Saturday, September 18, 2010

Bad Brains: DoTM

Bad Brains is a punk band that formed in 1977 in Washington, DC. They were originally a jazz fusion band called Mind Power but eventually developed into a hardcore punk band.

Here are some websites where you can read about them:

Bad Brains Official Website
Bad Brains MySpace
Bad Brains AllMusic site
Bad Brains Wiki page

DISCOGRAPHY

Bad Brains
Released in 1982 by ROIR.
Produced by Jay Dublee and Bad Brains.
Band lineup:
H.R. - vocals; Dr. Know - guitar; Darryl Jenifer - bass; Earl Hudson - drums.
Tracks: 15
Singles:
"Pay to Cum" "Sailin On" "Attitude" "Banned in DC" "Fearless Vampire Killers" "I Love Jah" and "Big Take Over"

Rock for Light
Released in 1983 by PVC Records.
Produced by Ric Ocasek.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 20
Singles:
"Joshua's Song" "Destroy Babylon" "At the Movies" "Riot Squad" "How Low Can a Punk Get?" "I and I Survive" "The Meek"

I Against I
Released in November 1986 by SST Records.
Produced by Ron St. Germain
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 10
Singles:
"I Against I" "Re-Ignition" "Sacred Love"
Notes:

Live
Live album released in 1988 by SST.
Produced by Bad Brains.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 13

Quickness
Released in September 1989 by Caroline Records
Produced by Ron St Germain
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 12
Singles:
"Soul Craft" "With the Quickness" "The Prophets Eye"

The Youth are Getting Restless
Live album released in 1990 by SST.
Produced by Bad Brains
No lineup changes
Tracks: 17

Spirit Electricity
Live album released in 1991 by SST
Produced by Bad Brains
No lineup changes
Tracks: 6

Rise
Released in August 1993 by Epic Records
Produced by Beau Hill
Lineup changes:
Israel Joseph I replaced H.R. on vocals and Mackie Jayson replaced Earl Hudson on drums.
Tracks: 12
Singles:
"Rise"

God of Love
Released in May 1995 by Maverick Records
Produced by Ric Ocasek
Lineup changes:
H.R. returned to vocals and Earl Hudson returned on drums.
Tracks: 12
Singles:
"God of Love"

Black Dots
Compilation album released in October 1996 by Caroline Records
Produced by Bad Brains
No lineup changes
Tracks: 16

The Omega Sessions
Released in November 1997 by Victory Records. This album contains songs recorded in their early days.
Produced by Bad Brains.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 5

Live from Maritime Hall
Live album released independently in October 2001.
Produced by Bad Brains
No lineup changes
Tracks: 15

I and I Survived
Released in November 2002 by Reggae Lounge
Produced by Darryl Jenifer and Gary Miller
Lineup changes:
H.R. does not appear on this album as there are no vocals in any of the songs.
Tracks: 12

Banned in DC
Compilation album released in 2003 by Caroline Records
Various producers
Tracks: 22

Live at CBGBs
Live album released in October 2006 by Reggae Lounge
Produced by Bad Brains
No lineup changes
Tracks: 19

Build a Nation
Released in June 2007 by Megaforce Records
Produced by Adam Yaunch
No lineup changes
Tracks: 15
Singles:
"Give Thanks and Praises" and "Jah Love"

Here are a few Bad Brain's videos for you:





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