Bad Brains

Directed by Mandy Stein, Ben Logan
  • US
  • 104 minutes
  • 2012

‘As Henry Rollins states early on in Bad Brains: Band in DC, a definitive documentary on the legendary hardcore band is long overdue. “Legendary” is even understating it a bit, as Bad Brains helped to invent what we know as American hardcore, taking inspiration from the Sex Pistols and The Damned, melding it with their own funk and soul-inspired musicality, a “positive attitude message”, and an electric performance style to birth a beast all their own. As a history of Bad Brains and an archive of their incredible performances in the early ’80s, this film is a treasure chest of gems.’

Katie Walsh