Bad Brains Biography

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 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.

Bad Brains have released nine studio albums (one of which is entirely composed of instrumental versions of their past material). The band broke up and reformed several times over the years, sometimes with different singers or drummers. Since 1998, the lineup of singer H.R. (Human Rights), guitarist Dr. Know, bassist Darryl Jenifer, and drummer Earl Hudson (H.R.'s younger brother) has reunited, albeit performing sporadically.

Powered by Wikipedia

Read More

back to top

Bad Brains Tickets

Bad Brains tickets aren't on sale currently. Why not subscribe to the Bad Brains Tickets RSS feed to be first in line when Bad Brains gig tickets are available?

back to top

Bad Brains Music Videos

God Of Love (Video) Play Video

God Of Love (Video)

Watch the official God Of Love (Video) video by Bad Brains in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

'It Won't Do Any Harm' Play Video

'It Won't Do Any Harm'

Watch the official 'It Won't Do Any Harm' video by Warm Brains in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

'I Pedal Faster' Play Video

'I Pedal Faster'

Watch the official 'I Pedal Faster' video by Warm Brains in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Me, You and the Working Class Play Video

Me, You and the Working Class

Watch the official Me, You and the Working Class video by Acid Brains in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Brains Play Video

Brains

Watch the official Brains video by Brandi Ifgray in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

View more Bad Brains music videos

back to top

Like Bad Brains? You might also like...

 
Powered by Last.fm

Artist/Album artwork images hosted by Last.fm. For copyright enquiries please see here.

 
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
 

 
Most Read News
Popular This Week
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today