Get in the Van: On the Road With Black Flag

By Henry Rollins

EISBN-13: 978-1-880-98582-3

As a member of the seminal punk band Black Flag, Henry Rollins stored distinct travel diaries that shape the root of Get within the Van. Rollins's observations diversity from the wry to the raucous during this blistering account of a six-year profession with the band - a time marked via crazed enthusiasts, vicious police officers, near-starvation, substance abuse, and brain numbing all-night drives. Rollins determined to revise this version through including a wealth of recent pictures, a brand new foreword, and an afterword to incorporate a few "where-are-they-now" details at the humans featured within the booklet. This re-creation contains forty formerly unpublished black-and-white images from Rollins's deepest assortment and exhibit flyers via artist Raymond Pettibon. known as "a soul-frying event to not be undertaken by means of lightweights" via Wired journal, Get within the Van completely embodies what one critic known as the "secular gospel" of 1 of punk and post-punk's most beneficial and debatable figures.

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Your easy slum. damaged down homes, dust, Madonna blaring out of someone’s window. transparent day. sizzling and many clouds and mountains. while i used to be within the book shop this day, i used to be searching through this ebook approximately Vietnam. plenty of colour photographs. My favourite photograph was once one among this Vietnamese boy taking a look right into a pickup truck. he's crying. within the mattress of the truck is a lifeless woman, all shot up, lined with blood. there have been flies in every single place her physique. The flies looked to be so much drawn to her face. The flies have been all over the place her face, consuming dried blood.

I walked to 7-Eleven this night. I observed a police cruiser parked outdoors one of many house complexes. there has been not anyone within it. i wanted I had a stick of dynamite. i've got received to shoot a video the next day to come on the Lhasa membership. i've got no concept how the fuck I’m going to get in the market. What a drag. I hate now not with the ability to choose myself up from the pits. i think like I’m attempting to punch my manner out of a paper bag. Paralyzed. I’d otherwise be a fowl with out a head. I went to the Anti-Club final evening. I observed puppy, Faction, and Saccharine belief.

Reggie and that i are pacing backward and forward, desirous to beat him and his good friend up. The asshole is aware it. He wishes it. He is aware he can name the police officers. So, no longer the best evening. So we get the following and we're telling Todd, the man whom we're staying with, concerning the gig and the way the promoter had his entrance the teeth knocked out and what a dick he was once (the promoter instructed us how a biker jumped him) and Todd is going, “Yeah, he attempted to tear off one other band and that i punched his enamel out, took the money and paid the band in complete myself.

Haven’t written in a couple of days. frolicked with Ian whilst i used to be in DC. He was once nice as consistently. Trenton, NJ / 10. 19. eighty four We performed in DC and after the exhibit the outdated bass participant in SOA got here as much as me and gave me this complete rap approximately how I must have stayed in DC and all this different bullshit. That’s so usual. All he can do is get under the influence of alcohol and provides me shit for doing what I’m doing. I don’t are looking to seek advice from humans from there anymore if they’re going to be like that. what's it with them? I don’t see them doing something.

Till three or four a. m. get up the following day and return in for the Sunday shift. I wouldn’t be on shift for all time. i'd just be round, ensuring every little thing went okay. That used to be larger than the condo, greater than having to imagine. The shed makes me think lifeless. i used to be alleged to pass into the studio this night however the studio broke back. Greg known as me and stated we’ll try out back later this week. He made a suicide pact with God. He jumped off the roof of a vacation hotel in Bakersfield. God chickened out. I heard at the information that policemen have been gunned down this present day.

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