Do you know why there were so many members? A page for describing Quotes: Black Flag. The moon never tries to get in on the guest list or use your name to impress others. After recording six full-length albums and adopting a rigorous touring ethic which would see lesser bands weep for their mothers, the Californian punks eventually imploded in 1986. The moon does not care who you want to touch or what colour you are. Greg never looked like he knew what he was doing, but that was because he knew exactly what he was doing. He’s an actor, radio host and documentary maker, as well lending his voice to humanitarian campaigns. Quotes tagged as "black-flag" Showing 1-6 of 6 “And all I could do while I listened to this dude tell me how punk rock saved his life was think, Wow. I keep staring at the white caps to watch what they do. I’m a really sad sack of genes. From giant worms to rainforest frogs, all of these animals have taken their names from real-life rock stars, Brace yourselves: Foo Fighters’ 10th studio album Medicine At Midnight is coming! A full band, full production performance from post-grunge icons Bush, Foo Fighters’ New Album Medicine At Midnight: Everything We Know So Far. I will do your windows. I always have that experience now permanently riding on my shoulder. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.”, “I never did drugs, really. They killed a police dog. If you love someone, love them with all your soul. He says I ruined the group. There’ll be some real psychos there, but most of those people will take care of each other.”, “Everyone who knows me knows that I’m a hopeless romantic who listens to love ballads and doo-wop songs all the time.”, “I want a soul mate who can sit me down, shut me up, tell me 10 things I don’t already know, and make me laugh. And as far as the combination of [his parents] DNA, Iris and Paul? “If I was a woman these days, I’d be killing motherfuckers. Because of Greg. And it’s really awful.”, “I don’t believe in fate or destiny. Have an adventure. It ends here, because as far as I know I’m an only child. There are lessons that you can’t get out of a book that are waiting for you at the other end of that flight. The moon never shoves clouds out of its way so it can be seen. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. “Is this seat taken?” she asked him again, tapping on a chair at the table. 97% caffeine free is 97% not my kind of thing.”, “If you have an idea of what you want to do in your future, you must go at it with almost monastic obsession, be it music, the ballet or just a basic degree. I see three white caps bobbing around. I did what I was told, and at the end of the day, I was told that what I was doing was bad. Because I'm the only one who didn't leave? I don’t go out and party. I will care about your feelings. Take a summer, get a backpack and go to Delhi, go to Saigon, go to Bangkok, go to Kenya. I’m not like you.’ And he would say things about non-white people, and I was like, ‘Wow, I am not like this. Cops. And on and on. Oh, you’re into Henry Rollins? Here’s a collection of his observations, quips and nuggets of advice learned along the way. Greg never looked like he knew what he was doing, but that was because he knew, By the time Henry joined the band, our really heroic period was over. I cannot repeat what he said. This is what Joe Strummer trained you for.”. We finish the show, and the crowd yells, ‘Fuck you.’ We yell, ‘Fuck you, too,’ pack the equipment, and depart.”, “Girls aren’t beautiful, they’re pretty. You want to meet a bunch of really friendly people? When you hate someone, hate them until it hurts.”, “I forged myself out of a vacuum. The black flag represents the absence of a flag, and thus stands … It’s misogyny on steroids. Black Flag Quotes. The moon never asks you to go to war to defend it. “The day Flag went on tour forever we set the loading dock on fire. I’m not having any kids. I believe in various degrees of hatred, paranoia, and abandonment. All of a sudden, the caps start to jerk around and then disappear. Music, culture, food, water. But Henry Rollins’ achievements aren’t just confined to the stage and studio. So, after spending almost 40 years fighting the good fight in the punk rock wars, Henry Rollins has learned a thing or two in the frontline. Why did my friend waste all that time going to chemotherapy? And I saw very little difference in what we were doing than the royals and courtiers were doing in the midst of cities, and of calling what they were doing legal and legitimate.”, “There were many of the upper and noble classes who had also found this alluring lifestyle completely irresistible; so many, many folks – from all over the world – had made their way over to the Caribbean for one reason or other, to readily embrace this attractiveness which it had produced for them!”. Go to a Slayer concert. However, I forget, because I’m playing hard. I would’ve rather drank a litre of paint.”, “Hope is the last thing a person does before they are defeated.”, “If you hate your parents, the man or the establishment, don’t show them up by getting wasted and wrapping your car around a tree. A lot of people – Americans and Europeans – come back and go, ‘Ohhhhh’. That's all I ever was. And there’s going to be some surprises…, This website requires Javascript to be enabled, Sometimes amusing, sometimes inspiring, these are some of Henry Rollins’ greatest quips and quotes. I tried acid a few times, smoked marijuana once. My handgun would never cool and my hands would be covered in testicular blood. I wrote the songs that became, I was just the singer. Historical origins. Every time I get close, he takes a poke at me while the people on either side of him laugh. “The blackness of night is an essential quality of the Divine Feminine. Be careful. I will nibble your mukluks with my own teeth. Since then, he’s fronted his own band, collaborated with the likes of Tony Iommi, Iggy Pop, William Shatner and The Flaming Lips. And when I wrote about the band in my book. It was a special kind of concrete that burned. Henry Rollins was just 20 years old when he quit his job at a Häagen-Dazs shop in Washington DC to join Black Flag. Black Flag photographed in 1985 by Naomi Peterson (taken from Kira Roessler's personal collection) Lots of people have a lot of different opinions and questions about Black Flag: which singer was best, should the records be re-mastered, what was up with those shorts? I look into the crowd. Words: Steven Blush Black Flag was the most important underground American rock band of the late 20th Century. And the light bulb goes on.”, “Loneliness adds beauty to life. However much of that gets heaped upon you doesn’t matter – it’s only a matter of how much you can take and what it does to you.”, “Half of life is fucking up, the other half is dealing with it.”, “I see this dude up front with a lit cigar. Welcome back. Some wonder how and why. I make a note to watch him. Have your mind blown. Do you know why everybody left? “When handled in a civilized fashion, Piracy on the high seas could become more of a wise business decision than of a sheer, chaotic, unorganized criminal act. TVTropes is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. The moon needs not fame or money to be powerful. I crawl along the highway on hacked off stumps year after year. Muhammad's prayer rug was also black, as was the first flag of Islam.”, Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto, Captain Skull: From the Memoirs of Sir Charles of Riley. I’m more aware of time, more aware of mortality, and I’m not so precious about life anymore. I don’t smoke, drink or do drugs and I’m not married, that leaves a lot of time for my work.”, “Don’t do anything by half. By August 1981, he was the band’s singer, their fourth in five years. When you go to work, work your ass off. Steven Blush, author of American Hardcore: A Tribal History, explains how the band captured the nihilistic spirit of American teens in 10 essential records.. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from If you really want to rebel against your parents, out-learn them, outlive them, and know more than they do.”, “The moon will never lie to anyone. 1967-1994) Similar Quotes. Eat interesting food. They bring me in to do spoken word in front of a bunch of Viking-like men, and metal people are some of the friendliest, most intellectual, help-you-out-of-a-ditch types. He’s also found the time to maintain a relationship with dumbbells. I mean, the guy practiced nine hours a day. Put your rock and metal knowledge to the ultimate test! I guess we should have just played him a bunch of shitty Black Flag records.” Why? This is punk rock time. You get we’ve got a ton of stuff about Henry Rollins right? I would have a horrible reputation with a lot of men because I would be calling them on their weak bullshit left and right.”, “I went a festival with 80,000 metalheads called Wacken, a huge festival in Germany. He’s an award-winning author who releases books through his own label 2.13.61 – his birthdate, American-style – and has performed spoken word shows around the world. Our songs also have the standard pop format: Verse, chorus, verse, chorus, solo, bad solo. I have my father’s really uncontrollable anger. Use the time wisely because it is running out, but don’t freak out about it.”, “My father was racist. Your showers will become shorter. This is the stuff you never hear about. The kids took the caps from the cops. It’s never going forward. Be like the moon.”, “My love is a thousand French poets puking black blood on your Cure CD collection.”, “I love the hate mail I get, the unsigned, misspelled letters telling me to go back to Russia or whatever.”, “What is this bullshit? Just have something in there.”, “I just get things done instead of talking about getting them done. Beautiful is too heavy a word to assign to a girl. It’s not going anywhere. The doors of the hall open and the dog and three guys in their underwear go flying out into the snow. You’re eventually going to die. Robo's last gig with Black Flag, he is detained while trying to leave the UK due to visa problems) December 23, 1981 Mudd Club, New York City, NY (Bill Stevenson joins the band on drums) December 25, 1981 Hitsville, Passaic, NJ (with The Misfits & Necros) December 26, 1981 Streets, Boston, MA (with Saccharine Trust & S.S. Decontrol) You have to go at it single-mindedly and let nothing get in your way.”, “This is not a time to be dismayed. Additionally, as a white flag is the universal symbol for surrender to superior force, the counter-opposite black flag would logically be a symbol of defiance and opposition to surrender.