Bad Brains (band)

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Bad Brains
Bad Brains performing in Baltimore in 2007
Background information
Also known asSoul Brains
OriginWashington, D.C., USA
GenresHardcore punk,[1] reggae,[1] heavy metal[1]
Years active1977–1984, 1986–1995, 1997–2004, 2011-present
LabelsROIR, Caroline, SST, Epic/SME, Maverick/Warner Bros, Megaforce
Dr. Know
Darryl Jenifer
Earl Hudson
Past member(s)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.