other flags featuring Arabic writing (which reads from right to left).
The proposed flag for the union should have been the same as the UAR flag, but with three stars symbolizing the three states constituting the union.
Certainly, the new Iraqi government doesn't want to associate itself with the former dictator's calligraphy, but taking under consideration the overwhelming rejection of the recently proposed "blue" flag, got to modify the flag used universally by their people.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/iq.html   (818 words)

  
 Nevada State Flag
At the Assembly's request, the flag was brought to the chambers for the members to examine.
In 1937, a new flag was presented to the battleship, and by 1939, new flags had been produced for the University of Nevada and the Governor's Office.
The body of the flag shall be in three equal vertical stripes, consisting of one ultramarine blue stripe next to the staff or halyard hem, a central stripe of pure white, and an outer stripe of silver grey.
www.e-referencedesk.com /resources/state-flag/nevada.html   (1945 words)

  
 Black Flag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Black Flag was formed in 1977 by guitarist Greg Ginn, a graduate of UCLA.
However, Cadena preferred to play guitar, and his transition to that instrument in 1981 gave the group a heavier sound; his replacement on vocals was Henry Rollins, a Washington, D.C., fan who jumped on-stage to sing with the band during a New York performance.
The dispute ended in 1983, when Unicorn went bankrupt and the rights to the Black Flag name and logo reverted back to the band (by this time, Cadena had left to form his own group).
www.djangos.com /artist_bio.asp?pid=P+++++3689&morebio=1   (841 words)

  
 Black Flag Live adds nothing new
Black Flag has been one of the most controversial bands of the last decade.
In contrast to the short-burst and high-energy Black Flag of a few years ago, today's efforts tend to be longer and less thrash oriented.
My suggestion to those of you who want to experience Black Flag live is to make it out to the Channel the next time the band is in town.
www-tech.mit.edu /V105/N2/live.02a.html   (827 words)

  
 CATCHFENCE.com's Green Flag Black Flag A NASCAR® Fan's Internet Interactive
Black Flag to all of the fans bashing Gordon for his Victory Lane celebration.
BLACK FLAG to NBC for being too worried about getting on to their next broadcast (which where I live was the NBC Nightly news) to show a decent post race show!
Black Flag to Richard Childress for giving Blaney the boot just two weeks after he announced that Dave would be in the car until the end of the season.
www.catchfence.com /html/2004/lt082004.html   (1622 words)

  
 Black Flag - My War - On Second Thought - Stylus Magazine
Driving heedlessly into poverty and uncertainty, it was Black Flag who established the touring networks that hundreds of bands would adhere to.
They slaved, they starved, they bled; and while all the suffering visited upon Black Flag was for the sake of their art and their principles, it is us and the bands we admire now who are the true benefactors.
While the Ramones and the Germs were still to be found in Black Flag’s sound, it was Ginn’s heroes Black Sabbath, the Stooges and his beloved Dead who would shape the band’s remaining days.
www.stylusmagazine.com /feature.php?ID=344   (1110 words)

  
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It's the words of David Tarling, recording engineer, and talks of his experiences with Black Flag in their heydey as one of the best of the earlier hardcore bands in the U.S. "We were all surfers.
Y'know, the Black Flag "Creepy Crawl" era that prompted all the major and minor newsservices to jump onto the coverage of the good ol' "PUNK ROCK VIOLENCE" issue.
Black Flag will not be able to play!" To which I was showered with angry "Fuck You's!", beer cans and bottles with or without their contents, and hundreds of warm slimy globules of spit.
www.cultdeadcow.com /cDc_files/cDc-0036.txt   (2799 words)

  
 Black Flag : iSOUND.COM™
As a result, Black Flag would not and could not release anything with their name or logo appearing on it.
Black Flag decided to keep touring and released the double album EVERYTHING WENT BLACK which did not mention the bands name or logo on it, but instead mentioned the names of the musicians on the cover, respectively.
A compilation of Black Flag's first four years was released entitled THE FIRST FOUR YEARS, in addition to that, the album LIVE '84 was also released, both in 1984.
www.isound.com /black_flag   (629 words)

  
 Black Flag: Reviews, Discography, Audio Clips, and more ||| Music.com
Although Black Flag was unquestionably one of the greatest and most explosive live rock bands of all time, few of the band's shows were documented on video before its breakup in 1987.
Although Black Flag had been recording for three years prior to this release, the fact that Henry Rollins was now their lead singer made all the difference.
After a rancorous three-year legal battle with their label Unicorn which prevented them from releasing any new material, Black Flag binged in the mid-'80s, releasing a flurry of records that had even the most devoted fans scrambling to keep up.
www.music.com /group/black_flag/1   (809 words)

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