By Henry Rollins
As a member of the seminal punk band Black Flag, Henry Rollins saved certain journey diaries that shape the root of Get within the Van. Rollins's observations diversity from the wry to the raucous during this blistering account of a six-year occupation with the band - a time marked by way of crazed enthusiasts, vicious law enforcement officials, near-starvation, substance abuse, and brain numbing all-night drives. Rollins made up our minds to revise this variation by means of including a wealth of recent photos, a brand new foreword, and an afterword to incorporate a few "where-are-they-now" info at the humans featured within the booklet. This new version comprises forty formerly unpublished black-and-white photos from Rollins's deepest assortment and express flyers by way of artist Raymond Pettibon. referred to as "a soul-frying adventure to not be undertaken via lightweights" by means of Wired journal, Get within the Van completely embodies what one critic known as the "secular gospel" of 1 of punk and post-punk's most beneficial and arguable figures.
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