Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Chuck Dukowski

Mr. Chuck Dukowski, co-founder of SST Records, songwriter and bassist for Black Flag and Wurm, and a tireless purveyor and promoter of original American rock music, is also a fascinating photographic subject.

Black Flag was an incredibly violent sounding band, yet in almost every photograph released of them playing, Chuck Dukowski has the most innocent grin on his face.

The more I listen to Black Flag's song, "Jealous Again," which clocks in at 1:52, I can't think of anything you could add to it.

Like a mutation of the Byrds' "Eight Miles High" with the Ramones' "I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You," it is the perfect radio single.

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