Saturday, January 16, 2010

The BAD Files

After Mick Jones was fired from the Clash in 1983, he formed Big Audio Dynamite (B.A.D.) one year later with video artist Don Letts (effects and vocals), Greg Roberts (drums), Dan Donovan (keyboards), and Leo "E-Zee Kill" Williams (bass). B.A.D. debuted on record with the single "The Bottom Line" in September 1985. The group followed the more experimental funk elements of the Clash's Combat Rock, adding samplers, dance tracks, and found sounds to Jones' concise pop songwriting.

Through it's 12 years of existence from 1985 to 1997 they released 8 official albums. Their last and ninth album never made it to print as BAD was dropped from their label. The album was eventually released online as a free download from the band. Also during those 12 years they underwent 4 name changes. They started out as Big Audio Dynamite and changed to Big Audio Dynamite II in 1991. In 1994 it changed to Big Audio and finally back to Big Audio Dynamite in 1995. If you're a fan of the band then the BAD Files Volumes 1 through 8 is a definite must have for collector's such as homercat. What exactly is the BAD Files? It's a massive collection of remixes, B sides, 12 inch dance mixes and unreleased material that never appeared on any album and BAD fans will certainly drool over. There is approximately 100 tracks and hours upon hours of great music. Having acquired all 8 volumes with all artwork intact, I would love to share it here with everyone. Being that would probably result in Good Rockin' being shut down by blogger big brother I can only put up a couple tracks from the first volume. However, if you are interested in all 8 volumes, drop homercat an email at homercat at shaw dot ca
(figure it out)and he can provide details on how to hook you up.

The Bottom Line (UK Remix)
E=MC2 (Extended Remix)
Contact (12 Inch Remix)

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