Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Bad Brains - Pay To Cum 7"

The Bad Brains are just about the best band ever. I'll admit they did have a few dud releases over the years, but their earlier material has been so ridiculously influential it's not even funny. This EP, well the original version anyway, is what started everything.

Originally recorded in 1979, and released in 1980, Pay To Cum has become the Brains' most well known song, and for good reason too. The speed and ferocity present in this recording must have been phenomenal back in the day. Top this off with the fact that the band could actually play their instruments well, and this EP was almost guaranteed to be a success.

ROIR, along with the Bad Brains, decided that Record Store Day 2011 would be the perfect time to re-release the classic 1980 7" and I couldn't have agreed more. 

The artwork contains the original photo from the EP. I think it is such a funny photo and I just love it.
The reverse of the cover is so simplistic that it's beautiful.
 Sadly I was a tad too late to order one of the Rastafarian colour versions of this record. These sold out fast as, so I was glad to be able to get a copy at all really.
Inside is what I'm assuming to be a copy of the original insert. It contains a photo of each band member (who look very different these days) as well as lyrics and a bit of info about the band.

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