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Flying the Black Flag

Michael Azerrad, Our Band Could Be Your Life, 21 July 2001

The following is the first chapter from Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981-1991, in which Michael Azerrad vividly traces the arc of the American indie underground in the '80s, from obscure beginnings to the point a decade later when the mainstream sat up and took notice. It recounts the early part of the story of pioneering L.A. hardcore punk band Black Flag.

Total word count of piece: 3023


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