Day #362 Bad Brains - Quickness X Supreme
Source: Oddly enough Quickness was my introduction into Bad Brains. Well, I take that back i had heard many bad brains songs before then but i never owned a record, and couldn’t name a song. I could tell you there there was a record called Banned in DC and they were on SST and that was about it. One summer when this Album came out my friend Orion bought it and almost forced me to listen to it every time we drove someplace in his car. He was so psyched that there was a new Bad Brains and I just couldn’t share that with him.
After many car trips i really learned to love this record, a lot. I remember even trying to go see them on this tour and they cancelled for some reason or another. After this record i went back and bought the rest of the catalog realizing that i new a lot of songs but just hadn’t put two and two together. became a real big fan. Some people don’t share my affection for this record, i get that i probably wouldn’t like it as much if i hadn’t come into it first, but thats the way life is. i still stand by it though to this day. and i guess weirdly enough someone at SUPREME thought so too cause they made this collaboration shirt to celebrate it.
When i first moved to LA there eased to be random HR sightings on the street and many crazy HR stories friends would have about him being crazy. I guess living with traded hair in a punk band for 30+ years would make you crazy too. that or 30+ years of weed. or both.