Doing justice to the two genres they have always plowed together, Bad Brains’ first video from their stunning return to form, Build A Nation, marries the brutal furry of “Give Thanks And Praises” and the narcotic dub of “Jah Love”. Shot on location at both the Sasquatch Festival and in Portland OR, the video was guided by System of a Down’s Shavo and captured by famed cinematographer Danny Hiele (U2, Green Day, Kanye West).
By melding punk with reggae, Bad Brains became one of the definitive American hardcore punk groups of the early '80s. Although the group released only a handful of records during its peak, including the legendary cassette-only debut, Bad Brains, they developed a dedicated following, many of whom would later form their own hardcore and alternative bands. As for Bad Brains themselves, they continued to record and tour in varying lineups led by guitarist Dr. Know into the late '90s yet never managed to break out of their cult status.