Monday, March 08, 2010

Bad Brains - 171A Sessions Fan Club Release














New fanclub issue of four previously unreleased Bad Brains tracks. According to the liner notes, three of these songs (Black Dots/Send You No Flowers/God Save The Queen ..um I mean Redbone In The City) were recorded for a compilation that was never released, circa '81-82.The B-side song is an unreleased reggae jam. The liner notes claim these songs were taken from the original masters and 500 of these things were printed...Dave G.

13 comments:

chrissie said...

I'm getting a broken file error on recognize.

chrissie said...

I lied, the mp3 worked. My unzipper is a cunt. You are awesome.

Guav said...

Those recordings (minus Recognize) were already released on the Black Dots record—they sure sound like the same recording to me—but this version sounds much better and cleaner.

Anonymous said...

thanks for this! same songs but obviously different session than Black Dots. This is closer to sounding more like as if these were on the self titled album. Great stuff!

Anonymous said...

interesting. will def check it out...

thanks.

how's things? cannot wait for spring for real here in the garden state. these past few days have been great.

-jeff

Dave McGurgan said...

I'm also getting a broken file error on recognize. What did you use to successfully unzip Chrissie?

Dave G said...

File should be working now...Dave G.

screambloodygore said...

I was too on the last song. It said it was broken but if you use 7-zip and extract the files to your desktop it will do it regardless. Some programs won't extract if a file is broken but 7-zip will which is cool.

Dave McGurgan said...

Thanks Dave G for fix and thanks scream for the tip on 7-zip

Anonymous said...

The unreleased comp mentioned in the description was to be an all New York hardcore comp LP featuring among others Crucial Truth, Beastie Boys and the Mob. The Bad Brains were to release it on what was to be their own label but it never happened, for reasons unexplained.

Zach said...

great stuff. THANKS!! i'm gonna go buy this now, i didn't think i would but after hearing it, i must.

Anonymous said...

@ Guav -- you need to get your hearing checked or a new stereo because the tracks on the 7" sound NOTHING like the Black Dots sessions. NOT THE SAME.

A simple A/B comparison makes that pretty clear. It's not a case of one release being "clearer", they are two different recordings.

Guav said...

I have discovered the source of my brainfart—as it turns out, I already had those songs, but they were a crappier version. For some reason in my iTunes they had the Black Dots artwork, and I wasn't paying attention. Clearly, these are nothing like the Black Dots recording, my bad.