|Also known as||Soul Brains|
|Origin||Washington, D.C., USA|
|Genres||Hardcore punk, reggae, heavy metal|
|Years active||1977–1984, 1986–1995, 1997–present|
|Labels||ROIR, Caroline, SST, Epic/SME, Maverick/Warner Bros, Megaforce|
|Past member(s)||Sid McCray|
Israel Joseph I
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.