What can we say about Bad Brains. Well they have a new album out! but before the new album were the old ones and this DVD of them in all of their power and glory at CBGBS in 1982.
‘Back in Washington D.C. in 1977, four black guys formed a jazz/funk outfit called Mind Power. “All the while we was jazz, we wanted to innovate”. HR says. “We wanted to be part of something new and different and real. We was continually seeking. And then I saw the Sex Pistols album, and I said, ‘BOOM! This is it!” The credit for introducing safety pins and punk rock goes to Sid McCray, an early vocalist for the band.
Influenced by the Pistols, Eater and the Clash, as well as Led Zeppelin, Mind Power changed their name after six months to the Bad Brains and dove head first into punk rock. a freeform jazz band before starting Bad Brains, hard core fast punk meets authentic Rasta ideology.’