Henry does not appreciate a jealous, possessive partner.Henry Rollins feels comfortable in an atmosphere that is open and experimental, and he has little taste for convention and tradition.C., on February 13, 1961, Henry Rollins is regarded as a punk rock icon for his work with Black Flag and the Rollins Band. Rollins's mother taught him how to read before he entered school.
That’s because a younger me would have idolized Bratmobile’s Allison Wolfe, Bikini Kill’s Kathleen Hanna or any number of artists who played brash, angry punk that echoed my feminist sensibilities.
Instead, I focused my fascination on a short, hypermasculine loudmouth who had issues with rage and even bigger issues with women.
He wouldn't be elevated to the punk icon status he's held for over three decades, let alone the subversive teen idol for a girl entering high school, which is exactly how things worked out.
In that same hypothetical, fair world, a 14-year-old me wouldn’t have worn out her End of Silence cassette because she wouldn’t even own an End of Silence cassette.
It is almost as if he could turn his feelings on and off at will; Henry should be careful not to leave the switch "off" too often, for he could easily become too impersonal.
Family relationships and attachments are not as important to him as they are to most people and Rollins often considers his friends closer to him than his blood relatives.
He’d be the eternally single and eternally disgruntled gym teacher who wore shorts all year round and worked primarily in boys’ military schools.
Any line from the song “Low Self Opinion” off of the 1992 Rollins Band album End of Silence sounds like it could be shouted at a sulking 8th grade boy after he was picked last for a team in gym class.
In the books he put out on his 2.13.61 label, Rollins' anecdotes about women are generally confined to the nameless one that damaged him early on, ruining him for love entirely or casual sexual encounters with nameless women.