• Henry Rollins

Any history of American hardcore must include the quirky character known as Spot (born Glen Lockett), the unofficial house producer for SST Records during its early years. He was behind the board for some of the greatest records made by Black Flag, the Minutemen, Meat Puppets, Hüsker Dü, and St. Vitus, and also worked with non-SST punk heavies like Minor Threat and the Big Boys. He also played music himself in the brilliant Nig-Heist, who set a new standard for tastelessness in the early 80s—the group’s classic self-titled album, sometimes called Snort My Load, is part of an essential anthology of the band’s work available from Drag City.