My War

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All Music Guide - John Dougan
After a rancorous three-year legal battle with their label Unicorn, which prevented them from releasing any new material, Black Flag binged in the mid-'80s, releasing a flurry of records that had even the most devoted fans scrambling to keep up. They did, however, start this period somewhat inauspiciously with My War, a pretentious mess of a record with a totally worthless second side. Featuring three tracks of slower-than-Black Sabbath muck with Henry Rollins howling like a caged animal, it was self-indulgence masquerading as inspiration and about as much fun as wading through a tar pit. Side one, however, was quite good, with the title ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Dougan
After a rancorous three-year legal battle with their label Unicorn, which prevented them from releasing any new material, Black Flag binged in the mid-'80s, releasing a flurry of records that had even the most devoted fans scrambling to keep up. They did, however, start this period somewhat inauspiciously with My War, a pretentious mess of a record with a totally worthless second side. Featuring three tracks of slower-than-Black Sabbath muck with Henry Rollins howling like a caged animal, it was self-indulgence masquerading as inspiration and about as much fun as wading through a tar pit. Side one, however, was quite good, with the title tracks especially intimidating.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Sst Records
  • UPC: 018861002323
  • Catalog Number: 23
  • Sales rank: 7,436

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 My War (3:45)
  2. 2 Can't Decide (5:20)
  3. 3 Beat My Head Against the Wall (2:32)
  4. 4 I Love You (3:26)
  5. 5 Forever Time (2:29)
  6. 6 The Swinging Man (3:02)
  7. 7 Nothing Left Inside (6:32)
  8. 8 Three Nights (6:12)
  9. 9 Scream (6:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Black Flag Primary Artist
Henry Rollins Vocals
Greg Ginn Guitar
Dale Nixon Bass
Bill Stevenson Drums
Technical Credits
Spot Producer, Engineer
Greg Ginn Producer
Bill Stevenson Producer
Raymond Pettibon Illustrations, Cover Design
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    One of the better Flag records...

    This record gets sh*t on so much, just like the reviewer from the AMG who called it 'muck' and '...self-indulgence masquerading as inspiration'. That guy obviously doesn't know what inspiration is, because side 2 was NOT about inspiration as much as it was about brutal rage and anger. They let loose with fury, not some inspired thought process. Punks especially hate the Henry Rollins era - which was 70% of their output - because they think he changed the band somehow. Greg Ginn WAS Black Flag, not Henry Rollins. Henry fit the music Greg made, like it or not. So what if they slowed the tempo up some, experimented with time signatures, or wrote less angry songs as they went on. Punks are idiots who don't appreciate any band/musician that doesn't write songs about how they hate the government. The best punk bands ever were American, not British. Those bands couldn't hold a candle to our 80-86 period. Crying about war, the poor, and the gov't is old, rehashed, and lame. Besides, they were sissies. Whine, whine, whine. If you don't like Black Flag after 'Damaged', then so be it. That just means you don't really like the band and I'm sure that they can live with that.

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