Bad Brains - Rock for Light (cassette)

Bad Brains - Rock for Light (cassette)

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Rock for Light is the second studio album by American hardcore punk band Bad Brains, released in 1983. It was produced by Ric Ocasek of The Cars. The album was a departure from the band's previous work, incorporating elements of reggae and metal. It was met with critical acclaim and is considered one of the most important albums in the hardcore punk genre.

The album opens with the title track, a fast-paced hardcore punk song with a heavy reggae influence. The song sets the tone for the rest of the album, which is characterized by its aggressive sound and its eclectic mix of genres.

Other notable tracks on the album include "I Against I", "Righteous Anger", and "At the Movies". "I Against I" is a powerful anthem about self-empowerment and unity. "Righteous Anger" is a scathing attack on racism and injustice. "At the Movies" is a more lighthearted track about the joys of going to the movies.

Rock for Light was a critical and commercial success. It helped to solidify Bad Brains' reputation as one of the most important and influential bands in hardcore punk. The album has been praised for its innovative sound, its powerful lyrics, and its positive message.

The album was re-released in 1991 with a new mix by Ric Ocasek and Bad Brains bassist Darryl Jenifer. The re-release also included two bonus tracks, "Banned in D.C." and "Pay to Cum".

Rock for Light is a classic album that helped to define the hardcore punk genre. It is a must-have for any fan of hardcore punk or reggae.

Original Release:  1983.
Catalog No:  ORGM-2181.
Color:  red w/white imprint.