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Bad Brains – Banned In D.C.: Bad Brains Greatest Riffs (2020) CD Album

Band: Bad Brains

Album: Banned In D.C.: Bad Brains Greatest Riffs

Release Date:

Music Genre: Punk Rock Reggae Roots Reggae Hardcore

Label: Caroline Records

Release Country: Europe

Record Type: 23 Tracks CD Album

American Hardcore Punk band formed in Washington, D.C. in 1977, initially as a jazz fusion ensemble called Mind Power.
The band also do many reggae and dub tracks and featured elements from funk, heavy metal or hip hop.

Classic line-up:
H.R. (Paul D. Hudson) β€” lead vocals (1978–1987, 1989–1990, 1994–1995, 1998–present), guitar (1977–1978)
Dr. Know (Gary Miller (4)) β€” guitar (1977–1995, 1998–present)
Darryl Jenifer β€” bass (1977–1995, 1998–present)
Earl Hudson β€” 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:
Sid McCray β€” lead vocals (1977–1978)
Taj Singleton β€” lead v (...)


23 Tracks
1 Pay To Cum1:31
2 I Against I2:50
3 Don't Bother Me2:31
4 I2:05
5 Regulator1:18
6 F.V.K.1:06
7 Re-Ignition4:13
8 Sailin' On1:50
9 How Low Can A Punk Get2:31
10 At The Movies2:16
11 With The Quickness2:43
12 Sacred Love3:35
13 Soul Craft3:03
14 Voyage To Infinity3:10
15 Banned In D.C.2:02
16 Big Takeover2:51
17 Joshua's Song0:34
18 I And I Survive5:16
19 The Meek3:35
20 I Luv I Jah6:34
21 The Prophet's Eye4:23
22 Riot Squad2:25
Video I Against I

Track 1 taken from the "Pay To Cum!" 7" (Bad Brains Records). Recorded 1979, NYC. Released 1980.

Master source: analog vinyl.

Tracks 2 & 20 taken from "Omega Sessions" (Victory Records). Recorded 1980, released 1998.

Master source: analog safety. recorded at Omega Studios. Licensed courtesy of Victory records.

Tracks 3, 5 & 9 taken from "Black Dots" (Caroline Records). Recorded 1979, released 1995.

Master source: analog vinyl from digital master. Engineered at Inner Ear Studios, Arlington, VA. Mixed at Applehead Recording, Woodstock. Mastered at Masterdisk, NYC. Produced by Kim Kane for Skip Groff.

Tracks 4 & 6 taken from "Bad Brains" - aka The ROIR Cassette. (ROIR). Recorded 1981, released 1982.

Master source: CD. Recorded at 171 Avenue A, NYC. Licensed courtesy of ROIR.

Tracks 7 & 12 taken from "I Against I" (SST Records). Recorded 1986, released 1987.

Master source: analog vinyl. Recorded at Long View farm, MA and Soundworks, NYC. Mastered at Masterdisk, NYC. Licensed courtesy of SST Records.

Track 12: HR vocal overdub from D.C. jail via phone line to Soundworks, NYC.

Tracks 8, 10, 15, 17 & 19 taken from "Rock For Light" (Caroline Records). Recorded 1982, released 1983.

Master source: analog vinyl. Produced at Synchro Sound, Boston. Mastered at 52nd St. Studios (Precision), LA.

Tracks 11, 13, 14 & 21 taken from "Quickness" (Caroline Records). Recorded 1988-1989, released 1989.

Master source: analog vinyl. Recorded at Media Sound, NYC and Sigma Sound, NYC. Mixed at Sigma Sound. Mastered at Masterdisk, NYC.

Track 16 taken from the album "The Youth Are Getting Restless (Live At The Paradiso, Amsterdam, 1987)" (Caroline Records). Recorded 1987, released 1990.

Master source: analog vinyl. Recorded at The Paradiso, Amsterdam by VPRO. Mixed at AXIS Sound, NYC.

Track 18, "I and I Survive" (12" single mix) taken from "I And I Survive" 12" (Important Records). Recorded 1982, released 1982.

Master source: analog vinyl. Engineered at Synchro Sound, Boston. Vocals recorded at No Evil Studios, DC. Mastered at Frankfort/Wayne Lab, NYC.

Track 22 unreleased master. Recorded 1981, released 2003.

24 track master (15 ips/no dolby). Recorded at Unicorn, LA. Mixed at Applehead Recording, Woodstock, NY, March 2003.

Enchanced CD "Flash" video track: Filmed at The Living Room, Providence Rhode island, 1987.

Video licensed courtesy of Paul Rachman. Audio licensed courtesy of Victory Records.

This compilation (P)&(C)2003 Caroline Records, Inc.

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