Punk Reggae Song of the Day

Song of the Day (BLM): Bad Brains – Banned In DC

Day 6. I personally have always believed that the fury & DIY rebellion of Punk & Reggae were as much influences on the attitude of Hip Hop as Soul & Funk were on it’s sonic attributes.

Bad Brains are a Rastafarian Hardcore Punk & Reggae band from Washington DC. They were one of the first, & fastest, bands to play that particular genre of Punk Rock & were huge influences on everyone from Minor Threat & Black Flag to Nirvana & The Beastie Boys.

Banned In DC is a furious blast of hardcore energy which set the sonic blueprint for Hardcore Punk & cemented Bad Brains place as key players in Punk Rock.

Banned in D.C. with a thousand more places to go.
Gonna swim the Atlantic, cause that’s the only place I can go.

You, you can’t hurt me, why?! I’m banned in D.C. D.C.

We, we got ourselves, gonna sing it, gonna love it, gonna work it out to any length.
No worry, don’t worry, about what people say.
We got ourselves, we gonna make it anyway.

You, you can’t hurt me, why I’m banned in D.C. D.C. D.C.

And if you ban us from your clubs, it’s the right time, with the right mind.
And if you think we really care, then you won’t find in my mind.
Noooo! You can’t afford, to close your doors, so soon no more.

My oh my i lay you down upon the ground so soon no more.
Nooo you can’t afford to close your doors so soon no more.

My oh my i let you down upon the grounddddddd

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