Ever since it was announced, this print has created some buzz around the office. Available this Thursday, it will be gone in an instant. Move fast.
Bad Brains Collaboration Print
Shepard Fairey x Glen E Friedman x Bad Brains
24 x 18, 3 Color Screen Print
Edition of 425
Signed by Shepard, Glen E Friedman, andÂ all the original members ofÂ Bad Brains
Bad Brains are one of my favorite punk/hardcore groups of all time. If you donâ€™t have their self titled debut, â€œRock For Lightâ€, â€œI Agaist Iâ€, or â€œQuicknessâ€, they are all essential. I first heard Bad Brains at the beginning of 1984 when my friend lent me the brilliantly curated and titled Alternative Tentacles compilation â€œLet Then Eat Jellybeansâ€(A Reagan dessert favorite update to the Marie Antoinette slogan â€œLet them eat cakeâ€). The Bad Brains song â€œPay to Cumâ€ from their first album was on the comp along with songs by Black Flag, The Dead Kennedys, The Circle Jerks, Flipper, etc.. I then went out to find full length records by all those bands. I soon discovered Minor Threat as well, and learned that Bad Brains had influenced their vocalist Ian MacKaye and Black flag vocalist Henry Rollins who were from Washington DC where Bad Brains had started as well. The Bad Brains were also a huge influence for the Beastie Boys. This collaboration ties into almost all of the bands I mentioned because they were almost all iconically shot at various times by photographer Glen E. Friedman. Glen shot a lot of great photos of Bad Brains and a few different shots were spliced together as the reference for this poster illustration. If you donâ€™t know Glenâ€™s work, and you shouldâ€¦ go to burningflags.com. This poster is signed by Glen, me, and all the original members of Bad Brains. Keep that PMA.