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Black Dots


Download links and information about Black Dots by Bad Brains. This album was released in 1996 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Punk, Reggae, Roots Reggae, Dub, Alternative genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 34:35 minutes.

Artist: Bad Brains
Release date: 1996
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Punk, Reggae, Roots Reggae, Dub, Alternative
Tracks: 16
Duration: 34:35
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No. Title Length
1. Don't Need It 1:58
2. At the Atlantis 1:58
3. Pay to Cum 2:02
4. Supertouch / Shitfit 3:02
5. The Regulator 1:28
6. You Are a Migraine 1:41
7. Don't Bother Me 2:36
8. Banned In D.C. 2:47
9. Why'd You Have to Go? 2:55
10. The Man Won't Annoy You 2:42
11. Redbone In the City 2:06
12. Black Dots 1:12
13. How Low Can a Punk Get? 2:39
14. Just Another Damn Song 1:57
15. Attitude 1:39
16. Send You No Flowers 1:53



Surfacing out of nowhere in 1996, Black Dots turned out to be an archival release of the best kind, something truly rare and unheard that also captured a band at its best. The liner notes explain the origins of the release: In 1979, fellow DC locals the Slickee Boys heard an even earlier rehearsal tape from the Brains and suggested hooking up with now-legendary DC producer Don Zientara, who had recently opened his Inner Ear Studios in his house. The group duly booked time, set up in the fledging venue and put on a commanding performance. Nearly all the legendary early hits are here, including "Pay to Cum," "Don't Need It," "Regulator," "Banned in D.C.," "How Low Can a Punk Get?" and "Attitude," while a number of otherwise unheard or never-recorded elsewhere numbers make Black Dots easily the equal of the ROIR cassette. Some of the changes and quirks are really fun — H.R.'s mock-cockney sneer throughout a number of songs is one of the last things probably anybody expected to hear. Aside from "new" oldie "The Man Won't Annoy Ya," the reggae side of the band went largely by the boards this time around, aside from the reedy inflections HR throws in from time to time. Instead it's all monster-rock power — Dr. Know plays like a man possessed, Darryl Aaron Jenifer does it low and loud, while Earl Hudson overcomes for the slightly hollow drum sound with sheer manic smashes and just enough control. Absolutely necessary for Brains fans or anyone who appreciates the power of live, loud electric music.