The mighty HR with the Bad Brains in Rhode Island, Photo: Chris Gorman
I thought this poll was pretty much a no-brainer, and like the majority of voters, my vote went to "The ROIR Sessions". With the exception of a couple reggae jams, "The ROIR Sessions" is pretty much the perfect hardcore record. Shredding riffs, flawless drumming, pounding bass lines and some of the most original, powerful, gnarly vocals you'll ever hear. Seriously... if a song like "Right Brigade" doesn't move you, I don't know what does and probably don't want to know.
Now I know "Rock For Light" is virtually the same record, with that glossy Rick Ocasek production, but that's exactly why I'll take "The ROIR Sessions" over it. Whatever Rick Ocasek did when producing this record, I wish he kept for The Cars.
And for the handful of voters that voted for anything post "Quickness", I put out an open invitation and highly encourage you to contribute a piece here to Double Cross explaining how and why you would do such a thing. Obviously everyone is welcomed to their own opinion, but it blows my mind that 2 people in this world actually believe that "I and I Survive" is the best Bad Brains record ever. Wow, just wow.
Anyway, enjoy the Bad Brains photos, thanks for voting (whatever record you voted for) and please continue voting on all the future DCXX polls. -Tim DCXX
Bad Brains at City Gardens, Trenton NJ, Photo: Ken Salerno
Bad Brains - The ROIR Sessions - 170
Bad Brains - Rock For Light - 164
Bad Brains - I Against I - 95
Bad Brains - Quickness - 33
Bad Brains - Build A Nation - 8
Bad Brains - Rise - 5
Bad Brains - God Of Love - 4
Bad Brains - I and I Survive - 2
Dr Know with the Bad Brains at Fenders, Long Beach CA, Photo: Billy Rubin
Dr Know and HR with the Bad Brains at Fenders, Long Beach CA, Photo: Billy Rubin
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Posted by DOUBLE CROSS at 8:56 PM