bad brains

There’s been a lot of bands that are considered a pioneer of a certain genre that are really hard to keep pigeonholed inside that label. Bad Brains is one of those bands. Starting off as, of all things, a jazz fusion ensemble in the 1970s, they developed a rather fast and abrasive punk rock sound which fit in with the emerging hardcore scenes at the time. Of course, over time they’ve proven rather adept at utilizing a wide variety of styles, from funk to heavy metal, hip-hop and soul to reggae, and had more complex rhythms and harmonies than other general practitioners of the hardcore sound.

“Right Brigade”

“Coptic Times”

“I Against I”