Original Black Flag setlist, handwritten by bassist Chuck Dukowski, circa 1982 / 1983

N.p. N.p., Circa 1982 / 1983. Original setlist, executed in holograph marker in the distinctive hand of bassist, songwriter, and founding Black Flag member, Chuck Dukowski, circa 1982-1983. Authenticated as being Dukowski's hand, and loosely dated by Henry Rollins, the 19 song setlist features songs Black Flag had in heavy rotation in the summer of 1982, around the time of the release of their fourth EP "TV Party" (released July 12, 1982). Full provenance available, with a letter clearly asserting Rollins' estimation of the setlist date and confirmation that it was written by Dukowski.

A setlist from what was arguably the band's most important year. Notorious for frequent personnel changes, Black Flag at the time featured Henry Rollins on vocals, Greg Ginn on lead guitar, Dez Cadena on rhythm guitar, Dukowski on bass, and Emil Johnson on drums. Johnson quit in mid-1982 and was replaced by Chuck Biscuits, and Biscuits was then replaced in early 1983 by Bill Stevenson.

Inspired by the Stooges and the Ramones, Black Flag was one of the foundational hardcore bands of the 1970s and 1980s. Founded under the name Panic in 1976 by guitarist and primary songwriter Greg Ginn, the only sole continuous member, and vocalist Keith Morris in Hermosa Beach, California, the band had difficulty at first finding a bassist and drummer amenable to Ginn's rigorous work ethic. In 1977 Chuck Dukowski, of the band Wurm, and drummer Brian Migdol joined, marking the first official incarnation of the band, and in December of that year held their first performance. They changed the name to Black Flag in 1978, suggested by Ginn's brother, artist Raymand Pettibon, who designed the band's iconic four black bars logo (as well as flyers and several album covers), to avoid confusion with another band named Panic.

The band went through numerous personnel changes over the years, featuring numerous figures pivotal to the hardcore scene, including Henry Rollins, Keith Morris, Dez Cadena, Bill Stevenson, Chuck Biscuits, Raymond Pettibon, and others. Black Flag broke up in 1986, reunited in 2003 and 2013, and have released seven studio, and two live albums.

8.5 x 11 inches. Very Good plus, with light wear, previously folded horizontally and vertically, with small chip and closed tear to bottom with bruising to verso, and small closed tear at top. Remarkably good condition for a Black Flag setlist of any period.


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