Big Audio Dynamite (later known as Big Audio Dynamite II and Big Audio, and often abbreviated BAD) are an English band formed in London in 1984 by Mick Jones, the former lead guitarist of the Clash. Big Audio Dynamite's one constant throughout frequent shifts in membership and musical direction is the vocals provided by Mick Jones.
Elbowed out of the Clash, Mick Jones responded forcefully with Big Audio Dynamite, a modernist audio-terrorist outfit whose 1985 debut, This Is Big Audio Dynamite, seemed all the more futuristic when compared to Joe Strummer’s reductionist retro rejiggering of the Clash on Cut the Crap. Strummer may have been intent on shedding every experimental element of the Clash’s prime, but Jones, in collaboration with longtime friend filmmaker Don Letts, picked up where Sandinista! left off, anchoring BAD in dance and rap, building the group’s debut on layers of samples and drum machines
I think this was the best Big Audio Dynamite album to be released. I really love the Speghetti Western samples from "A Fist Full Of Dollars", " The Good, The Bad, And The a Ugly", and "The Treasures Of The Sierra Madre". I like "The Globe", it's a good album, but this is in my opinion their best offering as a collective group of band members. I can't figure out why the Japanese pressing of the 1985 Album on Vinyl isn't listed here and also why it's so hard to find
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