Big Audio Dynamite, also known by the abbreviation BAD, is an English band formed in 1984 by ex-Clash guitarist Mick Jones.
After his ouster from the Clashes, and after a brief stint in the General Public group, Jones first formed the "Top Risk Action Company" (T.R.A.C.) group. Group with more than ephemeral existence.
It was then that he formed Big Audio Dynamite along with Don Letts, Leo Williams, Greg Roberts and Dan Donovan.
The band's first album "This is Big Audio Dynamite" came out in 1985 and for a debut album it was a real success. Album carried mainly by a first flagship title "The bootom line". And especially by the following “E = MC2” which came out in 1986 and made a real worldwide hit.
A year later in 1986 the album "No.10, Uppin St." was released, with less success but still successful.
More success in 1988 with the album "Tighten up, Vol. 88 ”. Album which will mainly produce the hit “Just play music !".
The following years were less glorious and the starting group finally exploded during 1990. Jones joined a new team and released the album “The Globe”. And it’s a real hit in particular in the USA.
The album will produce a minor hit named after the album and most importantly a mega hit with the flagship single "Rush" which remains the band's highest ranked single to this day. And which will be their last major...
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Discography (among others ...) :
The bottom line 1985
Medicine show 1986
V. Thirteen 1987
Just play music ! 1988
The globe 1991
Looking for a song 1994
I turned out a punk 1995
Gonna try 1995
Man that is dynamite 1997
BAD and the night time ride 1997
1985 ... the Clash parenthesis being closed, the time has come for Big Audio Dynamite. And my gosh, it's far from a default adventure. Even less out of spite ...
1986 ... an adventure which will gain height and volume very quickly with this HUGE title. A first mega hit for the group which will not be the last ...
1986 ... after a resounding start to the year, the euphoria subsides somewhat. But the group does confirm that he is not there to make up !
1987 ... of course, the group's business is still quite rock. Jones cannot deny his origins ...
1988 ... after a year 1987 something inside, business picks up strongly in this year 1988. In particular thanks to a much more festive sound ...
1989 ... Jones dares to venture into musical lands outside his usual standards. And my faith, it works pretty well !
1991 ... it was not until the following decade and the year 1991 to see them record the biggest commercial success of their career. Like what, patience is always rewarded !
1991 ... the BIG year. Two mega hits in a burst that definitively consecrate the group as one of the big musical names of the moment...
1994 ... the decade began under the best auspices. Unfortunately, the test will not be transformed and this title will be the last notorious hit of the group...
1995...but the adventure will continue anyway. But we're not going to lie to each other, the best years are now behind...
1995...the group lost a large part of what had made its originality during the previous decade and will not have been able to reinvent himself as he should have in this new decade. Hard law of the trade...
1997...this time the band seems to have come to the end of its adventure. But we know that in music everything is always possible, so you never know...
1997...maybe they will come back one day, maybe not. Only the future knows the answer and we will therefore have to wait for it to decide whether or not to put them back in the race...
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