Something new here at DCXX, it's called Feedback Friday. The plan is to toss something like this up on Fridays from time to time. The idea is to post what we would call an "epic" type photo, comment on it and then leave the door open for you, the readers to comment on it. By posting it on a Friday, we would have the entire weekend for people to check it out and post their comments. Ordinarily with the standard day to day posts, it can get kind of hard to keep up with comments, but to do it on a Friday, it gives people extras days with the same entry.
We're kicking Feedback Friday off with this classic Bad Brains photo from the "I Against I" lyric sheet. Chances are pretty high that you've seen it before and that you've had some sort of thoughts about it. Nows your time... get to it. -Tim DCXX
Bad Brains, "I Against I" lyric sheet, Photo: Steve Hanner
So while I was mowing the lawn today and listening to the new Metallica... yeah, the new Metallica, on my iPod, I started thinking about the Bad Brains. Why the Bad Brains while listening to Metallica? I couldn't tell you. Anyway, thinking of the Bad Brains got me thinking of "I Against I", how awesome that record is and how epic the lyric sheet photo is. I know, "epic" is a big word and one that people tend to throw around rather loosely, but fuck it, that photo really is epic.
Where that photo is taken I'm not sure. My guess would tell me NYC somewhere. You've got Raybeez bare back with braces, squatting on the stage. You've got Russ Underdog up front, wearing a Thrasher Magazine painters cap, looking like he's getting ready to go for the dive. Then of course you have the Bad Brains. Earl is clearly beating the hell out of his set, Dr. Know is jamming away and loving life, Darryl is intently focused on his four strings and then you have H.R.... fuck. The guy is doing a freakin' christ dive, something I've absolutely never seen done in person. Stripped socks pulled nearly up to his knees and over his pants. H.R. doing the christ dive is 2nd only to H.R. doing the full flip at CB's in the Glenn E. Friedman photo. This photo defines an era, this photo is epic and this photo IS HARDCORE. -Tim DCXX
I don't have a whole lot to add to what Tim just wrote, other than the fact that my guess was always that this was the Jane Street Hotel and that I always assumed HR was in the beginning stage of a full on front flip when this sick shot was captured. There are certain photos you look at, and the music and power just leap out of the image, you can literally feel exactly what is going on in. This is one of those photos. I also gotta say that despite everything I might end up doing with my life, I'm pretty sure that what was happening at the very second this was taken is probably cooler than everything I will ever do. Bad Brains, forget about it... -Gordo DCXX
Thursday, September 11, 2008
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