Henry Rollins Songs Ranked

Henry Lawrence Garfield (born February 13, 1961), known professionally as Henry Rollins, is an American singer, actor, presenter, comedian, and activist. He hosts a weekly radio show on KCRW, is a regular columnist for Rolling Stone Australia and was a regular columnist for LA Weekly. After performing in the short-lived band State of Alert in 1980, Rollins fronted the California hardcore punk band Black Flag from 1981 to 1986. Following the band’s breakup, he established the record label and publishing company 2.13.61 to release his spoken word albums, and formed the Rollins Band, which toured with a number of lineups from 1987 to 2003 (and again in 2006). Rollins has hosted numerous radio shows, such as Harmony in My Head on Indie 103, and television shows such as The Henry Rollins Show, 120 Minutes, and Jackass. He had recurring dramatic roles in the second season of Sons of Anarchy, in the final seasons of the animated series The Legend of Korra as Zaheer, and has also had roles in several films. He has campaigned for various political causes in the United States, including the promotion of LGBT rights, World Hunger Relief, the West Memphis Three, and an end to all war. Here are all of Henry Rollins’s songs ranked.

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8. I Have Come to Kill You (I Have Come to Kill You, 1987)

“Hank’s first solo recording away from Black Flag, he seems a little unsure of himself vocally here when handling cover tunes..trying to imitate the vocal stylings of the original rather than making it his own..something that he’d quickly correct soon afterwards. The material is quite good here and the playing is much hotter than the last few Flag releases although not the jazz/metal that the Rollins Band would specialize in later on.”

7. Illumination (Get Some Go Again, 2000)

“I never paid much attention to the lyrics of songs in contrast to the instruments being used. But when i discovered Henry Rollins and his band i couldnt do otherwise.He is truly the only one who provokes me go and hunt the meaning of each song’s lyrics.”

6. E.O.S. (Come In and Burn, 1997)

“Rollins Band music really helps me through my life. This song…every time something I had with other people…a romantic relationship, a professional one…a friendship…whatever…I feel like I can’t take it. I sense how off the relationship is and I know…it’s the end…of something. You don’t really hear much of that feeling in music. But this is right on point. It’s like the crux of a life moment.”

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5. Burned Beyond Recognition (Life Time, 1987)

“Takes me back to when i began ‘informing’ my own musical tastes, via the local indie music stores versus the crap played on FM radio. bought Rollins’ ‘Lifetime’ album on a whim and because i’d purchased End Of The Silence and dug it. This song is the gem on the ‘Lifetime’ album.”

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4. Kick Out the Jams (Pump Up the Volume, 1990)

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3. Disconnect (Weight, 1994)

“Weight from Rollins Band is a good album. With songs such as: Liar, and Disconnect demonstrate why Lead singer: Henry Rollins is a loud, in your face vocalist. If you are a fan of Hard Rock/Heavy Metal, I would recommend this album to any Metal Head.”

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2. Low Self Opinion (The End of Silence, 1992)

“The singer is talking to a specific person who is insecure, and he’s breaking them down so they can learn & build themselves up in a healthier way. This song is ike a psychological diagnose screamed from the top of the lungs.”

1. Liar (Weight, 1994)

“Weight (1994) is the defining album for Henry Rollins and the Rollins Band. The former Black Flag frontman hit creative gold with this hard-hitting hardcore alternative metal heavyweight. Energy. Anger. Creativity. Hatred. Lyrical. Intelligent. Powerful. Rollins is a master of funk-rock-metal driven hardcore. His music deserves a sub-genre of its own. Weight was released to rave reviews and is, to date, their most commercially successful album – not that Rollins cares about the success.”