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The Art of Punk – Black Flag – Raymond Pettibon

Raymond Pettibon Black Flag Bars

“On the first episode of “The Art of Punk” we dissect the art of the legendary Black Flag. From the iconic four bars symbols, to the many coveted and collected gig flyers, singles, and band t-shirts, all depicting the distinctive Indian ink drawn image and text by artist Raymond Pettibon. We start off in Los Angeles talking to two founding members singer Keith Morris, and bass player Chuck Dukowski, about what the scene was like in 1976 – setting the stage for the band’s formation, as well as the bands name, and the creation of the iconic four bars symbol. Raymond Pettibon talks with us from his New York art studio. Back in LA we meet with Flea, from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, about how the art, the music, and that early LA scene impacted his own life and career. To wrap it all up we sit and talk at length, with Henry Rollins, at MOCA Grand Ave in Los Angeles, about all of the above and more.”

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Black Flag Kills Ants On Contact

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Black Flag Kills Ants On Contact

Black Flag Kills Ants On Contact

“British ex-punk rocker Adam Ant planned an autograph signing at Tower Records in Hollywood to promote their new album. There to welcome him were dozens of fans; also there were The Connected ( the movie Suburbia was based on the TC), and we came armed with a handful of stickers from Black Flag and a carton of eggs. (I vaguely remember that he had been talking down what was a tight-knit Hollywood punk community, and we took that personal.) Anyway, while the kids with eggs took positions on the hill, other TC caused joyful havoc in the parking lot, and Mark Alva and I interviewed both loyal fans and confused passersby.. Members of the TC were also in several L.A. punk bands, including The Oziehares, Black Flag, Red Scare, and Twisted Roots. The Connected were: Malissa, Maggie, Emil, Mark, Layne, Gloria, Ricky, Critter, Rachel, Brian, Stephanie, Joanie, Judi, Tova, Drew, Stewart, Bobbi Brat, Leslie, and Amie. I’m sorry if I left anybody out. Lighthearted fun for the whole family.”

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