500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Black Flag, 'Damaged'

340. Black Flag, 'Damaged'

SST, 1981

MCA Records refused to release this, denouncing it as "immoral" and "anti-parent." High praise, but Black Flag lived up to it, defining L.A. hardcore punk with violent guitar and the pissed-off scream of Henry Rollins, especially on "TV Party" and "Rise Above." Punks still listen to Damaged, and parents still hate it.

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