Punk Note: Bad Brains

Bad Brains • LP


One of the most iconic rock albums of all time!

After being banned from all the major clubs in their hometown of Washington DC, Bad Brains moved to New York City in 1981. In addition to their regular gigs at CBGB’s, the band frequented Jerry Williams’ 171-A Studios in Alphabet City. This was a huge room with a stage at one end and an elevated soundproof booth at the other. When the Bad Brains played a gig at 171-A in May 1981, Williams recorded it on reel-to-reel tape. The band liked the sound and returned to 171-A to record between August and October 1981. Twelve of the fifteen tracks on the album came from these sessions, while “Jah Calling”, “Pay To Cum” and “I Luv I Jah” were from Williams’ earlier live recording in May.

It was originally released in 1982 in cassette-only format on ROIR, and was released on other formats for the first time in 1989.

This is the limited “Punk Note” edition and comes with alternate artwork by designer John Yates from Stealworks, printed on a heavy cardboard tip-on sleeve. The artwork is a nod to Reid Miles and Francis Wolff, and their amazing work at the Blue Note label. This special edition comes on black vinyl. Looks and sounds truly amazing!

Brand new and sealed with hype sticker on the front!

Gram also has a variety of other versions of this album for sale – click for more info!



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Nieuw – sealed


180 grams vinyl



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Rock, Punk, Reggae