Everything Went Black

Everything Went Black

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by Black Flag
     
 

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When Everything Went Black was first released in 1983, Black Flag was in the middle of a backbreaking legal dispute with Unicorn Records. As a result of litigation, the band was prevented from using the Black Flag name on any records. Hence the original packaging for this album, which listed

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When Everything Went Black was first released in 1983, Black Flag was in the middle of a backbreaking legal dispute with Unicorn Records. As a result of litigation, the band was prevented from using the Black Flag name on any records. Hence the original packaging for this album, which listed only the names of individual bandmembers on the cover (this was rectified on subsequent issues). It's a double-album (on vinyl) compilation of previously released material and outtakes -- though the European edition features a wholly different running order. The material, dating from 1978 to 1981, is excellent in places, average in others. However, only obsessives need track it down -- as signified by the inclusion of two versions of several songs (including stalwarts "Damaged" and "Police Story"). The fourth side of the original vinyl issue also included a sequence of radio spots discussing forthcoming Black Flag gigs, which is entertaining stuff, but it's more useful as a historical document than a listening experience.

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Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Sst Records
UPC:
0018861001524
catalogNumber:
15
Rank:
42452

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Everything Went Black 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This record is just boring and plain not fast or exciting like most Black Flag. There are good songs like gimmie gimmie gimie but the rest isn't good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is before rollins came in the picture. dez, chavo and morris are what made black flag what it is