186 definitions by Black Flag

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A very big person, normally male who is as broad as he is tall yet carries very little fat. Not the sort of person you would willingly upset.

Term comes from the large brick built outside toilets once common in working class areas of the UK.
I ain't gonna mess with him, he's a bleedin' brick shithouse.
by black flag June 07, 2004

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A southern US rock band, famed for the track 'Freebird', but show a depth and insight that is sadly overlooked by many

see also Lynyrd Skynyrd Hat
The Ballad of Curtis Lowe is a classic example of Skynyrd at their best.
by black flag June 02, 2004

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A blood sucking vermin that drains strenght from it's host
The British royal family are the worlds most active group of parasites.
by black flag June 05, 2004

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tea
A british obsession

Us brits have more words for tea than eskimos have for snow.
Tea, char, brew, rosey, cuppa.... the list really is endless.
by black flag June 05, 2004

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UK usage

1) Something that's flawed or faulty

2) To duff up, to assault, beat up etc
He sold me a duff DVD so I duffed him up.
by black flag May 31, 2004

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New Wave Of British Heavy Metal

A movement in British rock. To get the full picture you have to understand that the 1976/77 punk explosion drove a lot of mainstream rock bands underground, many of them didn't survive. However the fanbase remained and in pubs and clubs in working class areas such as East London, Newcastle on Tyne and the West Midlands new bands started to form taking on the musician ship of the older 'dinosaur' rock outfits, but using the new punk method of doing things; brash attitudes, agressive sounds, self management / control etc.

The punk movement in the UK started to run out of steam as a mainstream musical form in the summer of 1979 and the new metal bands started to emerge from the pubs and clubs. Early examples were Saxon, Magnum and Raven. They were joined in 1980 by acts that were to become household names - Iron Maiden, Def Leppard etc.

NWOBHM was a very broad church that embrassed art rock (Pallas / Haze), glam (Wrathchild / Tygertailz), Early death and proto-thrash (Venom / Warfare) etc, as well as countless denim and leather bands. (Angelwitch / Demon)

The excepted period for NWOBHM is summer 1979 to autumn 1985. After this point NWOBHM became a tag to refer to bands in the Iron Maiden / Judas Preist vien (Marshall Law / Strangeways / Idol Rich)

The style has since influenced most modern forms of rock and metal.
The term was originally coined by Malcome Dome in the April '79 issue of 'Sounds' magazine.
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A musical term. A stroke in drumming where the stick is whipped down hard on the rim of the snare drum to give a resounding smack.
Man have you heard Cozy Powell play. Nobody can do a rim shot like him.
by Black Flag May 28, 2004

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