Image for Ron Reyes Sheds Light On Black Flag Reunion – “The Seed Was Planted”

Ron Reyes Sheds Light On Black Flag Reunion – “The Seed Was Planted”

Written by Mike Hohnen on March 15, 2013

Speaking on behalf of one of the two Black Flags that have recently reunited, frontman and founding member Ron Reyes has explained that his band’s reunion was a long time in the making.

Telling Punknews.org that he and former bandmate Greg Ginn had been in and out of cahoots for years, Reyes said that he endeavoured to finally get Black Flag back together in time for a gig for his 50th birthday gig.

“I’ve been in contact with Greg off and on throughout the years,” he recalled. “I did the reunion in 1983. I wanted to do the reunion show in 2003, but I couldn’t make it. It was just not the right time and place for me. For personal reasons, I bowed out. But we kept in touch. I had a special birthday a few years ago so I called him up, and asked him if he wanted to come up, and he said ‘Yeah.’ He said, ‘I don’t really like to do that old stuff.’ I said ‘That’s fine. You can just hop on, play what you like… or we can play some new stuff.”

The pair opted for something fresh and, as Reyes tells it, “Two days before the show he sent me some stuff he had written. We tried playing one of the songs live, but it was a bit of a disaster. I was actually writing the lyrics the day of the show. I vowed never, ever to do a show with a piece of paper, but I was committed to doing the song and Greg was there, so I did it.”

It didn’t take long for the lyrics to get lost under a foldback wedge and, having only jammed out the songs twice before, that spelled trouble, yet Reyes still insisted, “It was great. It was totally in the spirit of the music. The seed was planted and from there we started communicating and sharing ideas back and forth, sharing demos and that eventually moved into a full new album.”

Reyes also confirmed that there is a brand-new album on its way, assuring us that, “It’s all recorded, more or less. There’s a few little touch-ups and some mixing and that’s it.”

The other Black Flag band currently doing the rounds sees Keith Morris once again take the reigns.

Join Music Feeds on Facebook

More On Music Feeds

Music Videos

FIDLAR – Leave Me Alone

FIDLAR have just released the official lyric video for Leave Me Alone, the fourth track to be released off their forthcoming album Too.

Features

12 Legit Celebs Taylor Swift Might Bring Out On Her Australian Tour

Ok, yes we’ve all had a lot of fun coming up with whacky ideas on who Taylor Swift could bring out on stage with her when she heads down under for the Aussie leg of her insanely talked about 1989 World Tour.

News

Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry Discusses Battle With Misogynistic Trolls On UK TV

All around legend Lauren Mayberry of CHVRCHES‘ has for a good while now been standing up to the grossly rampant misogyny that women in the public eye tend to face.

Music Videos

Gin Wigmore – ‘Written In The Water’ (VEVO Originals)

New Zealand’s very own Gin Wigmore has released video of a special VEVO Originals performance of her recent single Written In The Water, which appears on her newly-released third studio album, Blood To Bone.

News

Ratatat Announce Meredith Sideshows

Ratatat have just announced a run of Australian east coast shows alongside their upcoming appearances at The 25th Meredith Music Festival and Fairgrounds Festival in Berry NSW.

Features

Are These The 10 Most Popular Acts In The World Right Now?

With music streaming services now dominating the global music market, the huge amounts of data created by the likes of Spotify, SoundCloud and YouTube say a lot about which artists we’re listening to the most.

Around the web

This May Also Interest You