WASTED . . . AGAIN - Black Flag
TRACK LISTING: Wasted, T.V. Party, Six Pack, I Don't Care, I've Had It, Jealous Again, Slip It In, Annihilate This Week, Loose Nut, Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie, Louie Louie, Drinking and Driving
IMPRESSIONS: This is a rather brief sorta "greatest hits" of Black Flag featuring the more "listener friendly" anthemic punch-your-head-through-a-wall songs and leaving out the more "difficult and demanding" material of the group. This is the album you want when you're in the mood for rage and boneheaded song topics. This is NOT a slam on the album but is meant as a compliment. There are sometimes in one's life when you just need to unleash some aggression and Black Flag is always there to help. I don't even drink beer and I wanna slam a beer can into my forehead to "Six Pack"; and there's no denying the everlasting charm of "T.V. Party". Now I dearly love Henry Rollins but my favourite singer for Black Flag has to be Keith Morris and his odd pronunciation. My favourite Black Flag song, after all, is "I Don't Care" sung by Morris.
MY FAVOURITE TRACKS: Wasted, T.V. Party, Six Pack, I Don't Care, I've Had It, Jealous Again, Slip It In, Annihilate This Week, Loose Nut, Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie, Louie Louie, Drinking and Driving
FACT SHEET: WASTED. . .AGAIN is a "best of" collection released after the band's breakup in 1986. Considered to be one of the first hardcore punk bands, Black Flag was formed by guitar/songwriter Greg Ginn in Hermosa Beach, California in 1976. Vocals on "Wasted", "I Don't Care", "I've Had It" and "Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie" are by Keith Morris. Vocals on "Jealous Again" are by Ron Reyes. Vocals on "Six Pack" and "Louie Louis" are by Dez Cadena. Vocals on "T.V. Party", "Slip It In", "Annihilate This Week","Loose Nut" and "Drinking and Driving" are by Henry Rollins.