The legendary punk band Bad Brains’ The Youth Are Getting Restless live album will be reissued. The album is recorded from a 1987 show at the Paradiso Theater in Amsterdam during their I Against I tour. It is the sixth reissue for the group and it coincides with the relaunching of their Bad Brains Record label. The 1990 album was recorded during the band’s critical and commercial ascendance and it has reggae and funk in addition to their pioneering punk roots. Longtime bass player for the band Daryl Jenifer had this to say about the reissues:
“Hey what’s up Bad Brains family – Darryl Jenifer here. I’m proud to announce to you the blessings and return of all Bad Brains master rights / recordings to Bad Brains and out of Babylonian captivity. These rights and other items include master reels, recently discovered photos, and etc. Thanks to JAH and all involved in this glorious feat. Stay tuned for the “re-everything” involved in all of our NINE studio albums and more. Big UP to Org Music for their faith, hard work, and dedication to BAD BRAINS RECORDS WE GOT THAT PMA 2020 and beyond.”
Bad Brains has long been recognized as the first Black hardcore rock band influencing everyone from Fishbone, Living Colour, The Beastie Boys to Rage Against The Machine. The move from their native Washington D.C. to New York in 1980 kickstarted the city’s hardcore scene in gear which was accomplished by their constant gigs at CBGB’s. The lineup has changed throughout the years but today the group is comprised of Jenifer, H.R. and Dr. Know. The Youth Are Getting Restless officially drops on January 18, 2023, and it is available for pre-order in vinyl and CD form.