23 Songs, 2 Hours 8 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After the Clash, Mick Jones picked up with filmmaker Don Letts and went about further exploring the creative reaches of the Clash’s Sandinista! and Combat Rock. By incorporating dance rhythms and acknowledging the growing influence of rap music, B.A.D. were very much a part of their time in 1985 and yet in some ways still beyond much of the formulaic music that has come in its wake. “Medicine Show” is an immediate classic, with movie music samples and dialogue laced into its dancehall grooves. “Sony” rattles along with a bold, impressionistic, polyrhythmic weave. “E=MC2” adds ‘80s synths and features ensemble vocals that blend with the spoken word clips and other found sounds. True to the experimental nature of this ambitious debut, this edition includes an additional 12 tracks to the album’s original eight. The remixes include the 12-inch remixes of “Medicine Show,” “E=MC2,” “The Bottom Line,” “Sudden Impact,” “Stone Thames” and “BaD,” a dub version of “Sony” and “A Party,” a Vocoder version of “BaD” and the non-LP b-side “This Is Big Audio Dynamite.” An essential document of the era.

EDITORS’ NOTES

After the Clash, Mick Jones picked up with filmmaker Don Letts and went about further exploring the creative reaches of the Clash’s Sandinista! and Combat Rock. By incorporating dance rhythms and acknowledging the growing influence of rap music, B.A.D. were very much a part of their time in 1985 and yet in some ways still beyond much of the formulaic music that has come in its wake. “Medicine Show” is an immediate classic, with movie music samples and dialogue laced into its dancehall grooves. “Sony” rattles along with a bold, impressionistic, polyrhythmic weave. “E=MC2” adds ‘80s synths and features ensemble vocals that blend with the spoken word clips and other found sounds. True to the experimental nature of this ambitious debut, this edition includes an additional 12 tracks to the album’s original eight. The remixes include the 12-inch remixes of “Medicine Show,” “E=MC2,” “The Bottom Line,” “Sudden Impact,” “Stone Thames” and “BaD,” a dub version of “Sony” and “A Party,” a Vocoder version of “BaD” and the non-LP b-side “This Is Big Audio Dynamite.” An essential document of the era.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

DECOTO1 ,

Drive me Crazay

Their best hits all on one .The cassette I had was worn out from playing these songs over and over.

awesome show i really ehjoyed it i cant wait for more ,

Underrated band that still holds up well today

These guys were really ahead of their time. Sony please release more LEGACY EDITONS of their albums, I will seriously buy every last one.

Rockin' Ronnie ,

OMG!

Amazing!!! Their BEST!

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