Music video by Bad Brains performing Rise. (C) 1993 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
Bad Brains is an American hardcore punk band formed in Washington, D.C. in 1977. They are widely regarded as among the pioneers of the genre, though the band's members objected to the term "hardcore" to describe their music.
Rise is the fifth full-length studio album by hardcore punk pioneers Bad Brains. It is the first Bad Brains album to be released on a major label (Epic Records) and is notable for the absence of two original members: Here, a young Israel Joseph I replaces vocalist H.R. and Cro-Mags drummer Mackie Jayson, who was a session musician on the band's previous album Quickness, replaces drummer Earl Hudson.
The album was released in the wake of a number of funk/rock acts whose sounds recalled the latter work of Bad Brains. Unfortunately for Bad Brains and several of these pioneering rap/funk/metal bands of the early 1990s, the Seattle grunge movement of 1992 had taken over the music industry, leaving Bad Brains without a record contract by the beginning of 1994.
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