Bad Brains is the self-titled debut studio album recorded by American hardcore punk/reggae band Bad Brains. Recorded in 1981 and released on (then) cassette-only label ROIR on February 5, 1982, many fans refer to it as "The Yellow Tape" because of its yellow packaging. 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.
In coordination with the band, Org Music has overseen the restoration and remastering of the iconic Bad Brains’ recordings. The audio was mastered by Dave Gardner at Infrasonic Mastering and pressed at Furnace Record Pressing.
This “Punk Note” edition comes with alternate packaging artwork from designer John Yates (Stealworks). The artwork is a nod to Reid Miles and Francis Wolff, and their amazing work at the Blue Note label. Note: The first pressing of this release (on green color vinyl) was limited to just 1,000 copies worldwide. This second pressing comes on black vinyl.
TRACKLIST: A1 Sailin' On A2 Don't Need It A3 Attitude A4 The Regulator A5 Banned In D.C. A6 Jah Calling A7 Supertouch/Shitfit A8 Leaving Babylon B1 Fearless Vampire Killers B2 I B3 Big Takeover B4 Pay To Cum B5 Right Brigade B6 I Luv I Jah B7 Intro