Officially out today, the reissue of Bad Brains marks the second release in our reissue campaign, re-launching the Bad Brains Records label imprint. The band's self-titled debut album was recorded in 1981 and released on (then) cassette-only label ROIR on February 5, 1982. Though Bad Brains had recorded the 16 song Black Dots album in 1979, and the 5-song Omega Sessions EP in 1980, the ROIR cassette was the band's first release of anything longer than a single. Available now via Bad Brains Records, you can order your copy of Bad Brains on vinyl, CD, and cassette.
Referred to as "the best punk/ hardcore album of all time" by Adam Yuach (Beastie Boys), and rated 5 out of 5 stars by The Rolling Stone Album Guide, Bad Brains' self-titled, debut full length is one of the most iconic records of all time, now sounding better than ever before. The audio was remastered by Dave Gardner at Infrasonic Mastering and vinyl pressed at Furnace Record Pressing. Although already sold out, Bad Brains also received the "Punk Note" treatment by designer and visual artist John Yates (Stealworks), with re-imagined packaging as a nod to Reid Miles and Francis Wolff, and their amazing work at the Blue Note label. Each Punk Note pressing on exclusive color vinyl is limited to just 1,000 copies.