Bad Brains: Black Pioneers of Punk

LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC/WPGC) – Did you know some pioneers of the hardcore punk movement were black? Bad Brains, a D.C. based punk band, got its start in 1978.

Originally developed as a jazz fusion band, they began to change and adapt a faster, more hardcore sound.

While the band has changed its members through the years, they continue to deliver a unique blend of punk and fast paced reggae.

The band has recorded nine studio albums and recently reunited to play at the Howard theater.

Bad Brains; Pioneers of Punk

Check back all month for WPGC’s tribute to Black History Month.

99.1 WNEW’s Cheryl Simone contributed to this report

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