GV30: Black Flag, Descendents, the Vandals - Santa Monica Civic Auditorium - 12/18/11
|Joe Escalante of The Vandals|
And then it was finally time for Black Flag. Earlier, it was clear that the bands were giddy with the news; they could barely contain themselves from spilling the beans during their sets. (They dropped all kinds of hints.) In any case, Keith Morris walked out, looking intense. On drums was Bill Stevenson and on guitar was Stephen Egerton from the Descendents. Morris' dreads started to fly as they performed their "Nervous Breakdown" single, the whole 7" EP released under SST that also included "Fix Me" on side A and "I've Had It" and "Wasted" on Side B. Their sound? Just as fucken bad ass as you'd imagine.
Unfortunately, that was it. The crowd started to boo after they left; they wanted more than just those four songs, of course. Keith Morris came back onstage to diffuse the situation, explaining that they only had time rehearse those songs. What a nice guy!
Descendents review below.