The Process of Weeding Out
|The Process of Weeding Out|
|Genre||Hardcore punk, free jazz, instrumental rock, punk jazz|
|Producer||Greg Ginn, Bill Stevenson, David Tarling|
|Black Flag chronology|
|All About Jazz||Positive|
One of the most potent realizations of Ginn's fascination with the avant-garde, The Process of Weeding Out is described by critic Chris True of Allmusic as "an interesting document of Greg Ginn's development from high-speed guitar 'sculptor' to one of the few punk artists to embrace 12-tone experimental music." Robert Palmer of The New York Times described the album as "what jazz-rock could have become if the best of the musicians who first crossbred jazz improvising with rock's sonic fire power had followed their most creative impulses."
The back cover has a quote from guitarist Greg Ginn, reading, in part: "...even though this record may communicate certain feelings, emotions, and ideas to some, I have faith that cop-types with their strictly linear minds and stick-to-the-rules mentality don't have the ability to decipher the intuitive contents of this record."
All songs by Greg Ginn, except where noted.
- "Your Last Affront" – 9:39
- "Screw the Law" – 2:24
- True, Chris. "Allmusic review". Allmusic. Retrieved September 10, 2012.
- Jazz, All About. "Black Flag: Black Flag: Family Man & The Process of Weeding Out". All About Jazz.
- Gentile, John (February 13, 2017). "Black Flag - The Process of Weeding Out [EP]". Punknews.org. Retrieved June 8, 2019.
- Palmer, Robert (February 23, 1986). "Black Flag Adds A Soupcon of Sophistication to Punk Rock". The New York Times. Retrieved June 8, 2019.