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The First Four Years


Download links and information about The First Four Years by Black Flag. This album was released in 1983 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Punk, Alternative genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 25:49 minutes.

Artist: Black Flag
Release date: 1983
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Punk, Alternative
Tracks: 16
Duration: 25:49
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No. Title Length
1. Nervous Breakdown 2:09
2. Fix Me 0:58
3. I've Had It 1:25
4. Wasted 0:51
5. Jealous Again 1:52
6. Revenge 0:59
7. White Minority 1:02
8. No Values 1:45
9. You Bet We've Got Something Personal Against You 0:52
10. Clocked In 1:33
11. Six Pack 2:19
12. I've Heard It Before 1:39
13. American Waste 1:33
14. Machine 1:27
15. Louie Louie 1:18
16. Damaged I 4:07



Black Flag were among the leaders of the Los Angeles hardcore punk scene of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. Their ability to distill suburban angst and boredom into short bursts of riotous intensity brought them instant notoriety and spurred critical debate over whether this torrential noise could actually be considered music. Listening many years later — after decades of hip-hop, nü-metal, industrial music and other extreme genres — it seems funny to think this music caused such a stir. The First Four Years collects Black Flag’s earliest releases, before Henry Rollins solidified the lead singer role and while guitarist Greg Ginn was finding ways to interpolate his manic Chuck Berry riffs and sped-up Ramones chords into the proper framework. With Keith Morris, Chavo, Dez Cadena and Chuck Dukowski handling the mic, “Nervous Breakdown,” “Jealous Again,” “White Minority” and “Six Pack” are the obvious “hits,” but the one-minute attack of “Revenge,” the battering of “Louie Louie” and sinister grind of “Damaged I” are among Black Flag’s most definitive statements of purpose. A glorious noise!