Officially out June 11, 2021. Orders will ship upon completion of production. Due to the industry-wide delays with vinyl manufacturers, ship date is not guaranteed. This pressing is limited to 1,000 copies.
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.
This reissue marks the second release in the remaster campaign, re-launching the Bad Brains Records label imprint. 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 limited “Punk Note” edition comes with alternate packaging artwork from designer John Yates (Stealworks), on a special color pressing. The artwork is a nod to Reid Miles and Francis Wolff, and their amazing work at the Blue Note label.
TRACK LISTING 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