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  Bad Brains - Biography - AOL Music
Bad Brains quickly became one of the most popular punk bands on the East Coast, particularly in their hometown of Washington, D.C. Their live performances were legendary, but their recordings were difficult to find.
In addition to the Bad Brains tape, the group released a handful of other EPs in 1982, finally moving to PVC for 1983's full-length debut, Rock for Light, which was produced by Ric Ocasek.
The handful of indie recordings Bad Brains left behind, as well as their live shows, made the band legendary in American hardcore, yet few potential fans could actually hear the band due to poor distribution and erratic touring.
music.aol.com /artist/bad-brains/3606/biography   (565 words)

 Bad Brains   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Bad Brains was founded in 1979 by guitarist Gary Miller, better known as Dr.
Bad Brains released their first cassette-only album in 1982 on NYC's ROIR Records.
Bad Brains then polished their sound without losing any of the intensity on '83's Rock for Light, entering the studio with Ric Ocasek producing.
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 KFTH - Bad Brains Page
The Bad Brains made one trip to a recording studio for a demo (which was eventually released in 1996 as Black Dots) before moving to New York City.
Whether or not any members of the Bad Brains had homophobic views prior to their conversion is hard to say, but becoming Rastafarian certainly did not improve their attitudes towards homosexuality.
Furthermore, the Bad Brains' manager and the owner of 171-A lent the band money on tour which was never repaid, and therefore failed to pay rent and was evicted.
homepages.nyu.edu /~cch223/usa/badbrains_main.html   (984 words)

 The Bad Brains
Elbert and Jake went to what was probably the last true Bad Brains show in NYC in the fall of 1989 and I missed that historic event.
While the Bad Brains always played some reggae songs on their albums, it was usually at most a 75% hardcore to 25% reggae mix.
The Bad Brains are to hardcore as Chuck Berry was to Rock and Roll — fl guys who forever changed the way we look at a genre of music but seem to have been missed by the mainstream.
www.institutionalized.net /Music/bad_brains.html   (721 words)

 TrouserPress.com :: Bad Brains
At their best, Bad Brains are a band to make the hairs on the back of your neck ripple in awe.
Bad Brains' hardcore is a more distinctively modulated roar than most, but what really sets them apart are radically contrasting excursions into dub and reggae.
On the Bad Brains cassette album (and the four-song Bad Brains EP excerpted from it), the quartet excels in both fields: loping, Rastafarian reggae ("I Luv I Jah," "Leaving Babylon," "Jah Calling") and powerhouse political slam-rock (a re-recorded "Pay to Cum," "Banned in D.C.," "Big Takeover").
www.trouserpress.com /entry.php?a=bad_brains   (1143 words)

 Amazon.com: Bad Brains: Music: Bad Brains   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Bad Brains is undoubtedly one of the major pioneers of straight-ahead, old-school hardcore as we know it today.
Bad Brains' early recordings found themselves in so many different releases that defining anything as their "first" album is pretty dicey.
The Brains' apparent "first" demos were released on CD in the late 90's in the album "Black Dots;" this album itself had been previously released in the late 80's as "Attitude: The ROIR Sessions" before getting the special edition treatment after an endorsement by the Beastie Boys.
www.amazon.com /Bad-Brains/dp/B000001Q3T   (1122 words)

 Bad Brains - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Originally formed as a jazz fusion ensemble, the Bad Brains developed a very fast and intense punk rock sound, which was both musically complex and more extreme than most of their punk rock contemporaries.
Bad Brains are one of the first American hardcore punk bands, commonly cited by many fans as the first hardcore band.
Bad Brains' emphasis on extreme speed, especially in their early records and performances, are often regarded as establishing hardcore punk.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bad_Brains   (2207 words)

 Bad Brains News
Shrapnel Bad Brains Storm CBGB you and me Bad Brains: Live at CBGB 1982 captures two historic and defunct components of punk rock's '70s heyday - the classic lineup of the seminal Washington, D.C., band,...
BAD BRAINS Back In Business With Album, Shows - Nov. 3, 2006 Greg Prato of Billboard.com reports that on-again/off-again rock act BAD BRAINS appears to be on once more.
Punk icons BAD BRAINS are planning a full reunion after reforming to perform at a recent tribute to now-defunct New York club CBGB.
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 Reason Magazine - Bad Brains
Already the immature teen brain argument has been used by legislators to impose various restrictions on teenage drivers, including limits on times they can drive, the number of passengers they can carry, and their use of mobile phones.
Progressives who applauded the Supreme Court's decision with regard to imposing the death penalty might not be so happy when conservatives turn around and use that decision to justify imposing more parental consent laws on teenage women who are seeking an abortion.
Brain researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) imaged the brains of 21 men with psychopathic personalities who had committed serious violent crimes.
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AMG Review of "S/T": For fans of hardcore, many would agree that the holy grail of the genre is the Bad Brains' self-titled album, originally released back in 1982 as a cassette-only release on ROIR.
Gary Miller), a former jazz fusion guitarist, formed Bad Brains in 1979, inspired by both the amateurish rage of the Sex Pistols and the political reggae of Bob Marley.
The handful of indie recordings Bad Brains left behind, as well as their live shows, made the band legends in American hardcore, yet few potential fans could actually hear the band due to poor distribution and erratic touring.
www.cdbaby.com /cd/badbrains   (641 words)

 Amazon.com: I Against I: Music: Bad Brains   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Ok, it's not the early, tempestuous Bad Brains of the ROIR release.
Not only did Bad Brains define the HC movement, launching a thousand bands- they then went on to pioneer and set the platinum standard for post-punk/metal/funk/reaggae/soul fusion.
However, when I think "Bad Brains," I think of their ROIR debut or Rock For Light, which consists mostly of ultrafast, energy-filled hardcore punk (offset by shots of sublime reggae).
www.amazon.com /I-Against-Bad-Brains/dp/B000000M0V   (1461 words)

 Bad Brains (album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bad Brains is the first full-length studio album recorded by the Bad Brains.
It is widely considered one of the most important albums in the history of punk rock.
Recorded by Jay Dublee and mixed by Jay Dublee with the assistance of Bad Brains.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bad_Brains_(album)   (277 words)

 Music- Bad Brains / Soul Brains
Since absolutely nobody I've ever met in my entire life knows WHO the Bad Brains are, I was stuck going by myself.
Bad Brains guitarist Dr. Know could be seen checking the band out, from behind the dum kit.
We talk about the current band, Bad Brains (who she's never seen and knows nothing about) and old school metal bands.
www.estragand.com /music/brains.asp   (1391 words)

 Philadelphia Inquirer | 09/24/2006 | Bad Brains' legend still grows below the radar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
And in the realm of mythic rock ensembles that never got their due, it's hard to beat Bad Brains, the roaring, African American foursome from Washington that fused hardcore punk, metal and reggae, and earned a reputation as an incendiary live act.
Doubly marginalized as fl Rastas in a scene of white punk-rock outsiders, Bad Brains were the band that made their peers' jaws drop in awe.
The Beastie Boys' double B moniker was born, in part, as a tribute to Bad Brains.
www.philly.com /mld/inquirer/news/magazine/daily/15582548.htm   (773 words)

 Tower Records - Bad Brains - Bad Brains   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Bad Brains were one of the most important voices of the East Coast hardcore scene during its halcyon days of the '80s.
What they brought to the scene was nothing short of revolutionary--infusing the form's rage with the spiritual conviction of the Rasta tradition and the instrumental prowess of seasoned jazz players, they breathed new life into a genre in danger of stagnation, or worse, homogenization.
The Beat (V.15 #3 1996, p.20) - "Bad Brains were treading unknown waters when they mixed up their own style of punk reggae on this 1982 groundbreaker which sounds as raw and energetic as it did back then."
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 Bad Brains – Music at Last.fm
Bad Brains are an American Rastafarian band, originally formed in Washington, DC in 1977.
They are considered pioneers of hardcore punk, but their sound has gone much further than that, often into the deepest recesses of dub and...
Bad Brains might not be making music anymore, but if they are, you can help keep other users informed by adding new events when they're announced.
www.last.fm /music/Bad+Brains   (309 words)

 Bad Brains - AOL Music
Bad Brains are one of the first American hardcore punk bands, commonly cited by many fans as the...
Bad Brains were also notable as religious Rastafarians.
Download, listen and watch Bad Brains music, mp3's, song lyrics, music videos, Internet radio, live performances, concerts, and more on AOL Music.
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 NPR : Making Music History: Bad Brains at CBGB, 1982
The Bad Brains were known for their sweaty, muscular, high-energy performances, led by singer Paul "HR" Hudson.
In the late 1970s and '80s, the Washington, D.C.-based group Bad Brains set a new standard for hard-rocking gigs at CBGB -- and this week, the seminal fl punk-reggae band said goodbye to the club with three reunion shows.
By 1982, Bad Brains were a regular act at the club.
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 Original Bad Brains To Record With Beastie Boy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Being an all-fl punk band was a revelation at the time, and they used their heritage to bring Rastafarian religious iconography, jazz, funk and reggae to the burgeoning chaos of hardcore punk.
Bad Brains first broke up in 1984, due to singer HR’s volatile temperament, and many splits and line-up changes followed.
He promised that the new album will be a mix of old and new style Bad Brains, and it will be produced by Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, aka MCA.
www.undercover.com.au /news/2006/nov06/20061103_badbrains.html   (257 words)

 breakmyface.com ~ Bad Brains
In 1979, the Bad Brains left for New York City.
The Bad Brains continued recording and releasing records well into the 90's and may very well still be around in some form.
BAD BRAINS were: Paul "HR" Hudson (vocals), Earl Hudson (drums), Darryl Jenifer (bass), Gary "Dr. Know" Miller (guitar).
www.breakmyface.com /bands/badbrains.html   (870 words)

 Bad Brains >> Aversion.com
One of the seminal East Coast hardcore outfits, the Bad Brains produce hard-hitting guitar rock thick with distortion, with a backbone of double time hardcore beats.
On later albums, the Bad Brains combine hardcore with Jamaican influences, fusing the two into an uneasy alliance of Rasta-punk.
With more emphasis on punk than other reggae/punk fusion outfits such as the Clash or the Members, the Bad Brains’ put a fresh twist on the reggae/punk combo.
www.aversion.com /bands/badbrains   (143 words)

 Bad Brains shows for trade
BAD BRAINS "Rebel In The City" - live @ Max's Kansas City,NY 2.1979 - 1 Disc
audience recording has a few cassette generations behind it, and suffers from bad mic placement as well, resulting in a rather distant, phase-cancelled recording.
BAD BRAINS - live @ Old Waldorf,San Francisco,CA 10.20.1982 - 1 Disc
www.users.qwest.net /~edgein/badbrains.htm   (320 words)

 Bad Brains / Oct. 9, 2006 / Bad Brains / Oct. 9, 2006 / New York (CBGB)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Ex-Cars frontman (and sometime Bad Brains producer) Ric Ocasek and his wife Paulina Porizkova sat in a sectioned-off area, the Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch walked about the crowd and actor Elijah Wood set up shop by the merch booth.
It may not have been as life-changing as catching the Bad Brains at the 9:30 Club back in 1979.
But fans know a glimpse of the classic Bad Brains is an opportunity that simply can't be passed up.
www.billboard.com /bbcom/reviews/live_review_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003224107   (566 words)

 PunkHardcore.com - Punk, Hardcore, Emo, Music, Tabs, Lyrics, News, MP3, Interviews
Although the group released only a handful of records during their peak, including the legendary cassette-only debut Bad Brains, they developed a dedicated following, many of whom would later form their own hardcore and alternative bands.
Realizing that the lines between punk and reggae were already blurred in the U.K., he set out to replicate that situation in the U.S., and he recruited several similarly minded musicians -- vocalist H.R. (b.
Over the next three years, the latter pair frequently left the band to make reggae albums before finally departing in 1989.
www.punkhardcore.com /bands_details.cfm?EID=280   (499 words)

 Amazon.ca: Rise: Music: Bad Brains   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Although my favorite Bad Brains albums that I own go in order 1.
Rise, this album is still great and should be owned by any fans of Bad Brains because if anything it has the best music ever wrote by the Bad Brains it's just lacking HR.
bad brains great band i bought this cd recently and the lyrics are good but its not the greatest cd by bad brains.
www.amazon.ca /Rise-Bad-Brains/dp/B00000296A   (531 words)

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