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Family Man (Black Flag album)

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Released  September 1984
Family Man (1984)  Slip It In (1984)
Release date  September 1984
Producers  Henry Rollins, Spot
Length  33:26
Artist  Black Flag
Label  SST Records
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Recorded  December 1983, June 1984
Genres  Hardcore punk, Spoken word, Jazz fusion, Experimental rock, Instrumental rock
Similar  Black Flag albums, Spoken word albums, Other albums

Black flag family man full album

Family Man is the third full-length album released by the American hardcore punk band Black Flag in 1984. It is unique in that one side features spoken-word tracks by vocalist Henry Rollins and the other side mainly features instrumental tracks. "Armageddon Man" is the only track on the album in which Rollins and the instruments are together. It is also (along with The Process of Weeding Out) one of the most divisive works of Black Flag's career. The album's half spoken-word and half jazz fusion heavy metal style was startling to many Black Flag fans, already surprised by the direction of the preceding album, My War. However, despite alienating many fans, the record has attained a cult status over the years, particularly with fans of jazz and experimental rock.


Track listing

All songs written by Henry Rollins, except where noted.

Side A

  1. "Family Man" – 1:17
  2. "Salt on a Slug" – 1:30
  3. "Hollywood Diary" – 0:32
  4. "Let Your Fingers Do the Walking" – 2:30
  5. "Shed Reading (Rattus Norvegicus)" – 1:23
  6. "No Deposit - No Return" – 0:40
  7. "Armageddon Man" (Ginn/Rollins) – 9:12

Side B

  1. "Long Lost Dog of It" (Ginn/Roessler/Stevenson) – 2:03
  2. "I Won't Stick Any of You Unless and Until I Can Stick All of You!" (Ginn) – 5:48
  3. "Account for What?" (Ginn) – 4:18
  4. "The Pups Are Doggin' It" (Ginn/Roessler/Stevenson) – 4:13


  • Henry Rollins - vocals
  • Greg Ginn - guitar
  • Kira Roessler - bass
  • Bill Stevenson - drums
  • Raymond Pettibon - Artwork
  • Songs

    1Family Man1:21
    2Salt on a Slug1:33
    3Hollywood Diary0:36


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