Rock for Light is the second full-length album by Bad Brains, released in 1983. It was produced by Ric Ocasek of The Cars.
We’re proud to present the original mix of the album, for the first time in decades, as the band originally intended. Most fans will be more familiar with the 1991 reissue, which was remixed by Ocasek and bass player Darryl Jenifer. In addition to new mixes, that version used an altered track order.
This reissue marks the fourth release in the remaster campaign, re-launching the Bad Brains Records label imprint. In coordination with the band, Org Music has overseen the restoration and remastering of the iconic Bad Brains’ recordings. The audio was mastered by Dave Gardner at Infrasonic Mastering and pressed at Furnace Record Pressing.
This is the classic album from 1982. Virtually everyone agrees that this group made up of 4 DC African American. They radically quickened punk’s tempos, added virtuoso instrumentation, and topped it all off with the mystic squeals of frontman Paul “H.R.” Hudson. This release gives voice to the band’s scathing sociopolitical judgment as well as its ability to simply put the hammer down and rock. It also allows the rhythm section of Darryl Jenifer and Earl Hudson to flex their muscle on a smattering of dub-reggae interludes that help lull the unsuspecting into the right frame of mind for the next hardcore punch.
A1 Coptic Times
A3 We Will Not
A4 Sailin’ On
A5 Rally Round Jah Throne
A6 Right Brigade
A7 F.V.K. (Fearless Vampire Killers)
A8 Riot Squad
A9 The Meek Shall Inherit The Earth
B1 Joshua’s Song
B2 Banned In D.C.
B3 How Low Can A Punk Get
B4 Big Takeover
B5 I And I Survive
B6 Destroy Babylon
B7 Rock For Light
B8 At The Movies
(Bad Brains Records / ORG Music)