3.20.2013

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"Idem"
Year:  1982
Country:  US
City:  Washington
Label:  Roir
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  16
Time:  37 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:    Hardcore      Punk     Reggae






















BAD BRAINS is the first full-length studio album recorded by BAD BRAINS. It was originally released on cassette only, but has since been re-released by ROIR on both CD and vinyl. When the album was recorded in 1981 and released finally in 1982, fans and critics alike were stunned to learn that the musicians behind this album – one of the fastest albums of all time upon its release – were African-American Rastafarians who also were skilled at reggae. The album was a crucial step in the formation of hardcore punk and the eventual fusion of hard rock and reggae adopted later by bands like Sublime, Fishbone, and 311. Many of the album's tracks were re-recorded for their 1983 follow-up, "Rock for Light". "Rock for Light" did not contain re-recordings of "Don't Need It", "The Regulator", "Jah Calling", "Leaving Babylon", "Pay to Cum", "I Luv Jah" and "Intro". In-Effect Records released a CD version with the same track listing titled "Attitude" The ROIR Sessions in 1991. We are in front of an Essential album of the whole hardcore punk history. A true Masterpiece which can to sound from fast and agressive hardcore to extreme slow reggae and even dub. There is no doubt the little Washington DC scene has given us very good gems
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"Rock for the light"
Year:  1983
Country:  US
City:  Washington
Label:  Caroline
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  20
Time:   min.
Genre:  rock
 
Style:    Hardcore      Punk     Reggae





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"I against I"
Year:  1986
Country:  US
City:  Washington
Label:  SST
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  10
Time:  31 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:    Hardcore      Punk     Reggae






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"Quickness"
Year:  1989
Country:  US
City:  Washington
Label:  Caroline
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  37 min.
Genre:  rock 
Style:     Hardcore      Punk     Reggae





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"Rise"
Year:  1993
Country:  US
City:  Washington
Label:  Epic
Format:  CD
 
Tracks:  14
Time:  51 min.
Genre:  rock
 
Style:    Hardcore      Punk     Reggae





















BAD BRAINS is an american hardcore punk band formed in Washington DC in 1977. They are widely regarded as among the pioneers of hardcore punk. though the band's members objected to this term to describe their music. They are also an adept reggae and dub band, while later recordings featured elements of other genres like funk, heavy metal, hip hop and soul. BAD BRAINS are followers of the Rastafari movement. Originally formed as a jazz fusion ensemble under the name "Mind Power".  Bad Brains developed a very fast and intense punk-rock sound which came to be labeled "hardcore", and was often played faster and more emphatically than the music of many of their peers. The unique factor of the band's music was the fact that they played more complex rhythms than other hardcore punk bands, also adapting non-punk style guitar riffs and solos into their songs.  Personally I think Bad Brains are the best U.S. hardcore punk band of the early '80s. Both musically, as regards points, have much higher quality than the pioneers of the genre such assumptions: Minor Threat, Black Flag or MDC. Maybe just Dead Kennedys to beat Bad Brains. This album "Rise", for example, pass unnoticed by most people and I think is very original, creative and has a great quality level. Not just for the good reggae / punk mix of the band, but also to incorporate some funk, fussion and alternative rock influences in its music.
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"God of love"
 Year:  1995
Country:  US
City:  Washington
Label:  Maverick
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  48 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:    Hardcore      Punk     Reggae 







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"I & I survived"
Year:  2002
Country:  US
City:  Washington
Label:  Reggae Lounge
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  55 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:       Dub       Reggae 




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"Build a nation"
Year:  2007
Country:  US
City:  Washington
Label:  Megaforce
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  14
Time:  38 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:    Hardcore      Punk     Reggae

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"into the future"
Year:  2012
Country:  US
Label:  MegaForce
Tracks:  13
Time:  39 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:    Hardcore      Punk     Reggae





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