Top 10 Bad Brains Songs #6 - "How Low Can a Punk Get"

@teamfreak16 (41175)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
April 6, 2016 9:06pm CST
@JohnRoberts started this with a Top 10 by Linda Ronstadt. @FourWalls did one on Elton John, and is now doing a Top 20 from Merle Haggard. When I decided to join the fun, I was listening to Washington D.C. hardcore band Bad Brains, so that is who I went with. As hardcore as Bad Brains is, they are also very proficient at reggae, and have experimented with other genres at times. "How Low Can a Punk Get" is pure hardcore, and was re-recorded for the band's 1983 album Rock for Light, produced by none other than Cars leader Ric Ocasek. The classic lineup of vocalist H.R., guitarist Dr. Know, bassist Darryl Jennifer, and drummer Earl Hudson was still together for Rock for Light, and the four, with direction from Ocasek, made one damn fine record. Face it: Bad Brains can out rock a hell of a lot of bands. "How Low Can a Punk Get" is a great example why. And, in the punk spirit, it clocks in at under two minutes.
Bad Brains - How low can a punk get From the CD Rock for Light........Enjoy
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@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
7 Apr 16
Punk was never my thing, but I think I can hear it in this one!
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
7 Apr 16
These guys are awesome. They are kind of saddled with being an underground band, so to speak, just because of the music they play. It is obviously an acquired taste other than to people who already listen to this sort of stuff. By the way, I went 11 miles today. How's the cycling going for you so far this year? Good, I hope.
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@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
7 Apr 16
@teamfreak16 Not been on the bike for over two weeks, walking everywhere. I really need to give it a good service before I try a long run
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
7 Apr 16
@Ronrybs - Mine could use a couple adjustments. Luckily, my neighbor is a bike mechanic.
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@FourWalls (14226)
• United States
7 Apr 16
Yes, pure hardcore. I must say, that's an element of punk I'd never heard before. I was more a Clash and Ramones fan, and needless to say, this is in a completely different league.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
7 Apr 16
Minor Threat is another great band to come out of the D.C. hardcore scene. Once they broke up, Ian McKaye went on to form Fugazi. Bad Brains is still kicking it, though.
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@FourWalls (14226)
• United States
7 Apr 16
@teamfreak16 -- there was a guy who worked at the record store I hung out at who was into Minor Threat and Fugazi. Now he plays banjo and listens to bluegrass. Go figure!
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
7 Apr 16
@FourWalls - Amazing what some people will move on to (nothing against bluegrass, of course.) I love the banjo. He is certainly no Roy Clark (who is?) but one of the street musicians here in Manitou plays a pretty mean banjo.
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• United States
7 Apr 16
Packs a great punch Scott! I am listening to it now.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
7 Apr 16
Yeah, these guys pack a hell of a punch. One of my favorite bands.
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