340 Hey! That's Henry Rollins

Well, it’s punk and I didn’t hate it.

Damaged was the first studio album from hardcore punk band Black Flag released in 1981. Apparently, it’s a classic and “one of the most influential punk records ever.” In keeping with all things called “classic” it received very little, if any, attention when it was released. One thing I’ve noticed about punk music: short songs. The album has a 15 song track list but clocks in at about 35 minutes. I was pleased to see that Henry Rollins was involved with the band during this time (and for about 5 years total). Maybe this is why I was okay with the it. I like Henry Rollins. I wouldn’t exactly say that I liked the album, but I didn’t hate it. That’s an improvement.

 SST, 1981

SST, 1981