Black Flag - Slip It In / In My Head !
Black Flag - Slip It In
Slip It In followed My War almost immediately, and while a bit better (fewer mega-volume angst drones), the band still wanders a bit, experimenting with expanding the breadth of hardcore into a newer hard rock/punk sound. This is especially true of Greg Ginn's guitar playing, which was becoming increasingly avant-garde and exciting. Rather than simply coughing up one clichéd solo after another, he wandered harmolodically up and down the fretboard as a jazz player like Blood Ulmer would, making the material more interesting than what most Black Flag-influenced bands were playing.
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Black Flag - In My Head
SST records. 1985
1 Paralyzed (Ginn, Rollins) 2:39
2 The Crazy Girl (Ginn) 2:46
3 Black Love (Ginn) 2:42
4 White Hot (Ginn, Rollins) 4:59
5 In My Head (Ginn, Rollins) 4:30
6 I Can See You (Ginn) 3:22
7 Drinking and Driving (Ginn, Rollins) 3:16
8 Retired at 21 (Ginn) 4:56
9 Society's Tease (Ginn) 6:09
10 It's All Up to You (Ginn) 5:14
[1990 re-edition contains 2 more tracks -as seen on backcover- but this is the original lp i ripped here!]
Review (by John Dougan)
Hot on the heels of the live record came Loose Nut and In My Head, which showed significant improvement over My War and Slip It In. Henry Rollins and Greg Ginn were exploring by-now standard lyrical themes: hate, paranoia, loneliness, anomie, and violence, but framing them around music that was demanding, powerful, and exciting. In My Head is the slightly better of the two, primarily because it's a little edgier and uncontrolled, but at this juncture, Black Flag was making some of the best contemporary rock music extant.