Top 10 Bad Brains Songs #1 - "Banned in D.C."
April 12, 2016 8:55am CST
And here we are, with the #1 Tune on my Top 10 Bad Brains Songs series. This whole Top 10 thing you might have seen was inspired by @JohnRoberts' Linda Ronstadt Top 10. You also might have noticed a series of series' by @FourWalls: Elton John, Merle Haggard (Top 20!) and Warren Zevon. Bad Brains is a hardcore punk band from Washington D.C. Despite several breakups over the years, the classic Bad Brains lineup (vocalist H.R., guitarist Dr. Know, bassist Darryl Jennifer, and drummer Earl Hudson, who is H.R.'s brother) is together and still rocking sold out crowds. "Banned in D.C." is one of the band's most popular songs, two minutes of fury that includes not only a tempo change but an actual guitar solo from Dr. Know. A version is available on the band's self-titled debut (which was originally released on cassette-only.) You'll also find an album version on Rock for Light, the band's second record. That version is also on the Banned in D.C. best of compilation. It's highly deserving of it's #1 ranking on my series.
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