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Black Flag: 9.30 Club, Washington DC

Simon Witter, New Musical Express, 27 July 1985

THE INTENSE energy with which they maliciously rioted across the grooves of Damaged inevitably doomed them to an early burn out, and tonight's show was a celebratory ritual (for people who can't dance) so unashamedly hollow that I didn't know whether to laugh or scowl.

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