Bad Brains (band)

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Bad Brains
Bad Brains performing in Baltimore in 2007
Background information
Also known as Soul Brains
Origin Washington, D.C., USA
Genres Hardcore punk,[1] reggae,[1] heavy metal[1]
Years active 1977–1984, 1986–1995, 1997–present
Labels ROIR, Caroline, SST, Epic/SME, Maverick/Warner Bros, Megaforce
Associated acts Cro-Mags, Faith No More, Black Flag, Beastie Boys, Mos Def (Black Jack Johnson)
Dr. Know
Darryl Jenifer
Earl Hudson
Past members
Sid McCray
Israel Joseph I
Mackie Jayson
Chuck Mosley

Bad Brains is an American band. They play hardcore punk music that is mixed with reggae music. The band formed in 1977 and is still playing now. The members are H.R. (singer), "Dr. Know" (guitarist), Darryl Jenifer (bassist) and Earl Hudson (drummer).

The band originally formed in Prince Georges County, Maryland. It is close to Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States. During most of their time together, Bad Brains has lived in Washington, D.C.

The Bad Brains had a big effect on many hardcore punk bands, including Minor Threat who are also from Washington, D.C. They also had a big effect on the hardcore punk singer Henry Rollins. Rollins was the singer for the hardcore band Black Flag.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Biography of Bad Brains". Allmusic. Retrieved 29 December 2008.