Those who want nothing more than Rasta-metal screech coming from the throat of Bad Brains should pass on this solo disc. Those who skanked to the reggaefied groove of H.R.'s (aka Joseph 1, Paul Hudson) so-so earlier discs on Olive Tree should like this tons...Rather than go for a standard roots/dancehall style, the accent is on a harder, Parliament-style proto-gogo with touches of soul and jazz. Granted, it lacks the insane intensity of The Brains' work, but it succeeds on subtler levels. Lyrically, there are no surprises -- plenty of peace and love vibes and rote Jah worship, but the band (Brains' Earl Hudson, drums; Kenny Dread, bass; David Byers, guitar; and Oscar Brown, Jr., keys) is tight without being tightassed, and give more than adequate support to H.R.'s croon-to-whine vocals... ~ John Dougan, Option s2_88
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Human Rights based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
I really love Bad Brains and feel they are they are not the greatest punk band but the greatest band ever. However, this might not be Bad Brains and nothing like Bad Brains' hardcore punk edge, but this CD is defiantely worth a shot giving them a chance. I actually found this CD to be a really nice change from the fast paced punk stuff to a more calm raggae beat. Although they have done really great raggae/dub songs as Bad Brains. All I can say is that this CD was a great new experience.