Continuing with our weekend posts on some of the genre's most prolific frontmen (Rollins, Danzig), it was only logical to continue and now bring up the man, the myth, the legend...the enigma shrouded in dreadlocks: H.R.
99% of us will never know exactly what the deal is with H.R., and I'm not sure we even have to. What we do know is that the Bad Brains are likely the most influential band to ever come out of the world of punk and hardcore. When you read the list of major players that cite the Bad Brains as an influence (or even moreso, call them the best band ever, especially in a live setting), everyone else seems to take second place.
If you've met H.R., you've walked away with a story, even if the details are minute. If you've seen practically any version of the Bad Brains, you have a memory. And if you've ever really listened to them, you've realized they were/are on a totally different planet than most of us, and we'll never even be able to fully comprehend.
So, what's your H.R. story? What version of Bad Brains have you seen? Favorite record? And what's your take on this mad genius?
Hope everyone has a great weekend. -Gordo DCXX
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Posted by DOUBLE CROSS at 8:13 PM