Also can’t tell if the video’s bad on purpose – it was always hard to tell when BF were being tongue in cheek. I remember a Punk Planet article from 1998(?) where Ginn said Rollins’ way-out poet thing eventually killed all the humor in the band. Hopefully that’s coming back.
It’s awesome that Greg’s interested in putting out new music instead of just playing it safe and rehashing 30-year old songs. Regarding the vid, I don’t think it’s intentionally bad, in my opinion black flag was always about making music and not necessarily the visual aesthetics – they’re old album covers are really great but the bulk of them the expression of a single visual artist – greg’s brother raymond.
I have to say that it’s what I was more expecting from black flag. I hate that first song “down in the dirt” so I wrote ‘em off. This song is good…..its a bit standard sounding ……he could have said something more paranoid and scary than “you better run” but they are so old maybe theyre scared of running haha.
Then I read that the albums gonna be 22 songs (?!) …..interesting…..I’ve always liked the Ron Reyes era but I guess I’m alone in that boat cause a lot of people hate his style. Whatever…..at least it’s new material and not just 50 year old dudes playing 30 yeAr old songs.