Sunday, October 7, 2007
Just the other day I was walking around checking out some record shops and by great surprise I bumped into the new BAD BRAINS Lp. Wait a second, say what!? Yes. A new BAD BRAINS record! I can't believe that this legendary rastafari hardcore band is still around making music. Being the clueless hardcore kid that I am, I didn't even know there was a new album out. Needless to say I bought it immediately and came running back home to listen to.
First things first let me say that the vinyl edition I got is a colour vinyl, so you get to see the colours of Jamaica go around while you spin the LP. I mean, how cool is that!? And then again, the music is awesome too. I was hit by the crazy production sound, really really raw and with absolutely tons of overdubs. I looked in the credits, and another surprise came: the album has been produced by Adam Yauch, one of the 3 MCs of the famous BEASTIE BOYS! This just keeps getting better and better.
As far as the music goes (the most important part, actually), this should be considered a classic BAD BRAINS album. The hardcore songs are 100% hardcore, sometimes with reggae vocals, but still HARDcore. And then again you get the mellow reggae songs, wich are sweeter and cooler than they have ever beem before. Being a fan of roots Reggae myself, this is a great treat...
So this is a record that I'm gonna keep playing for a while. I will probably tape it and play it in my car. I will probably play it to all my friends. I will probably dance around to it. I will probably say, "NATTY DREADLOCKS 'PON THE MOUNTAIN TOP"
Jah Rastafari Hardcore.