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Scabrous Birdseed
11-01-2004, 12:59:35
Since Funko is doing "I just listened to" threads I thought I'd do one on the Bad Brains best of which I just borrowed from the library. It's, er, certainly interesting... Hardcore is not really my thing and the messiness annoys me but some of the pieces among the widely strewn gravel are very nice indeed.

Lazarus and the Gimp
11-01-2004, 16:43:35
They were utterly mental. "I against I" is a headfucker.

BigGameHunter
12-01-2004, 07:27:03
Love them, have all their stuff (pre-new singer).
HR "Throat" was known to beat the fuck out of people with the mic stand if it pleased him. How they all went from Jazz trained musicians to Reggae Punk I'll never know, but I'm glad they did.

johngalt
13-01-2004, 02:38:48
Aye - memorable music they made.

Mr. Bas
15-01-2004, 13:29:21
They were brilliant. I love most of their hardcore and reggae stuff that I know of, from what I've heard their slower metal songs are not quite as good. Almost put 'em on this version of LWP, but decided against it since the song I paired it with was a fairly short hardcore song as well.

BigGameHunter
15-01-2004, 17:26:25
I went with the "kinder, gentler" BGH songs, which I'm sure comes as a huge shock to most of you.
I need to dig out my Bad Brains tapes (yes, tapes) and give them a play or two...really great, unique stuff...highly recommended to anyone into metal, punk, reggae (as long as you're no "purist") or the eclectic.

Debaser
15-01-2004, 17:33:31
I downloaded a few tracks on the recomendation of Dave Grohl (they're his favourite band). They're not bad, though they sound a little bit dated now.

Funkodrom
16-01-2004, 10:21:31
Yeah, a lot of those really influential hardcore bands do.