Black on Black: A Tribute to Black Flag

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Black on Black: A Tribute to Black Flag
Cover of the original Initial Records release.
Compilation album by
various artists
ReleasedOctober 8, 2002 (2002-10-08)
GenreHardcore punk, metalcore, mathcore
LabelInitial, ReIgnition
Alternative cover
Cover of the 2006 ReIgnition Recordings version.

Black on Black: A Tribute to Black Flag is a tribute album to the defunct American hardcore punk band Black Flag. The album, released through Initial Records on October 8, 2002,[1] compiles covers which were originally released as a series of four 7-inch singles.[2][3] After Initial Records went out of business in 2004, Black on Black was later reissued through ReIgnition Recordings on March 14, 2006 with six new cover songs.[4][5]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic (2002 version)[1]
Allmusic (2006 version)[5] (2006 version)[6]

Track listing[edit]

All songs originally written and recorded by Black Flag.

Initial Records version (2002)
1."Depression"American Nightmare2:18
2."Life of Pain"Anodyne2:55
3."Drinking and Driving"Burnt by the Sun3:15
4."Jealous Again"Coalesce2:25
5."Annihilate This Week"Converge4:18
6."Damaged, Parts I & II"The Dillinger Escape Plan4:55
7."Nervous Breakdown"The Hope Conspiracy1:56
8."Police Story/Wasted"Planes Mistaken for Stars2:31
9."Six Pack"Playing Enemy4:13
ReIgnition Recordings version (2006)
1."Rise Above"Most Precious Blood2:00
2."Black Coffee"Zao4:20
3."My War"Bleeding Through3:38
4."I've Heard It Before"The Black Dahlia Murder1:45
5."Spray Paint the Walls"Remembering Never0:38
6."Loose Nut"Drowningman2:16
7."Depression"American Nightmare2:18
8."Life of Pain"Anodyne2:56
9."Drinking and Driving"Burnt by the Sun3:16
10."Jealous Again"Coalesce2:25
11."Annihilate This Week"Converge4:19
12."Damaged, Parts I & II"The Dillinger Escape Plan4:57
13."Nervous Breakdown"The Hope Conspiracy1:57
14."Police Story/Wasted"Planes Mistaken for Stars2:32
15."Six Pack"Playing Enemy4:13


  • John A. – guitar
  • Kurt Ballou – producer, engineer, mixing
  • Dean Baltulonis – engineer
  • Brian Benoit – guitar
  • Tim Cossar – producer
  • Demian – backing vocals
  • John Golden – mastering
  • Jason Hellmann – photography
  • Mike Hill – guitar, vocals
  • The Hope Conspiracy – mixing
  • Scott C. Kinkade – photography
  • John McKaig – photography
  • Mickey O – vocals
  • Teddy P. – bass
  • Ryan Patterson – liner notes, layout design
  • Chris Pennie – drums
  • Chris Pierce – engineer
  • Matt Pike – booking
  • Playing Enemy – producer
  • Greg Puciato – vocals
  • Ed Rose – engineer
  • Josh Scott – bass
  • Joel Stallings – drums
  • Ben Weinman – guitar
  • Liam Wilson – bass
  • Jacob Bannon - vocals


  1. ^ a b Kellman, Andy. "Black on Black: A Tribute to Black Flag (2002)". Allmusic. Retrieved September 20, 2009.
  2. ^ Gramlich, Chris (July 1, 2003). "Various Black on Black: A Tribute To Black Flag". Exclaim!. Retrieved May 14, 2023.
  3. ^ "Various Artists Black On Black: A Tribute To Black Flag". Lambgoat. June 7, 2006. Retrieved May 14, 2023.
  4. ^ Orzeck, Kurt (March 14, 2006). "New Releases: E-40, Fall Out Boy, DMC, Hard-Fi, 'Block Party' Soundtrack & More". MTV. Retrieved September 20, 2009.
  5. ^ a b Christopher Monger, James. "Black on Black: A Tribute to Black Flag (2006)". Allmusic. Retrieved September 20, 2009.
  6. ^ Paul, Aubin. "Review: Black on Black: A Tribute to Black Flag (reissue)". Retrieved September 20, 2009.