Bad Brains

Bad Brains Biography

American Hardcore Punk band formed in Washington, D.C. in 1977, initially as a jazz fusion ensemble called Mind Power.

The band also do many reggae and dub tracks and featured elements from funk, heavy metal or hip hop.



Classic line-up:

H.R. (Paul D. Hudson) — lead vocals (1978–1987, 1989–1990, 1994–1995, 1998–present), guitar (1977–1978)

Dr. Know (Gary Miller (4)) — guitar (1977–1995, 1998–present)

Darryl Jenifer — bass (1977–1995, 1998–present)

Earl Hudson — drums, percussion (1977–1987, 1989–1990, 1994–1995, 1998–present)



The original line up broke up many times and some musicians replaced H.R. and Earl Hudson:

Sid McCray — lead vocals (1977–1978)

Taj Singleton — lead vocals (1988–1989)

Chuck Mosley — lead vocals (1990–1991)

Israel Joseph-I — lead vocals (1991–1994, 2008)

Mackie Jayson — drums, percussion (1988-1989, 1990-1993)

Chuck Treece — drums, percussion (1994)



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