40 Greatest Punk Albums of All Time

The riot-starters and two-chord wonders that blew rock wide open

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Black Flag, 'Damaged' (1981)
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8. Black Flag, 'Damaged' (1981)

"We! Are tired! Of your abuse! Try to stop us! It's! No uuuuuuse!" Black Flag walked it like they talked it, perfecting the L.A. hardcore form, with Greg Ginn's demented guitar and Henry Rollins' muscle-bound toxic rage. Damaged got them mixed up with a major label, which refused to release it and denounced it as "an anti-parent record." Which it is — not to mention anti-cop, anti-TV, anti-beer and, what else you got?

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