My War was released after a long period where the band could not release any albums due to a legal dispute with Unicorn Records.
The first six songs on the a-side of My War are similar to the material on 1981's Damaged, but the three songs on the b-side proved that Black Flag was moving away from the band's early, fast-paced material. The b-side songs are played at about half the pace of the band's earlier material, each clocking in at over six minutes, and display a doomy, ominous sound indebted to Black Sabbath. My War is generally cited as being a major influence on many bands in the sludge metal and grunge genres. Two of the songs featured on the album are solely written by Chuck Dukowski (My War, I Love You) though he was no longer a member of the band by this point and does not perform on the album.
Dale Nixon is a pseudonym used by Greg Ginn. He played guitar and bass on My War. The pseudonym was used again by Dave Grohl on the Buzz Osborne EP King Buzzo and by Brian Baker on Dag Nasty's 1992 reunion album Four on the Floor.
Brian Walpole. My war: an Australian commando in New Guinea and Borneo 1943-1945.(New Books)(Brief Article)(Book Review)
Sep 01, 2004; Brian Walpole. My war: An Australian commando in New Guinea and Borneo 1943-1945, ABC Books, 2004, ISBN 0 7333 1463 5, pbk,...