Saturday, December 22, 2007

A free Bad Brains download

Let me wave my D.C. flag one time.

The legendary Rasta-punk band Bad Brains have been ripping shit up since 1979 (off and on). This year they took part in a promotional album called “Represent,” a joint venture of Adidas and Major League Soccer.

“Represent” pulled together a bunch of different bands to hype their hometown soccer clubs.

The Mexican band Kinky, for example, honored its second home – Southern California – with a song praising the L.A. Galaxy. While Barenaked Ladies gave some love to Toronto FC.

Bad Brains did a tune called “D.C. United.” It’s even got a bit of go-go flavor. To hear it streaming on my Vox blog, click here.

How you can get this album, I does not know. Maybe it’ll be sold at stadiums. But to download the Bad Brains track as a FREE MP3, just click the song title below.

“D.C. United” (MP3)

7 comments:

undercover comments said...

Thank you for this. I have been following you from a distance for some time now. My son, 6, loves the Booker T mp3.

Thank you for keepin it oh so real. Thank you for indulging my use of the vernacular.

I have some way way out footage of HR performing solo here in California. I also have some good footage of Jr. Gong and KRS-One.

What's up on a Maceo download? And what's up on some Hendrix knowledge bombs?

Don't disappoint; I'm hooked like crack without the enhanced sentencing.

DeAngelo Starnes said...

Bad Brains like a muthafucka! Great great band who should be in the R&R HOF.

dsimon said...

As a D.C. native, I must weigh in and say that until the Bad Brains are enshrined in the R&R Hall of Fame that motherfucker is just an empty warehouse in Cleveland.

Shit, don't even get me started about admitting Little Walter as a sideman. On second thought, someone needs to burn that tourist trap down to the Lake Eire waterline.

D.Simon

Also, David, if you haven't checked out Lafayette Gilchrist yet, savor the moment of go-go infecting straight-up jazz with all the force of a mutating retrovirus. I got some of LG in the last season of The Wire.

Talk soon.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ David Simon, ladies and gentlemen!

Happy holidays, Dave, to you and your family. Thanks for commenting.

dez said...

Bad Brains is da bomb diggety (do the kids still say that)? :-)

Happy Holidaze, UBM, and to Mr. Simon, too (who I will worship until my dying day)!

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Back at you, dez.

Render said...

From the real 9:30 Club!

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