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* MotorMouth: HR was the undisputed king of this trope back in the day. Just try and find any other song released in 1980 where the singer went even half as fast as he did in “Pay To Cum”.

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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: 7-8 for their hardcore punk material. Their reggae material usually sits at a 2.


* ''Rock for Light''(1983)

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* ''Rock for Light''(1983)Light'' (1983)


!!Studio Discography:

* ''[[SelfTitledAlbum Bad Brains]]'' aka ''Attitude (The ROIR Sessions)'' (1982)
* ''Rock for Light''(1983)
* ''I Against I'' (1986)
* ''Quickness'' (1989)
* ''Rise'' (1993)
* ''God of Love'' (1995)
* ''Black Dots'' (1996)
* ''Build a Nation'' (2007)
* ''Into the Future'' (2012)




* FeelingOppressedByTheirExistence / NeverLiveItDown: Their incident with Music/{{MDC}} and Big Boys (see the YMMV section for details).
* IntentionallyAwkwardTitle: "Pay to Cum"

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* FeelingOppressedByTheirExistence / NeverLiveItDown: FeelingOppressedByTheirExistence[=/=]NeverLiveItDown: Their incident with Music/{{MDC}} and Big Boys (see the [[YMMV/BadBrains YMMV section section]] for details).
* IntentionallyAwkwardTitle: "Pay to Cum"Cum".



* ShoutOut[=/=]TitledAfterTheSong: They named themselves after "Bad Brain" by Music/TheRamones.

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* ShoutOut[=/=]TitledAfterTheSong: ShoutOut[=/=]TitledAfterTheSong:
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They named themselves after "Bad Brain" by Music/TheRamones.


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* BadassDecay: HR is a shadow of his former self on stage these days. Whereas in the earlier days, he'd be running around on stage, screaming his ass off and generally just being as punk as a man can be, now he mostly just stands still and barely puts any emotion into his performance at all.
* CrazyAwesome: HR in his earlier days, take a look at any old live footage and you'll see performance unlike any other. He's noticeably mellowed out since then.



* ShoutOut / TitledAfterTheSong: They named themselves after "Bad Brain" by Music/TheRamones.

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* ShoutOut / TitledAfterTheSong: ShoutOut[=/=]TitledAfterTheSong: They named themselves after "Bad Brain" by Music/TheRamones.

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* CrazyAwesome: HR in his earlier days, take a look at any old live footage and you'll see performance unlike any other. He's noticeably mellowed out since then.


* TheBandMinusTheFace: vocalist H.R. left the group for a spell in the early 90's, and the album ''Rise'' had Israel Joseph I on vocals instead. During this same period, [[Music/FaithNoMore Chuck Mosley]] was also a brief H.R. replacement for live performances only, while Music/HenryRollins sang on their cover of [[Music/KickOutTheJams "Kick Out The Jams"]] by Music/{{MC5}}, though that was more of a one-time guest appearance. Israel Joseph I even briefly filled in for H.R. again in 2009 for some tour dates - they had booked a tour in South America and H.R. couldn't make it.

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* TheBandMinusTheFace: vocalist They've recorded or performed various times without H.R. left the group for a spell in the early 90's, , and the album ''Rise'' had Israel Joseph I on vocals instead. During this same period, between 1990 and 1994 they went through three different singers: Taj Singleton, [[Music/FaithNoMore Chuck Mosley]] was also Mosley]], and Israel Joseph I (plus a brief one-time collaboration with Creator/HenryRollins on a cover of "Kick Out The Jams" for the ''Film/PumpUpTheVolume'' soundtrack). So far, ''Rise'', recorded with Israel Joseph I, is the only full-length album recorded entirely without H.R. replacement for live performances only, while Music/HenryRollins sang on their cover of [[Music/KickOutTheJams "Kick Out The Jams"]] by Music/{{MC5}}, though that was more of a one-time guest appearance. Israel Joseph I even briefly filled in for H.R. again in 2009 for some tour dates - they had booked a tour in South America and H.R. couldn't make it. 's involvement.


* ShoutOut / TitledAfterTheSong: They named themselves after "Bad Brain" by TheRamones.

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* ShoutOut / TitledAfterTheSong: They named themselves after "Bad Brain" by TheRamones.Music/TheRamones.

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* BadassDecay: HR is a shadow of his former self on stage these days. Whereas in the earlier days, he'd be running around on stage, screaming his ass off and generally just being as punk as a man can be, now he mostly just stands still and barely puts any emotion into his performance at all.


!!Tropes that apply to Bad Brains:

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* TrrrillingRrrs: Prevalent in "Redbone In The City". Between this and a guitar riff that's [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong very similar to]] that of "Anarchy In The UK", the song was probably intended as a parody of the Music/SexPistols.


Bad Brains are an American HardcorePunk and {{Reggae}} band from Washington, D.C. All of the members of Bad Brains are devout Rastafarians, and this is referenced in some of their songs such as "I Luv I Jah." Along with Music/BlackFlag and Music/MinorThreat, they are one of the pioneers of HardcorePunk, and have influenced dozens of diverse musicians, such as Music/{{Sublime}}, Music/RedHotChiliPeppers, Music/BeastieBoys, Music/LivingColour (who once covered "Sailin' On"), and Music/RageAgainstTheMachine.

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Bad Brains '''Bad Brains''' are an American HardcorePunk and {{Reggae}} band from Washington, D.C. All of the members of Bad Brains are devout Rastafarians, and this is referenced in some of their songs such as "I Luv I Jah." Along with Music/BlackFlag and Music/MinorThreat, they are one of the pioneers of HardcorePunk, and have influenced dozens of diverse musicians, such as Music/{{Sublime}}, Music/RedHotChiliPeppers, Music/BeastieBoys, Music/LivingColour (who once covered "Sailin' On"), and Music/RageAgainstTheMachine.



* DreadlockRasta: The entire band (who were apparently influenced by seeing BobMarley in concert), but HR is the most notable one, thanks to FaceOfTheBand status.

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* DreadlockRasta: The entire band (who were apparently influenced by seeing BobMarley Music/BobMarley in concert), but HR is the most notable one, thanks to FaceOfTheBand status.


* TheBandMinusTheFace: vocalist H.R. left the group for a spell in the early 90's, and the album ''Rise'' had Israel Joseph I on vocals instead. During this same period, [[Music/FaithNoMore Chuck Mosley]] was also a brief H.R. replacement for live performances only, while HenryRollins sang on their cover of "Kick Out The Jams" by MC5, though that was more of a one-time guest appearance. Israel Joseph I even briefly filled in for H.R. again in 2009 for some tour dates - they had booked a tour in South America and H.R. couldn't make it.

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* TheBandMinusTheFace: vocalist H.R. left the group for a spell in the early 90's, and the album ''Rise'' had Israel Joseph I on vocals instead. During this same period, [[Music/FaithNoMore Chuck Mosley]] was also a brief H.R. replacement for live performances only, while HenryRollins Music/HenryRollins sang on their cover of [[Music/KickOutTheJams "Kick Out The Jams" Jams"]] by MC5, Music/{{MC5}}, though that was more of a one-time guest appearance. Israel Joseph I even briefly filled in for H.R. again in 2009 for some tour dates - they had booked a tour in South America and H.R. couldn't make it.


* FeelingOppressedByTheirExistence / NeverLiveItDown: Their incident with Millions of Dead Cops and Big Boys (see the YMMV section for details).

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* FeelingOppressedByTheirExistence / NeverLiveItDown: Their incident with Millions of Dead Cops Music/{{MDC}} and Big Boys (see the YMMV section for details).


* FeelingOppressedByTheirExistence / NeverLiveItDown: Their incident with [[Music/MDC Millions of Dead Cops]] and Big Boys (see the YMMV section for details).

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* FeelingOppressedByTheirExistence / NeverLiveItDown: Their incident with [[Music/MDC Millions of Dead Cops]] Cops and Big Boys (see the YMMV section for details).

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