Containing Multitudes Since 2004
As a "Washington Punk" who got his start in 1979, I was lucky enough to be right there for large parts of the Bad Brains experience. I can confirm that they were collaborators. Musically, logistically, and -- it seemed - spiritually [whatever that means]. It was some flesh=and-blood, transcendant . . . thing that could move a crowd by sheer force, or by [unbelievably, considering what they were doing] subtlety. From what I hear now, H.R. is no longer really "with us," but I'll always have my '45 of Pay to Cum and my ROIR tape.And Charlie Parker . . .
That ROIR cassette blew my head wide open musically.Actually, I think the first time I heard Pay to Cum was on the Alternative Tentacles compilation Let Them Eat Jellybeans...that song still astounds me.
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