Henry Rollins has become a celebrity in several arenas, ranging
from spoken-word performances, movie roles, even the occasional
stand-up comedy appearance, and of course as vocalist in the
seminal punk flag Black Flag in the eighties.
He formed the Rollins Band shortly following his tenure in
Black Flag, and following a few low-key releases in the late
nineties, started to get the ball rolling with 1992's
The End Of Silence, the band's breakthrough album following
a stint on the initial Lollapalooza tour the previous year.
The band was still riding high in 1997, but following that year's
Come In And Burn album and tour, musical differences between Rollins
and the others flared, and eventually all but Rollins left the band.
Undaunted, Rollins found replacements
(actually, the three new members were, and still are, an established
Los Angeles band themselves, by the name of Mother Superior)
and continued on, with Get Some Go Again being the first of
several releases by Rollins Band Mk II.
The Rollins Band has never been a metal band in the traditional sense,
rather they are an inventive hard rock band, with Rollins'
predictably thought-provoking lyrics and punk ethos being the
focal point of the band but by no means the only reason to listen
to the band, as Rollins has (past and present) surrounded himself
with talented musicians.
The most well-received of their albums appear to be the mid-period
trio of The End Of Silence,
Come In And Burn.