Barred for Life

Barred for Life

[how Black Flag's Iconic Logo Became Punk Rock's Secret Handshake]

Book - 2013
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In this fascinating and brutal photographic exploration, the legacy of American Punk Rock pioneers Black Flag is examined through stories, interviews and photographs of diehard fans who wear their iconic logo, The Bars, conspicuously tattooed upon their skin. Stewart Ebersole provides a personal narrative describing what made the existence of Punk Rock such an important facet in his and many other people's lives, as well as the role that Black Flag's actions and music played in sound tracking the ups-and-downs of living as self-imposed cultural outsiders.
Publisher: Oakland, CA : PM Press, 2013
ISBN: 9781604863949
Branch Call Number: 782.421660922 B6274b 2013
Characteristics: 322 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Castaldi, Jared - Photographer


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Jan 14, 2014

The overlooked component of any movement in music is really the audience. The California punk rock legends Black Flag created the form of the best punk rock befoer dissolving in 1986. The bars, four parallel lines, are a mark not just of faith in Black Flag, responsible for creating punk music at its finest and most musical peak but also a communal declaration of intent, to stay free of enslaving systems and to seek personal liberation from a society that it scorns. The book also features excellent interviews from band members like Chuck and Kira.
A must-read for fans.


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