Monday, April 28, 2008

The Train of Thought Lounge: Bad Brains

Today's installment of The Train of Thought Lounge features Bad Brains, one of the most influential and innovative bands in the history of hardcore/punk rock. All four original members hail from Washington D.C. and they are one of few punk bands to feature an all-Black lineup. Bad Brains, along with other local bands such as Fugazi and Minor Threat, established DC as a major scene for hardcore music from the late 70's to the early 90's.

Adding to the band's lore, Bad Brains were actually barred from performing in Washington's three main music venues and relocated to New York City. They also found success in the U.K. The group has done shows and recorded on and off to this day.

Bad Brains - At The Movies


  1. I hadn't seen that video. Simply amazing.

  2. well, after only four days the video has already been removed from youtube. for anyone interested in watching other Bad Brains footage, just check out any one of the other videos on youtube. i recommend house of suffering, attitude or any of their shows from CBGB or live in The Netherlands. unfortunately, i couldn't find any good videos for my favorite songs "pay to cum," "at the atlantis," or "sailin' on"