Band: Bad Brains
Album: Bad Brains
Release Date: April 1996
Music Genre: Punk Rock Reggae Hardcore
Label: ROIR USA
Release Country: United States
Record Type: 16 Tracks CD
American rock band formed in Washington, D.C. in 1977, widely regarded as the pioneers of hardcore punk. They are also an adept reggae band, while later recordings featured elements of other genres like funk, heavy metal, hip hop and soul. Bad Brains are followers of the Rastafari movement. Originally formed as a jazz fusion ensemble under the name Mind Power. Classic line-up: H.R. (Paul D. Hudson) — lead vocals (1978–1987, 1989–1990, 1994–1995, 1998–present), guitar (1977–1978) Dr. Know (Gary Miller (4)) — guitar (1977–1995, 1998–present) Darryl Jenifer — bass (1977–1995, 1998–present) Earl Hudson — drums, percussion (1977–1987, 1989–1990, 1994–1995, 1998–present) The original line up broke up many times and some musicians replaced H.R. and Earl Hudson:
|2||Don't Need It||1:07|
|5||Banned In D.C.||2:12|
|9||Fearless Vampire Killers||1:07|
|11||Big Take Over||2:57|
|12||Pay To Cum||1:25|
|14||I Luv I Jah||6:22|
Recorded at 171-A Studios, N.Y.C.,
during August, September and October 1981,
except "Pay To Cum", "I Luv I Jah" and "Jah Calling Dub"
Recorded live at 171-A on May 16, 1981.
Track 16 is not written in the tracklisting.