Saturday, November 10, 2012

Bad Brains: Discography of the Moment


Bad Brains is a punk rock band that started in 1977 in Washington, D.C. Originally a jazz fusion group forceful called Mind Power, Bad Brains developed into something else entirely and become one of the first bands to play hardcore punk, a very fast and intense version of punk rock music. Bad Brains were different than most hardcore punk rock bands though in that their riffs and their music in general was more complicated than what other hardcore punk bands played.

BAND LINKS:

Bad Brains Official Website
Bad Brains MySpace page
Bad Brains Facebook page
Bad Brains Wikipedia article
Bad Brains @ All Music
Bad Brains @ last.fm
Follow Bad Brains on Twitter

DISCOGARPHY:

Pay To Cum!
Released in 1980 by Bad Brains Records
Produced by Jimmi Quid
Band lineup:
H.R. - vocals; Dr Know - guitar; Darryl Jenifer - bass; Earl Hudson - drums
Tracks: 2
Pay to Cum. Stay Close To Me

Bad Brains
Released in 1982 by ROIR Records
Produced by Jay Dublee and Bad Brains
No band lineup changes
Tracks: 15
Sailin On. Don't Need It. Attitude. The Regulator. Banned in DC. Jah Calling. Supertouch. Leaving Babylon. Fearless Vampire Killers. I. Big Take Over. Pay to Cum. Right Brigade. I Love Jah. Intro.

Rock for Light
Released in 1984 by PVC Records; Re-issued in 1991 by Caroline Records
Produced by Ric Ocasek
No band lineup changes
Tracks: 17
Coptic Times. Attitude. We Will Not. Sailin On. Rally Round Jah Throne. Right Brigade. FVK. Riot Squad. The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth. Joshua's Song. Banned in DC. How Low Can a Punk Get? Big Takeover. I and I Survive. Destroy Babylon. Rock for Light. At the Movies.

I Against I
Released in 1986 by SST Records
Produced by Ron Saint Germain
No band lineup changes
Tracks: 10
Intro. I Against I. House of Suffering. Re-Ignition. Secret 77. Let Me Help.. She's Calling You. Sacred Love. Hired Gun. Return to Heaven.

Live
Live album released in 1988 by SST
Produced by Phil Burnett
No band lineup changes
Tracks: 14
Includes a cover of The Beatles "Day Tripper"

Attitude - The Roir Sessions
Released in 1989 by In-Effect Records
Produced by Bad Brains and Jay Dublee
No band lineup changes
Tracks: 15
This was essentially a re-issue of the 1982 self-titled album

Quickness
Released in 1989 by Caroline Records
Produced by Ron St Germain
Earl Hudson left the band and althoug he was still credited on the album, Mackie Jayson played drums on all of the songs
Tracks: 12
Soul Craft. Voyage Into Infinity. The Messengers. With the Quickness. Gene Machine/Don't Bother Me. Don't Blow Bubbles. Sheba. Yout Juice. No Conditions. Silent Tears. The Prophet's Eye. Endtro.

Pay To Cum
Released in 1990 by Caroline
Produced by Ron St Germain
No band lineup changes
Tracks: 2
Pay To Cum. At the Movies.

Bad Brains / Black Market Baby
Split album released in 1990 by Y&T Records
Produced by Kim Kane
No band lineup changes
Tracks: 2 (total) 1 (Bad Brains)
Don't Bother Me

The Youth Are Getting Restless
Live album released in 1990 by SST
No band lineup changes; This was recorded in 1987 so Earl Hudson was still playing drums for the band
Tracks: 17

Spirit Electricity
Live album released in 1991 by SST
No band lineup changes; Recorded in 1988 when Earl Hudson was still playing with them
Tracks: 6

Rise
Released in 1993 by Epic Records
Produced by Beau Hill
Band lineup changes:
HR left the band and was replaced on vocals by Israel Joseph; Mackie Jayson officially becomes their permanent drummer, replacing Ernie Hudson
Tracks: 12
Rise. Miss Freedom. Unidentified. Love is the Answer. Free. Hair. Coming in Numbers. Yes Jah. Take Your Time. Peace of Mind. Without You. Outro.

Love Is The Answer - The Remixes
Released in 1993 by Epic
Produced by Beau Hill
No band lineup changes
Tracks: 4
Love Is the Answer (radio mix). Love Is the Answer (dancehall mix). Love Is the Answer (quiet storm). Love Is the Answer.

God of Love
Released in 1995 by Maverick Records
Produced by Ric Ocasek
Band lineup changes:
H.R. returned on vocals and Ernie Hudson returned on drums
Tracks: 12
Cool Mountaineer. Justice Keepers. Long Time. Rights of a Child. God of Love. Overs the Water. Darling I Need You. To the Heavens. Thank Jah. Big Fun. How I Love Thee.

Black Dots
Compilation album released in 1996 by Caroline
Produced by Bad Brains
Tracks: 16

The Omega Sessions
Compilation album released in 1997 by Victory Records
Tracks: 5

Bad Brains Reunion Live From Maritime Hall
Live album released in 2001 by 2b1 Multimedia
No band lineup changes
Tracks: 15

Banned in D.C.
Compilation album released in 2001 by Deny Everything
Tracks: 48

I And I Survived
Released in 2002 by Reggae Lounge
Produced by Darryl Jenifer and Gary Miller
No band lineup changes
Tracks: 12
Comprised of newly recorded versions of songs from their older catalog.

Live at CBGBs 1982
Live album released in 2006 by Reggae Lounge
Tracks: 19

Build a Nation
Released in 2007 by Megaforce Records
Produced by Adam Yauch
No band lineup changes
Tracks: 15
Give Thanks and Praises. Jah People Make the World Go Round. Pure Love. Natty Dreadlocks pon the Mountain Top. Build a Nation. Expand Your Soul. Jah Love. Let There Be Angels. Universal Peace. In the Beginning. Until Kingdom Comes. Send You No Flowers. Peace Be Unto Thee. Married Again.

Into the Future
Scheduled to be released in November 2012 by MegaForce
Produced by Darryl Jenifer
No band lineup changes
Tracks: 13
Into the Future. Popcorn. We Belong Together. Youth of Today. RubaDub Love. Yes I. Suck Sess. Jah Love. Earnest Love. Come Down. Fun. Maybe a Joyful Noise. MCA Dub.


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