Stevie Chick has written for the Guardian, Melody Maker, and MOJO, and is the author of Ninja Tune and Psychic Confusion.
Translated: "An unrepeatable collection, also with more than 30
photos of the legendary band of photographers Glen E. Friedman,
Edward Colver and others." --Staf Magazine
"Here is an exhaustive prequel to, followed by a more balanced re-telling of, Rollin's Get in the Van journal, chronicling [Black] Flag's emergence in suburban Hermosa Beach, . . . and how their ultra-harsh, hi-speed riffage sparked moshpit violence. . . . A gory, gobsmacking read." --Andrew Perry, MOJO
"The book's real strength comes from Chick's use of research and his ability to place Black Flag's story in a wider context. Whether he's writing about surf culture, skate culture, or the history of garage rock, Chick does so with authority, and he braids these loose asides beautifully into the "facts" of Black Flag's history." --Adam Ellsworth, The Arts Fuse