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Get in the Van
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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Steven T. (Skeeterlo) from PRNC FREDERCK, MD
Reviewed on 4/27/2010...
Fantastic! Intense recollections of a time gone by. This really humanizes major players from this era. Thanks for sharing, Henry.
Important to the future of rock n roll...
WeezyBoPeep | RUSTIC NORTHERN MD | 12/12/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I recommend this spoken word book on CD to anyone who likes punk music. What is contained on it is a diary of Henry Rollins during his Black Flag years. Lots of tour stories, some that will make you roll on the floor laughing and others that will make you think "holy %^$#." I read the book when I was 15 and I think it actually changed my life. The way Henry describes what he was feeling during these insane punk shows is awesome. He doesn't hold anything back here. Its all there to be judged and he doesn't care...you can tell.
He spits in some guy's face because the guy says it would be an honor, then Henry grabs him up and tells him next time someone does that to him, break his jaw. It is just classic Rollins. And he really tells it well.
The reason that this documentation is important is because this era of music is gone. It is dead. Real rock and roll, or "punk," is a legend now...and no I'm not talking about Good Charlotte. Kids have no idea what bands like The Misfits, Metallica, The Stones, and Black Flag went through to get signed or to "make it." It wasn't MTV. It wasn't the radio. It wasn't having a relative in the business...it was pure energy and real drive. What it was was hard work. Very hard work.
Got a son or nephew in a band?? BUY THIS FOR HIM. He will respect you for life."
I Couldn't turn it off!!
WeezyBoPeep | 06/10/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is Amazing, and Disturbing at the same time. I loved it. if you are a musician, Then Buy this. If you are not a musician, Still Buy it.Disc one is a lot more light hearted and entertaining, in a way,
He talks about Joining the band, Recording the Damaged LP and going on tour and playing with great bands like the Damned, Flipper, Dead Kennedys, and the Misfits, its great to hear those stories, he also talks about a lot of bad stuff that happened on the European tour, which was also great and educational, Its hard to believe that a band like Black Flag that is so Respected now days got kicked around and Harassed and Screwed over so much back then. Lots of Skinhead, and Poser Stories, pretty scary stuff. The thing I like about Henry Rollins so much is that he Says Exactly what I feel, like he takes the words right out of my mouth, I know it sounds Cheesy but its true, the way he describes and thinks about 99% of people and the "Punkers" and "Posers", and "Macho people" who think they are tough, and just all the B.S. you have to put up with.
its 100% right, just listen to this CD, youll know what I'm talking about.Disc Two, on the other hand is very depressing and Disturbing,
it is great though. it really shows you the dark side of touring, and thats pretty much the whole vibe of disc two.
just miserable and rough.I couldn't stop listening to it, it was like heroin or something. Great CD."