Slip It In is the fourth studio album by the American hardcore punk band Black Flag, released in 1984 on SST Records. Slip It In is an extension of the sound Black Flag utilized on its second album My War: heavy, cathartic, intense, dense and progressive. At this point, Black Flag was considered by many to be one of the leading bands of the American punk scene. The album pursued the newer, lengthier song arrangements that Black Flag would develop until its demise.
Black Flag is an American punk rock band formed in 1976 in Hermosa Beach, California. Initially called Panic, the band was established by Greg Ginn, the guitarist, primary songwriter, and sole continuous member through multiple personnel changes in the band. They are widely considered to be one of the first hardcore punk bands as well as one of the pioneers of post-hardcore. After breaking up in 1986, Black Flag reunited in 2003 and again in 2013.
Black Flag had already created the platonic ideal of hardcore with their first three albums, but with Slip It In they proved that no labels could contain them. The title track and "Black Coffee" really get the mosh pit going, with guitarist and chief songwriter Greg Ginn adding new elements of sludge metal and jazz into the high-speed maelstrom. My Ghetto" attacks from unexpected angles, while the instrumental "Obliteration" slows things way down, letting Ginn’s sinister riffs crawl all over his victims. Slip It In Black Flag.
Band Name Black Flag. Album Name Slip It In. Type Album. Released date December 1984. Labels SST. Produced by Greg Ginn. Members owning this album3. 1. Slip It In. 06:17.
This album has an average beat per minute of 146 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 95/202 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. BPM Profile Slip It In. Album starts at 95BPM, ends at 95BPM (+0), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Black Flag 2013.
Aggressive Brash Energetic Exciting Intense Menacing Rambunctious Rousing Swaggering Tough Uncompromising Urgent Visceral Volatile Angry Angst-Ridden Cathartic Confrontational Harsh Hostile Nihilistic Provocative. Slip It In followed My War almost immediately, and while a bit better (fewer mega-volume angst drones), the band still wanders a bit, experimenting with expanding the breadth of hardcore into a newer hard rock/punk sound. This is especially true of Greg Ginn's guitar playing, which was becoming increasingly avant-garde and exciting. Rather than simply coughing up one clichéd solo after another, he wandered harmolodically up and down the fretboard as a jazz player like Blood Ulmer would, making the material more interesting than what most Black Flag-influenced bands were playing
The album essentially is a perfect image of everything that was building in Black Flag. Henry Rollins was starting to take a more prominent role as a lyricist and singer, Greg Ginn’s guitar playing took a turn for the more avant-garde and jazzy side of metal, The sludginess of My War was combined with the furiousity of Damaged and the oddity of Family Man, and the lyrics just kept on getting more serious and self-loathing . It is definitely essential listening for those who are fans of the band and even for those who simply like sludgy and bone-crushing hardcore.