Black Flag

Everything Went Black

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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sequence of radio spots discussing forthcoming Black Flag gigs, which is entertaining stuff, but it's more useful as a historical document than a listening experience.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 01:57 Spotify
2 00:58 Spotify
3 01:09 Spotify
4 01:58 Spotify
5 01:01 Spotify
6 02:07 Spotify
7 01:29 Spotify
8 01:30 Spotify
9 00:42 Spotify
10 01:40 Spotify
11 02:40 Spotify
12 01:33 Spotify
13 01:36 Spotify
14 00:58 Spotify
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feat: Dez Cadena
02:24 Spotify
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01:35 Spotify
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02:05 Spotify
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01:27 Spotify
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03:00 Spotify
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02:06 Spotify
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02:40 Spotify
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04:13 Spotify
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01:50 Spotify
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01:46 Spotify
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feat: Dez Cadena
17:34 SpotifyAmazon
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