Markey says. "He didn't have his Rollins character down yet..., " that was always the problem with Rollins, he is a 'punk character'. shame there was no mention of Keith Morris.I love Black Flag, but this article makes it sound like they started LA punk, which is not true. Black Flag was from the South Bay. plenty of punk bands were already established in Hollywood (FleshEaters, Wierdos, Zeros, Black Randy, Alice Bag, Dickies,...) when Black Flag arrived. what set them apart was the police and media presence, not the music like the article leads you to believe, it was the whole beach punks vs Hollywood punks thing that got the attention and Black Flag were the unintentional leaders of.
Ya, I remember the so called HB punks causing all kinds of shit and of course thats what got the cops and medias attention.Nobdy in my family ever asked questions about gigs or what we were up to until the media started covering the riots and made us look like we were insane(ok we were a little) or subhuman. I like BlackFlag but prefer the original old punk not the attention sellout crap.