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“Black” Rock Bands

Black has always been the color of the rebel. In the wild west, it was the cowboy in black that everyone feared, black cats are considered bad luck, black is the color of darkness, and indeed, death itself.  Black is downright dangerous! Can you picture the grim reaper in a yellow hood and cape? Or Darth Vader in a magenta helmet? I didn't think so. Rock and roll has latched onto the color black for its many dark overtones. For this playlist I've selected 40 songs by 40 bands who all use the word "black" in their name. I will leave it up to you to decide what statement each is trying to make, but I know one thing for sure -- there are more bands that use the word "black" to describe themselves than any other color. So I thought it deserved its own playlist.

This list just scratches the surface, so please let me know which "black" rock bands I've missed. And remember, I'm looking for rock bands -- country, folk, hip-hop, jazz, bluegrass and all other non-rock genres deserve their own lists.

"Black" Rock Bands

1. War Pigs - Black Sabbath

2. Red Eyes And Tears - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

3. I Got Mine - The Black Keys

4. Rise Above - Black Flag

5. Jim Dandy - Black Oak Arkansas

6. Threshold Apprehension - Frank Black

7. Everything's Coming Up Roses - Black

8. I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You - Black Kids

9. Hard To Handle - The Black Crowes

10. I Need To Know - The Black Halos

11. Nothing From Nothing - The Black Hollies

12. Summer Of Love - Black Cab

13. Hernando's Hideaway - Black Albinos

14. Margin for Terror - Black Anvil

15. Eyes Of A Stranger - Black Art

16. Eternal Ocean - Black Atmosphere

17. House of Chains - Black Betty

18. Crazy Horse - Black Label Society

19. Mad Dog - Black Lips

20. Warriors Of Time - Black Tide

21. Buried By The Blues - Black Mountain

22. Terrible Canyons Of Static - Godspeed You! Black Emperor

23. A Light So Dim - The Black Heart Procession

24. Unsatisfied - Nine Black Alps

25. By Tomorrow - Black Tambourine

26. Girl Singing In The Wreckage - Black Box Recorder

27. Born On A Day The Sun Didn't Rise - Black Moth Super Rainbow

28. White Trash Millionaire - Black Stone Cherry

29. In Dying Days - As Blood Runs Black

30. And Stars, Ringed - Blue Sky Black Death

31. I Want It All, I Want It Now - Black 'N' Blue 

32. In The Name Of The Father - Black Grape 

33. Everything Went Black - The Black Dahlia Murder

34. The Gypsy - Black Widow

35. Backpedal - None More Black

36. Equiem, Kyrie - Virgin Black

37. Nefarian Triangle - Black Cobra

38. Visions of Gehenna - Black Pyramid

39. Prologue - Black Arrow

40. Wash It Away - Black Lab

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