How did a band of all black dudes that had strong religious overtones in their lyrics flourish in the predominantly white and secular punk music scene? The best reason I can come up with is that they wrote better music and played that music a lot harder than most of bands at the time. Bad Brains is one of the bands that I would turn up to 11 in my bedroom and jump off my bad and sing along to in the mirror as a teenager. The tunes are so intense but still have such a danceable groove to them. On top of all that they threw in reggae tunes in the middle of all the chaos. I still don't fully comprehend the Bad Brains, but every time I hear them I get fired up and start playing air guitar.
Pay To Cum - Think about it, such a gnarly statement...
Banned In DC - Check out the fat kid with eh mohawk in this video! He is super into it, rocking his Bad Brains shirt and does a belly flop on some poor kids, Totally reminds me Sloth from Goonies.
Redbone The City - One of my favorite Bad Brains tunes.
At The Movies - I lived in a "punk" house with a bunch of dead beats and we had a 36th generation vhs copy of this whole set. It boggled my mind! It's live footage of the band mixed in with them just cruising around town. Such a killer song that ends with a backflip!!! How can you not be stoked on this!!!