Monday, August 17, 2009
RAISE THE FLAG Pt. II: Ray Pettibon
Okay...Black Flag tribute...done...but I forgot to mention one of the most important details surrounding this great band...something that helped make them such an unforgettable/undeniable presence...the artwork. Courtesy of Greg Ginn's brother, and original Black Flag bassist (when they were known as PANIC), Raymond Pettibon.
Not much to say except the images he created scarred the brain. They yelled through your head. Even his most seemingly tame pieces discharged a disturbing tension onto the visual palate. This was a perfect marriage for the band's "scraping at the bottom" content.
Some more favorites: