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TomAz
01-19-2011, 06:50 AM
yes!!

one of my top 5 must sees this year.

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nbvcide
01-19-2011, 06:50 AM
i just don't get it..

Donaldj
01-19-2011, 06:51 AM
Yea, this is a nice surprise. I never got to see them back in the early 90s when I was a kid. I'm curious to see them now.

fiyahhh!
01-19-2011, 06:52 AM
Same here. I hope they headline the Outdoor Theater.

koryp
01-19-2011, 06:57 AM
It was a surprise to be able to introduce my wife to this band last night. I hadn't touched those CDs in a decade. I loved them as a teen.

mlant
01-19-2011, 06:58 AM
2 straight years of Mick Jones!!
Last year he and Paul Simonon played with Gorillaz and now BAD?
I am foreseeing conflicts, like what was said above about possibly headlining Outdoor Theatre.
Although I did choose PIL over fucking JayZ last year so why not?

TomAz
01-19-2011, 06:59 AM
actually, 3 of the past 4 years. he played in 08 with Carbon/Silicon.

fiyahhh!
01-19-2011, 07:00 AM
actually, 3 straight years. he played in 09 with Carbon/Silicon.

I was on the front rail for that set! Great fun.

TomAz
01-19-2011, 07:01 AM
Did I see you at that? I was right up on the rail too.

rivetbutt
01-19-2011, 07:03 AM
I cannot wait to see Mick Jones live. I fucking kick myself for never catching Joe Strummer and his projects before he died.

betao
01-19-2011, 07:06 AM
Tom (or whoever) -

where do I start with them? I've heard good things and am looking forward to this set.

fiyahhh!
01-19-2011, 07:07 AM
Did I see you at that? I was right up on the rail too.

I didn't see you, or I would have surely said hello. I was on the far right side, kind of in front of Tony James, but more to the right.

TomAz
01-19-2011, 07:10 AM
matt - This Is Big Audio Dynamite or No 10 Upping St.

santasutt
01-19-2011, 07:13 AM
Tom (or whoever) -

where do I start with them? I've heard good things and am looking forward to this set.

First LP is always a good place to start! Some classic shit.

fatbastard
01-19-2011, 07:48 AM
I'll be there watching you dance Tom.

Lynn163
01-19-2011, 07:57 AM
Mick Jones and Don Letts ...What a wonderful surprise to see them on the poster!

downingthief
01-19-2011, 07:57 AM
actually, 3 of the past 4 years. he played in 08 with Carbon/Silicon.

And, Paul played with Good, Bad, and the Queen.

Looking forward to seeing BAD. Been a long time...think the last time was on that MTV tour with PiL, Live, and BAD II. '91.

jazzz
01-19-2011, 07:57 AM
matt - This Is Big Audio Dynamite or No 10 Upping St.

This! Also if you're in the group I put a ton of BAD rare/remixes etc. in there about 8 months ago!

Hopefully they take the PIL spot!

darkjustice
01-19-2011, 07:59 AM
fucking awesome

stuporfly
01-19-2011, 08:00 AM
Really stoked for this set. I was on the rail for Carbon/Silicon in 2008 and at Madison Square Garden for Gorillaz last October, and seeing Mick Jones' wide smile alone just put me in an incredible mood. BAD were one of my favorite bands way back in the day, from their debut on up through The Globe. They're definitely one of my must-see sets of the weekend.

bug on your lip
01-19-2011, 08:51 AM
Tom (or whoever) -

where do I start with them? I've heard good things and am looking forward to this set.

My favorite two are:

Megatop Phoenix

Kool-Aid (UK only release)

Bumblebee
01-19-2011, 11:10 AM
Who's in the 2011 band?

joppy-slow
01-19-2011, 11:10 AM
yes!!

one of my top 5 must sees this year.

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Awesome!

ivankay
01-19-2011, 11:13 AM
my friend unintentionally called it last year:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5204/5298496947_013e86cbb1_z.jpg

GolfWang
01-19-2011, 11:19 AM
Great booking, I've been hoping for this for a while. How are they live nowadays? I could imagine them being kind of meh... but I'm not basing that on anything.

JustSteve
01-19-2011, 12:22 PM
Really stoked for this set. I was on the rail for Carbon/Silicon in 2008 and at Madison Square Garden for Gorillaz last October, and seeing Mick Jones' wide smile alone just put me in an incredible mood. BAD were one of my favorite bands way back in the day, from their debut on up through The Globe. They're definitely one of my must-see sets of the weekend.

was pretty sure i would be seeing a post from you in here, haha.

add my name to the list of attendee's...

need to get a pic with mick to add to my one with joe and one with paul!

TomAz
01-19-2011, 12:23 PM
my friend unintentionally called it last year:



too bad your friend wasn't also unintentionally pointing at Armed Forces there in the front.

ficklecycle
01-19-2011, 12:33 PM
You can never go wrong with more Mick Jones.

TomAz
01-19-2011, 12:50 PM
Who's in the 2011 band?

In April 2010, Don Letts revealed to Billboard.com that he and Mick Jones broached the idea of a Big Audio Dynamite reunion, which will likely happen in 2011. He explained, "I could lie to you and say 'Not in a million years,' but...if Mick wasn't tied up with Gorillaz it might happen this year. (Jones) has looked at me and said, 'Maybe next year,' but who knows. I've got to admit that in the past I'm not a great one for reformations; I always think if you're lucky in life, you get a window of opportunity, use it to the best of your ability and then fuck off and let someone else have their turn. But here I am 25 years down the line considering the thing."

so I take that to mean the original lineup

SPX_clothing
01-19-2011, 06:01 PM
For this year's line up; or the lack of it.... B.A.D will be on the TOP of our list....

SoccerRyot
01-19-2011, 06:34 PM
Definitely looking forward to this, as well. :)

ragingdave
01-19-2011, 06:40 PM
It was a surprise to be able to introduce my wife to this band last night. I hadn't touched those CDs in a decade.

Because they suck...

bakersfield
01-19-2011, 07:11 PM
I saw BAD at the Roxy in the mid 80's.
Thrilled to see them in the lineup!!

arsgunner
01-19-2011, 07:13 PM
You can never go wrong with more Mick Jones.


AMEN

downingthief
01-19-2011, 07:17 PM
too bad your friend wasn't also unintentionally pointing at Armed Forces there in the front.

Don't tease me, Tom.

kroqken
01-19-2011, 09:24 PM
Whenever I meet an annoying person of Asian descent, I always say to myself "the horses are on the track." (An old B.A.D. song quote)

ivankay
01-19-2011, 09:43 PM
Whenever I meet an annoying person of Asian descent, I always say to myself "the horses are on the track." (An old B.A.D. song quote)

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kroqken
01-19-2011, 09:44 PM
4V5Zoe84BjE

Pure (99 44/100%) genius!!!!!!

kroqken
01-19-2011, 09:51 PM
4V5Zoe84BjE

Wow, I never saw this video before and have finally learned that the guy who says "the horses are on the track" was NOT Asian, but speaks like it would be from an Asian man (not the "Asian man" from the Belle & Sebastian song).

SPX_clothing
01-19-2011, 11:36 PM
oh, and WIRE, chemical Bros, and........................

Ride a Tire!
01-20-2011, 02:41 AM
And just a month ago I was having my annual Clash withdrawal. Totally approve.

jamesc2929
01-20-2011, 03:53 AM
Made my wife's Coachella 2011!!!!
She has not stop plying them since the announcement, and dancing around her studio!!!!
Big Audio AND Suede PERFECT!!!!!!!

stuporfly
01-21-2011, 11:33 AM
was pretty sure i would be seeing a post from you in here, haha.

add my name to the list of attendee's...

need to get a pic with mick to add to my one with joe and one with paul!

Right on, man!

stuporfly
01-21-2011, 11:35 AM
From The Guardian (http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2011/jan/20/big-audio-dynamite-clash)

Big Audio Dynamite: more pioneering than the Clash?

Back in the dark days of early 1984, there was a time when Orwell's predictions of an overbearing police state seemed worringly prescient.
Thatcherism was at its peak, the miners were striking and punk was on its arse. Even scene figureheads the Clash were floundering. The tight-knit "classic" lineup was no more, their forthcoming tour was a busk around Britain and they were having to piece together songs for what would be their contractually obliging and limp swansong album, Cut the Crap, disowned for many years by its creator Joe Strummer.

The problem was Strummer had lost his songwriting foil, the temperamental and talented Mick Jones; the rock yin to Strummer's punk yang. So while Strummer was "fucking off to the mountains of Spain to sit sobbing under a palm tree" Jones was already up and running with a new band, Big Audio Dynamite, fuelled by the type of determination that only comes when there are ex-band members/friends to spite with your own success.

Big Audio Dynamite (later known as Big Audio Dynamite II, Big Audio or just BAD) never quite gained the critical or commercial success of the Clash, but they did enjoy a longer career, and judging by the just-reformed band's billing at this year's Coachella festival there's still a lot of love for them.

For all the lengthy magazine retrospectives and weighty biographies that rightly claim the Clash were musical pioneers, there's also a strong argument to be made that BAD were more forward-thinking – or perhaps more of their time, more now – than Jones's previous band. Less confined by the constraints of rock'n'roll and determined to shake off the Clash's formidable legacy, Jones – the member who brought hip-hop into the Clash and wrote their sole No 1 single – set out to create a sound that utilised the emerging technologies used by dance and rap music and took a more multimedia approach to their presentation.

Keyboards, loops and samples of everything from news reports to scores of Sergio Leone Westerns featured heavily, as did the briefly state-of-the-art Bond Electraglide guitar, and over the years Jones enlisted an array of collaborators including film-maker/DJ Don Letts, MC Ranking Roger, clothing designer Shawn Stussy and video-making London ace face James Lebon.

This modernist approach to recycling or reintroducing samples was completely new in the rock/pop format of the mid-80s, and pre-dated key sampling releases from De La Soul, 2 Live Crew, Beastie Boys and MARRS' Pump Up the Volume, the first sample-based 1987 hit single to top the chart. In fact, BAD's 1985 debut album, This Is Big Audio Dynamite, and the Nicholas Roeg-sampling homage and hit single E=MC2, are now widely acknowledged as pioneering works in the emerging format. Which is doubly impressive given how utterly averse to the idea of sampling the rock world was (and much of the mainstream music industry, come to think of it).

BAD only actually had two top 40 singles in the UK and no doubt alienated many of the more conservative-minded punks, but they did enjoy international success as a big live draw. Some of their work sounds dated now, but then doesn't most pop and rock from the 80s? In their wake came everyone from rock-dance crossover bands such as the Shamen, Jesus Jones and Pop Will Eat Itself and on to Klaxons, Gorillaz and beyond. Perhaps their 2011 re-formation may now remind us just how ahead of their time Big Audio Dynamite were.

TomAz
01-21-2011, 12:42 PM
I thought Topper wrote "Rock the Casbah"?

stuporfly
01-21-2011, 01:06 PM
I thought Topper wrote "Rock the Casbah"?

Indeed - Apparently he had the piano line and a skeleton version of the backing track already recorded before the rest of the band showed up in the studio.

captncrzy
01-21-2011, 01:17 PM
my friend unintentionally called it last year:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5204/5298496947_013e86cbb1_z.jpg

I'd like to take him for a walk around the record store this year so I could have him point out some shit I want to see.

Thx in advance

TallGuyCM
01-24-2011, 06:27 PM
I know nothing about these guys, aside from who's in the band. Best album to start with? Overall best album? Thanks...

getbetter
01-24-2011, 06:46 PM
Start off with the first album.



No. 10, Upping St has Joe Strummer co writing half the album.

JustSteve
01-24-2011, 06:49 PM
I know nothing about these guys, aside from who's in the band. Best album to start with? Overall best album? Thanks...

you know the song "rush". even if you don't, you had to have heard it.

i tend to go with "the globe" as my #1 from them, although it was technically done by big audio dynamite II.

TallGuyCM
01-24-2011, 06:56 PM
you know the song "rush". even if you don't, you had to have heard it.

LOL listening to it right now, YEAHHH I know this song! I always thought this was the Clash.

stuporfly
01-25-2011, 03:43 AM
The debut and Megatop Phoenix have always been my favorites. Listened to the latter on a train over the weekend all the way through and it's held up quite well. If you want a decent career retrospective, Planet BAD is a worthy effort.

Incidentally...


Mick Jones has reformed Big Audio Dynamite - the band he put together after he left The Clash.

The band's original line-up of Jones, Don Letts, Greg Roberts, Leo 'E-Zee-Kill' and Dan Donovan are involved, with gigs set to take place across the UK in March and April, and will follow up those dates with a slot at the Coachella festival in California on April 16.

Jones formed the band in 1984, with the original line-up disbanding in 1990, although incarnations of the band continued sporadically after the split.

Big Audio Dynamite will play:

Liverpool O2 Academy (29)
Glasgow O2 ABC (30)
Newcastle O2 Academy (31)
London O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire (April 2, 3)
Nottingham Rock City (6)
Leeds O2 Academy (7)
Manchester Academy (8)
Bristol O2 Academy (9)
Coachella Festival (16)

Stoked it's the original five!

M Sparks
01-25-2011, 10:52 AM
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I think Mick's voice was what kept them down. It's really bad here. They were so pioneering though, when it comes to mashing up genres.

chunk
01-25-2011, 10:56 AM
That's good to hear. (About the original 5) Big Audio Dynamite II would have definitely taken some the luster off.

That is the worst band name in history. I remember it being such a joke at the time.

shermanoaksyo
01-25-2011, 02:55 PM
Is there any chance they would play something like Train in Vain or Protex Blue

macdre1380
01-25-2011, 03:05 PM
DEF excited for this

sacleonard
01-25-2011, 04:06 PM
I'm very excited to see BAD, although for some reason, I am fearing a conflict. I hope I am wrong.

HandBanana
01-25-2011, 04:17 PM
I know this is sacrilege, but The Clash always bored me to tears.

At least this I can dance to.

PoolPartyz
01-25-2011, 06:17 PM
My dad told me about them 2 years ago. "so you like rave music huh? this is what started it" can't wait to see them

Brochella
01-27-2011, 09:00 AM
I can't believe I've never heard of them after having obsessed over The Clash/Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros in high school. They just topped my list for Saturday.

stuporfly
02-02-2011, 03:32 AM
I know this is sacrilege, but The Clash always bored me to tears.

At least this I can dance to.

But...

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I'm hoping for at least a few numbers from Megatop Phoenix in the set.

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SPX_clothing
02-11-2011, 12:34 AM
WELL SAID

DEf want some tunes from Megatop P !!

concertgoer
03-15-2011, 08:04 PM
Any word on whether or not they will be playing anything off of The Globe?

fiyahhh!
03-30-2011, 08:19 AM
Setlist: Big Audio Dynamite, O2 Academy, Liverpool, UK; 3/29/11

“Medicine Show”
“Beyond the Pale”
“A Party”
“V13″
“BAD”
“Just Play Music”
“C’mon Every Beatbox”
“Sightsee MC”
“Battle of the All Saints Road”
“Rewind”

“The Bottom Line”
“E=MC2″
“Rush”

zircona1
03-30-2011, 08:36 AM
V13!!! YES!!!

TomAz
03-30-2011, 09:14 AM
This is good info! thanks fiyahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

TomAz
03-30-2011, 09:18 AM
Is there any chance they would play something like Train in Vain or Protex Blue

Carbon/Silicon did play "Police On My Back" when they played Coachella a few years ago. But I have a feeling Mick has a different mindset with BAD, since it's the band he formed immediately after getting fired from The Clash.

PenisMuncher
03-30-2011, 05:32 PM
There's also footage on youTube.

concertgoer
03-30-2011, 05:46 PM
Setlist: Big Audio Dynamite, O2 Academy, Liverpool, UK; 3/29/11

“Medicine Show”
“Beyond the Pale”
“A Party”
“V13″
“BAD”
“Just Play Music”
“C’mon Every Beatbox”
“Sightsee MC”
“Battle of the All Saints Road”
“Rewind”

“The Bottom Line”
“E=MC2″
“Rush”
Fuck yes!

sacleonard
03-30-2011, 07:37 PM
Good info. Thanks for posting.

Bumblebee
03-31-2011, 01:32 PM
http://www.slicingupeyeballs.com/2011/03/30/big-audio-dynamite-liverpool-video-setlist-reunion-tour/

Footage from 1st show in 22 years.

spiggums
04-03-2011, 03:36 PM
BBC6 right now is doing a Big Audio Dynamite special with Don Letts that's really getting me amped for their set at Coachella!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/bbc_6music

artisticcreator
04-03-2011, 04:01 PM
Thanks Spiggums! It was great listening to some of it.

getbetter
04-04-2011, 12:51 AM
Soon KE Ha pooboo tee haaaa!!! I'm excited about seeing this.

concertgoer
04-06-2011, 01:16 PM
Getting so excite for this set!!

Memorial_07
04-06-2011, 02:00 PM
I literally just started listening to them 30 minutes ago while going through the bands of the festival and I'm so excited for them. Especially to hear Bottom Line and E=Mc2 although it's their most popular song. It's still gonna be a great show, regardless

ZeeVee22
04-10-2011, 01:36 PM
Mick Jones is a legend

whynotsmile99
04-10-2011, 02:08 PM
anyone seeing them at the Roxy this Thursday?

QOTSA on Wed followed by BAD will help ease the pain of not going to Coachella this year

Bumblebee
04-13-2011, 10:10 AM
Don Letts is playing the filth dome a couple hours before BAD.

concertgoer
04-17-2011, 07:57 AM
How great was their set?
I was almost front row and the crowd was great too.
Thank god that goldenvoice scheduled them during Mumford

fiyahhh!
04-17-2011, 08:12 AM
Awesome set last night! For me, the highlight of the evening was the Bottom Line. Oh, & they TORE through what seemed like a sped-up version of Rush.

TomAz
04-17-2011, 08:26 AM
1.Medicine Show
2.Beyond The Pale
3.A Party
4.V Thirteen
5.BAD
6.E=MC2
7.The Battle of All Saints Road
8.The Bottom Line
9.Rush

What a great great set. Things really got going on "A Party" and never let up. So glad I was there with a good spot. The sound was great, and they were really on.

concertgoer
04-17-2011, 08:43 AM
V Thirteen and BAD were the highlights for me

stuporfly
04-17-2011, 09:09 AM
I was right down front for this set, and it was tremendous. The crowd was totally non-aggro, which was just perfect. All around good vibes.

concertgoer
04-17-2011, 09:12 AM
Seriously best crowd

getbetter
04-17-2011, 09:13 AM
I was right down front for this set, and it was tremendous. The crowd was totally non-aggro, which was just perfect. All around good vibes.

Yup expect for that pregrant women getting push thru the crowd to get pulled out by security.

stuporfly
04-17-2011, 09:22 AM
Yup expect for that pregrant women getting push thru the crowd to get pulled out by security.

I didn't see that. I was standing near a woman on crutches and was worried about her at first, but it was all mellow fun where I was. I was right next to the woman who caught Dan Donovan's BAD cap, which just about made her whole night.

stuporfly
04-17-2011, 09:25 AM
I do wish they'd done something from Megatop Phoenix (they've played "Rewind" at earlier shows, which would have been brilliant), but the set was just phenomenal that it's just a minor complaint.

fiyahhh!
04-17-2011, 09:42 AM
I was right down front for this set, and it was tremendous. The crowd was totally non-aggro, which was just perfect. All around good vibes.

I totally saw you on the video screens during some of the crowd shots.

jamesc2929
04-17-2011, 10:04 AM
I didn't see that. I was standing near a woman on crutches and was worried about her at first, but it was all mellow fun where I was. I was right next to the woman who caught Dan Donovan's BAD cap, which just about made her whole night.

Your right!!!! She was there for B.A.D., every other band was secondary. I was with her, and she could not have been happier!!!!

sidsjiff
04-17-2011, 10:08 AM
One of the Saturday highlights for me. Great to see Mick do those songs as opposed to the mediocre Carbon/Silicon stuff from a few years ago. Lots of folks came from the Mumford show as they realized it wasn't all that. Hopefully they got a little education on what a good performance should be like.

stuporfly
04-17-2011, 10:55 AM
I totally saw you on the video screens during some of the crowd shots.

Oh, yeah? Bet I looked like a buffoon.

krk67
04-17-2011, 10:36 PM
I missed this year and one of the primary reasons I'm pissed about it is because I missed Big Audio Dynamite.

As far as the Carbon/Silicon show in 08 goes, the one thing I have to say is that even if it didn't make your wang hard like The Clash or B.A.D. they did have awesome stage presence for playing at 1 or 1.30 in the afternoon to a really small crowd. And of course they were tight. I LOVED that.

I also heard that everyone in the band was really, really gracious behind the scenes.

magmazing
05-08-2011, 02:54 PM
'Rush'
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stuporfly
05-16-2011, 12:24 PM
Oh, yeah? Bet I looked like a buffoon.

And so I did...

http://i54.tinypic.com/111t2it.jpg
http://i52.tinypic.com/35ipwjr.jpg

They just announced an August 3 show at Brooklyn Bowl, which means I can walk home after having my mind blown!

magmazing
05-21-2011, 01:28 PM
E=MC²
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ivankay
08-13-2011, 07:58 PM
Just put up 25 pictures (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4149/5069815070_035772c01e_b.jpg)from the show at Club Nokia on Wednesday. Here's are some:

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6126/6040522918_ec6d2ca5ff_b.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6088/6039974185_8335a249ff_z.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6210/6040524256_86b7a10d89_b.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6184/6040525016_39924fd6d3_b.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6139/6039976729_d623761f69_b.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6081/6039976081_418c28b597_b.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6088/6040526702_a9a84fb5d8_b.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6184/6039977475_76a16ab90b_b.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6073/6039978417_53f7f0be0e_z.jpg

Great show. Hopefully you'll get to check them out.

Aurgasm
08-13-2011, 08:01 PM
how was the show, Ivankay?

ps nice pics!

ivankay
08-13-2011, 08:05 PM
Loved it. Sound was excellent. Band was super tight. Mr. Jones was fun and appeared very happy. Very happy to see them twice this year.

And thanks.