Big Audio Dynamite - This Is Big Audio Dynamite
Big Audio Dynamite - This Is Big Audio Dynamite
Big Audio Dynamite - This Is Big Audio Dynamite
Big Audio Dynamite - This Is Big Audio Dynamite
Big Audio Dynamite - This Is Big Audio Dynamite
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Big Audio Dynamite - This Is Big Audio Dynamite
Big Audio Dynamite - This Is Big Audio Dynamite
Big Audio Dynamite - This Is Big Audio Dynamite
Big Audio Dynamite - This Is Big Audio Dynamite
Big Audio Dynamite - This Is Big Audio Dynamite

Big Audio Dynamite - This Is Big Audio Dynamite

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Mick Jones – lead and backing vocals; guitars

Don Letts – lead and backing vocals; FX sound effects

Dan Donovan – keyboards, artwork

Leo "E-Zee Kill" Williams – bass; backing vocals

Greg Roberts – drums; drum machine; backing vocals

 

1 LP,  Old-Style "Tip-On" Gatefold Printed By Stoughton

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g Ultra-Quiet Vinyl

Record color : black

Speed : 33 RPM

Size : 12'’

Stereo

Studio

Record Press : RTI

Label : Intervention Records

Original Label : Columbia

Recorded in London at Sarm West Studios and Redan Recorders

Engineered and mixed by Paul "Groucho" Smykle

Produced by Mick Jones

Mastered by Ryan K. Smith At Sterling Sound

Originally released in 1985

Reissued in 2016

 

Tracks:

Side A:

  1. Medicine Show
  2. Sony
  3. E=MC²
  4. The Bottom Line

Side B :

  1. A Party
  2. Sudden Impact!              
  3. Stone Thames
  4. BAD

 

Reviews :

« Elbowed out of the Clash, Mick Jones responded forcefully with Big Audio Dynamite, a modernist audio-terrorist outfit whose 1985 debut, This Is Big Audio Dynamite, seemed all the more futuristic when compared to Joe Strummer’s reductionist retro rejiggering of the Clash on Cut the Crap. Strummer may have been intent on shedding every experimental element of the Clash’s prime, but Jones, in collaboration with longtime friend filmmaker Don Letts, picked up where Sandinista! left off, anchoring BAD in dance and rap, building the group’s debut on layers of samples and drum machines. As is often the case, what was once forward-looking seems inextricably tied to its time in retrospect and the clanking electro rhythms, Sergio Leone samples, chicken-scratch guitars, bleating synths, and six-minute songs of This Is Big Audio Dynamite evoke 1985 in a way few other records do. Nevertheless, BAD’s boldness remains impressive, even visionary, pointing toward the cut-n-paste masterpieces of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, and since Jones did not abandon his innate gift for hooks -- if anything, he found ways to create rhythmic hooks as well as melodic ones -- it’s quite accessible for an album that is, at its core, avant-rock. [Legacy’s 2010 double-disc expansion of This Is Big Audio Dynamite remasters the original eight-track LP and adds a second 12-track CD. Befitting BAD’s futuristic dance bent, almost all of these are 12" remixes of the album’s singles -- “Medicine Show,” “E=MC2,” and “The Bottom Line” -- including no less than four previously unreleased mixes -- and there’s also the outtake “Electric Vandal,” plus the B-sides “Albert Einstein Meets the Human Beatbox” and “This is Big Audio Dynamite,” with every last one of these 12 songs extending the modernist sampledelia of the album proper. » AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

 

Ratings :

AllMusic : 4 / 5 , Discogs : 4.65 / 5

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