A new documentary looks at the creation of what must be the most tattooed logo in punk rock.
Created and directed by rock archivist Bryan Ray Turcotte with photographer Bo Bushnell, the first instalment of ‘The Art of Punk’ begins with Black Flag founding members Keith Morris and Chuck Dukowski, who talk about what the scene was like in 1976 when the band formed.
Also interviewed is Raymond Pettibon, who not only created the band’s artwork, flyers and iconic four bars logo, but even came up with their name.
Two other musicians then discuss the impact of Black Flag’s music and art on their own lives – Henry Rollins, who became the band’s singer in 1981, and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, who can currently been seen rehearsing with Thom Yorke’s Atoms For Peace supergroup. [via The Daily Swarm]
Earlier this year we got news of two separate Black Flag reunions – co-founder Greg Ginn, drummer Gregory Moore, and vocalist Ron Reyes are currently touring North America, while Morris, Dukowski, and Bill Stevenson have joined with Stephen Egerton of Descendents and All to form FLAG.