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Bad Brains

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Sailin' On
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Don't Need It
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Attitude
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The Regulator
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Banned in D.C.
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Jah Calling
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Supertouch / Shitfit
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Leaving Babylon
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F.V.K. (Fearless Vampire Killers)
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I
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Big Takeover
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Pay to Cum
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Right Brigade
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I Luv I Jah
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Intro
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Untitled
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Total Tracks: 16   Total Length: 36:10

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Jack Rabid

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04.22.11
Bad Brains, Bad Brains
2004 | Label: ROIR / Virtual

This pulverizing (originally cassette-only) album proved what DC and NY denizens had already been marveling at for four years: not only were the all-black Bad Brains the greatest punk musicians ever (along with the Ruts), but these crazed Rastas also unleashed the most furious lightning/blitzkrieg assault imaginable. On positively jaw-dropping, astonishingly frenzied pulverizers such as "Sailing On," "Banned in D.C." and "Big Takeover," the group somehow married Motorhead's lethal, nasty chops to the… read more »

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Basic tenet of any true music-head's collection

plexton

IF Ya don't already own this, then you've got no idea about music, stick to adele and beiber troll.

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Irreconcilable brilliance!

Trollsmacker

This album preserves what was most irresistible about hardcore bands of that era, and yet it also has the reggae songs. These styles are rarely blended in any of the songs on this album. It's the equivalent of some space destroyed by some rioters who only leave when they're exhausted. Then this kindly old man returns and patiently puts everything that was destroyed back together again.

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Infuencial

Sherab

This Album infuenced me years before I intentially listened to it. If your kids want to know what real hardcore was like, play them this!

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french...

phahahon

qui ne fut keupon qui ne fut rasta qui ne fut hard core qui libre ne fut, clochard astral qui n'a vecut ces impitoyables mais tendres moments ou,tous, "I,ja,I"... et merde ... ce 20 'm ciecle...

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'nuf said.

b.b.betty

it's bad brains. it's awesome. if you don't like this, there's something wrong.

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hardcore rastafarians

Bobuar

what an odd dichotomy? It works so very well. Bad Brains might be one of the best hardcore acts ever.

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the magic yellow cassette.

Jsuspect

Hardcore from another planet.

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Excellant album

Exiled_from_FLA

The Bad Brains are one of those bands that you will have a very difficult time growing tired of their music. They are that good. What more can I say.

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Epic

jtap66

A seminal hardcore album from a seminal hardcore band. This was the soundtrack to many a night when I was coming up in the 80's. It's a testament to this album's power and genius that I still listen to it regularly over twenty years later. All you young, new-school punks - this is where it all began. Get it. Love it. Roll around in it.

They Say All Music Guide

For fans of hardcore, many would agree that the holy grail of the genre is Bad Brains’ self-titled album, originally released back in 1982 as a cassette-only release on ROIR. The ensuing years after its initial release haven’t dulled the album’s fury and rage in the least, and it’s still impressive how the band can switch gears from red-hot hardcore to cool reggae dubs in the blink of an eye. All the classics are here: “Sailin’ On,” “Banned in D.C.,” “Pay to Cum,” “Right Brigade,” as well as one of their strongest reggae tunes, “I Luv I Jah.” The back of the album boasts a quote from the Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch, which sums up the proceedings simply, “the best punk/hardcore album of all time.” [Although Bad Brains was available on CD on the now-defunct In Effect label in the late '80s (then titled Attitude: The ROIR Sessions with a different album cover), it's since been remastered and re-released with its original cover, as well as an untitled bonus track added at the end.] – Greg Prato

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