In My Head (album)

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In My Head
Black Flag - In My Head cover.jpg
Studio album by Black Flag
Released October 1985
Recorded October 1984, January 1985, March 1985
Studio Total Access Recording, Redondo Beach, California
Genre Hardcore punk, punk rock, post-hardcore, heavy metal
Length 37:12
Label SST
Producer Greg Ginn, Bill Stevenson, David Tarling
Black Flag chronology
The Process of Weeding Out
(1985)
In My Head
(1985)
Minuteflag
(1986)

In My Head is the sixth studio album by American band Black Flag. It was released in 1985 on SST Records, and was their final studio album before their breakup in 1986. The CD reissue adds three of the four songs that later appeared on the I Can See You EP, replicating the original 1985 cassette release which came out concurrent to the LP.

After building a reputation for confrontational hardcore punk, late-era Black Flag turned to a more experimetal, heavy metal-inflected sound, in particular on their last two albums. Greg Ginn intended In My Head to be his first solo album.[1] The cover is a collage of six drawings by Raymond Pettibon.[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[3]
AbsolutePunk (very positive)[4]
Punknews 5 stars[5]

Track listing[edit]

Original vinyl issue[edit]

All songs written by Greg Ginn, except where noted.

Side A

  1. "Paralyzed" (Ginn/Rollins) – 2:39
  2. "The Crazy Girl" – 2:46
  3. "Black Love" – 2:42
  4. "White Hot" (Ginn/Rollins) – 4:59
  5. "In My Head" (Ginn/Rollins) – 4:30

Side B

  1. "Drinking and Driving" (Ginn/Rollins) – 3:16
  2. "Retired at 21" – 4:56
  3. "Society's Tease" – 6:09
  4. "It's All Up to You" – 5:14

CD reissue[edit]

All songs written by Greg Ginn, except where noted.

  1. "Paralyzed" (Ginn/Rollins) – 2:39
  2. "The Crazy Girl" – 2:46
  3. "Black Love" – 2:42
  4. "White Hot" (Ginn/Rollins) – 4:59
  5. "In My Head" (Ginn/Rollins) – 4:30
  6. "Out of This World" (Roessler/Stevenson) – 2:13
  7. "I Can See You" – 3:22
  8. "Drinking and Driving" (Ginn/Rollins) – 3:16
  9. "Retired at 21" – 4:56
  10. "Society's Tease" – 6:09
  11. "It's All Up to You" – 5:14
  12. "You Let Me Down" (Rollins/Stevenson) – 3:40

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Earles 2014, p. 43.
  2. ^ Chick 2011, p. 345.
  3. ^ Dougan, John. In My Head at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-07-01.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ [2]

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