Monday, September 22, 2014

Bad Brains (Pay To Cum Single)

Reposted by request, new rips and scans, originally posted 1/12/09.
 This is an Essential early hardcore record from 1980 . If you follow this music I shouldn't have to tell you how great this is . Bad Brains was first founded as a jazz-fusion ensemble called Mind Power (1975), with singer Sid McCray, in the mold of bands such as Chick Corea's Return to Forever and John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra. In 1977, McCray introduced the rest of the band, who were already interested in bands such as Black Sabbath, to punk rock, including the Dickies, the Dead Boys, and the Sex Pistols. Mind Power became obsessed with punk rock and changed their name to "Bad Brains", after the Ramones song "Bad Brain" but with the word "bad" in the sense of "powerful". Despite their burgeoning punk sound, the early Bad Brains also delved deep into reggae music. McCray left in the early days of the group's hardcore-punk era, and guitarist H.R. became the band's singer. In 1979, Bad Brains found themselves the subject of an unofficial ban among many Washington D.C. area clubs and performance venues (later addressed in their song, "Banned in D.C."). The band subsequently relocated to New York City.
Bad Brains broke up and reformed several times over the years, sometimes with different singers and/or drummers. The band's classic and current lineup is singer H.R., guitarist Dr. Know, bassist Darryl Jenifer, and drummer Earl Hudson, H.R.'s younger brother.

REFERENCES - Wikipedia - Myspace - Bad Brains.Com

Bad Brain Records 1980

1. Pay To Cum
2. Stay Close To Me

♫♫♫...With Just Our Minds...♫♫♫


Roddus said...

What a Fucken awesome blog man. Pay to Cum is one of the most fucken brilliant hardcore songs ever. I first heard it on a late night radio show here in New Zealand in the very early 80s and it fucken blew my mind man.I think I managed to tape it at the time, but it took many years to finally get a copy on Cd on a a punk Compilation I brought. this still sounds fantastic all these years later.


Anonymous said...

Tnx man for reposting this classic Hardcore Punk Rock.

Frank Miller said...

No problem, your welcome.