Progrography

Big Audio Dynamite
Underappreciated and misunderstood by many (myself included), BAD brought elements of The Clash to the fore in a new way. The trouble was, those elements (repurposed anthems, beatbox rhythms) weren't what was best about The Clash, and so BAD was seen as an indulgent extension of the band's dub experimentation. In fact, the band's unique mix of rock, reggae and multimedia (Don Letts stuffed each album with a virtual library full of film dialog) is a daring and forward-thinking direction fully deserving of Jones' visionary status. Their albums take some time to appreciate, but the first few are recommended to those who refuse to wave the white flag after Combat Rock.

Date ALBUMS / Singles
1985 September The Bottom Line
1985 October THIS IS BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE
1985 PLANET BAD (EP)
1986 March E=MC2
1986 May Medicine Show
1986 October C'mon Every Beatbox
1986 October NO. 10, UPPING STREET
1986 Badrock City
1986 Hollywood Boulevard
1987 February V. Thirteen
1987 July Sightsee M.C.!
1988 May Just Play Music!
1988 June TIGHTEN UP VOL. '88
1988 July Other 99
1988 B.A.D. Overture
1989 James Brown
1989 September 5 MEGATOP PHOENIX
1989 October Contact
1990 October KOOL-AID
1990 November Kool-Aid
1990 Free
1991 July THE GLOBE
1991 July The Globe
1991 September Rush
1991 ALLY PALLY PARADISO
1992 Innocent Child
1994 November Looking For A Song
1994 November 8 HIGHER POWER
1995 June I Turned Out A Punk
1995 June 20 F-PUNK
1995 Psycho Wing
1995 September 12 PLANET B.A.D.
1999 May 4 SUPER HITS
2000 March 30 BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE I & II
2009 THE BEST OF BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE

SEE ALSO...
THE CLASH discography

 

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