Get In The Van: On The Road With Black Flag is Rollins’ Black Flag tour journal. He was lead singer of the California based hard-core punk band for five years: 1981 to 1986. Starvation, violence, and stress; repeat over and over again, a black comedy of success. Rollins was tormented all the time, yet manages an aloof demeanor as he describes what few of us would put up with, let alone enjoy.
I never got into Black Flag, but I was a fan of Sonic Youth, Husker Du, and The Minutemen (SST Records label mates), so it was interesting to see into the life of a marginal band: constantly touring and waiting for the big break- living day to day; fooling yourself that everything is going great, and waking up every morning knowing its a lie.