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Flying the Black Flag

Michael Azerrad, Our Band Could Be Your Life, 21 July 2001

The following is the first chapter from Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981-1991, in which Michael Azerrad vividly traces the arc of the American indie underground in the '80s, from obscure beginnings to the point a decade later when the mainstream sat up and took notice. It recounts the early part of the story of pioneering L.A. hardcore punk band Black Flag.

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