75. Black Flag

A lot of people have criticized the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for its perceived bias towards Punk Rock. There may be something to that, but at the present the wave of West Coast Punk Rockers have no inductee. X would be our best guess, but if Black Flag were to be that representative, it would not be a surprise.   X may have been more critically acclaimed, but Black Flag may have been a more symbolic representation of the Punk scene in Los Angeles. Their Hardcore Punk sound flirted with Metal and with a verbal assault as edgy as their guitars, few bands ever sounded as fierce. Their ace in the hole may be the charismatic Henry Rollins, who has developed a larger than life personality and as such could propel Black Flag into an induction over other Punk bands that may be equally (or more) deserving.         [FilmStrip][/Filmstrip]The Bullet Points:   Eligible Since: 2003   Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Los Angeles, CA)   Nominated In: Never   Why They Will Get In: Their respect factor is still growing.   Why They Won’t Get In: They may be behind other Punk acts.   Essential Albums: Damaged (1981) My War (1984) Slip It In (1984)   Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: Rise Above (From Damaged, 1981) Six Pack (From Damaged, 1981) T.V. Party (From Damaged, 1981) Beat My Head Against the Wall (From My War, 1984) Black Coffee (From Slip It In, 1984) {acepolls 119}

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