Bad Brains – Live at CBGB 1982 CD

Posted: February 24, 2013 in Music Reviews, Reviews
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Bad Brains – Live at CBGB

55 Minutes

Distributed in the UK by Wienerworld

On Christmas Eve 1982, Bad Brains began their three-day stint at a Hardcore Festival. This live album – recorded at the legendary CBGB club in New York City – features tracks from their first three albums, in addition to some previously unreleased material. It’s a breathtaking display of why Bad Brains is one of the most important bands in American Hardcore history.

This CD represents the very best of these shows, culled from over 4 hours of footage. Their live performances were legendary. Now, for the first time on CD, that powerful performance is revisited in extraordinary fashion.

Big Takeover
Unity Dub
The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth
Jah the Conqueror
Banned in DC
How Low Can a Punk Get?
Rally Round Jah Throne  Riot Squad
Right Brigade
I and I Rasta
We Will Not
I and I Survive
The Regulator
Destroy Babylon
All Rise to Meet Jah
Joshua’s Song


This captures Bad Brain’s ferocity live and from the time that were at their peak. Yes the sound recording may not be amazing but this was 1982 . You get the usual Banned in DC , Big Takeover and FVK , but there are some real treats here like We Will Not, Destroy Babylon, Joshua’s Song, How Low Can A Punk Get?and the previously unreleased Rally Round Jah Throne.

A fantastic raw feel that fans will love but you really need a knowledge and love to appreciate this. One of the best live bands around Bad Brains tear it up here and it has a wonderful nostalgic emotion to the whole thing.

Well worth getting but for fans only 6.5/10

Bad Brains :

HR – Vocals

Gary “Dr Know” Miller – Guitar/Vocals

Darryl Jenifer – Bass/Vocals

Earl Hudson – Drums/Vocals

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