Posted in music | pictures on August 9, 2011

photos by Grant MacAllister

B.A.D. @ Lolla
Lollapalooza

Big Audio Dynamite brought their reunion back to North America this month. It included another visit to NYC in the form of a show at Brooklyn Bowl (on 8/3) and an appearance on Jimmy Fallon where they played two songs (one was a web exclusive). They since hit Lollapalooza (on Saturday). More pictures from Chicago, both Fallon videos and the entire Brooklyn Bowl setlist, below...

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Big Audio Dynamite: E=MC2

Big Audio Dynamite performed "Rob Peter Pay Paul (via Audio Perv)

Big Audio Dynamite Concert at Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Setlist on August 3, 2011

Medicine Show
V Thirteen
Sightsee M.C!
A Party
Beyond The Pale
Rob Peter Pay Paul
C'Mon Every Beatbox
BAD
The Battle of All Saints Road
Just Play Music
Rewind
Everybody Needs A Holiday
Encore:
The Bottom Line
E=MC2
Encore 2:
Rush

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Comments (28)

those aren't Brooklyn Bowl pics.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 1:38 PM

Big Audio Dynameh!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 1:49 PM

oh yea, where's the rest of the lolla coverage?

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 1:51 PM

awesome how the m.ward/wellmont show banner is still getting airtime on here.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 1:53 PM

How many hits did they have? And people would pay money to see them, even though they're not doing any Clash covers?

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 1:59 PM

^ I don't know, maybe people who like B.A.D.?

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 2:07 PM

Jones would never play Clash tunes - Saw him during a Carbon/Silicon gig, but he did a teaser intro. That was it. Dude was the weakest link in the Clash anyway.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 2:10 PM

2:10 PM: "Dude was the weakest link in the Clash anyway"

You're trolling, right?
"Remote Control"
"The Prisoner"
"Stay Free"
"Lost in the Supermarket"
etc.
I won't deny that Simonon was a looker, but even he admits to never having played the bass before he started with them.
And most of that BAD set list posted above is pretty good stuff.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 2:18 PM

I'd go with Topper Headon being the weakest link (although a weak link in the Clash is still worthy of props) here. Drug problem, anybody?

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 2:24 PM

2:18- a simple "you are a blithering idiot" would have been a better response to 2:10.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 2:30 PM

Obviously Topper had his personal problems, but his drumming and overall musicianship (e.g. the piano melody in "Rock the Casbah" was his) are amazing!

Posted by Brian | August 9, 2011 2:51 PM

People will and do pay good money to see "Clashmania" on and off Broadway. It's been a huge hit since it pre dated Cats at the Winter Garden theatre in '83.

It freed up Jones to get away from his Clash Cover band idea (it was totally his unique idea to cover his own band - a first in a busy full of copycat ideas) and former a multi racial, musically competent band that did well in the 80's and the 90's, which was kind of a copy of what Dave Wakeling did with General Public, which was kind of a copy of what he did with the Beat. not to be outdone, FYC (which sprung from the bowels of the Beat) also hired a somewhat racially diverse lead singer and also did well in the late 80's and early 90's.

Time marches on, yes, and Mick Jones can't exactly resurrect another Clash tour, so I'm pretty sure he's happy playing a set list like that, vs. covering Clash tunes.

(wow, that was a fun way to make fun of easily (and on this board, that's saying something) one of the dumbest posts of the year. Long live Joe Strummer! Stay Thirsty, 2:10. Stay Thirsty.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 3:04 PM

I think it just needs to be said: London's burning!

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 3:10 PM

anyone who doubts mick's contributions to the clash need only listen to Cut the Crap. #shudder#

and yeah, BAD were good, but maybe just ONE clash cover for the encore? they played a few here and there with carbon/silicon

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 4:40 PM

is the original keyboardist not with them anymore? i noticed hes been taken off all the promo posters.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 4:42 PM

Dear 3:04-

You give all Clash fans a bad name. Just sayin'. If you knew yr history of the band (because obviously you are not a huge fan like I am), you would know that Mick Jones was a diease that broke that band apart. Go listen to Cut the Crap and go play in traffic you fuck.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 4:52 PM

>I'd go with Topper Headon being the weakest link (although a weak link in the Clash is still worthy of props) here. Drug problem, anybody?

you're on fucking crack. topper was probably the most musically inclined person that ever played a part in that band. you fucking dumbass. go sit back down at cake shop, nurse a pbr and jack off in the bathroom to thoughts of sufjan.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 4:52 PM

^ London's calling and they're calling you gay.


thanks, seth :)

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 4:54 PM

> also did well in the late 80's and early 90's.

seriously? SERIOUSLY?!

HAVE
WE
NOT
BEEN
OVER
THIS
ONE
MILLION
TIMES
BY
NOW?!?!?!?!

fuck me! dude/dudette, it's '80s and '90s. ok? fucking hell. did you not bother to attend school when you were young?

put down your bright eyes vinyl and go read a book on grammar.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 4:55 PM

Are all of you just trolling each other?

ANYONE that know even a TINY bit of Clash history and has a TINY bit of Clash knowledge knows that Mick Jones was the architect and the arranger on countless of the Clash's songs and pretty much every record (with the exception London Calling that was 50/50 Jones and Strummer). Every Clash fans knows that. He was far from the 'weakest link', if anything he was the strongest link. Topper was superior to Chimes, that goes without saying, and his flexibility as a drummer negates him as the 'weakest link'. Here's another Clash fact any Clash fan would know: There WAS no 'weakest link' in the band. Every member mattered and that's what made them the 'only band that mattered'.

Again, this is BASIC Clash knowledge, and THAT'S saying something.

In regards to B.A.D., they have their share of fans and they don't care to hear Clash songs, of which you find Mick singing and playing (one time with Topper, one time with Joe days before he died) on YouTube, if you crave to see that.

Again, you're probably all trolling each other, but still. The trust must be told.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 8:27 PM

truth*

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 8:27 PM

Let's put an an end to all this douchebaggery right here and now: Carbon/ Silicon is better than the Clash + BAD put together.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 9:02 PM

1) The BAD crowd at Lolla, at least within 100 feet of the stage, was full of idiotic and rude kids waiting for Cee-Lo and Eminem, who'd play the stage hours later. I was one of four people down front who seemed to have any idea who BAD was. The kids pushed and shoved for better spots, all the while asking "who's playing next" and talking and texting with their backs to the stage throughout BAD--that is, if they weren't laying prone on the ground like it was a bed.

2) Mick Jones is one of the finest living rock guitarists. The Clash and BAD not withstanding, check out the solo on Elvis Costello's "Big Tears"--it's Mick Jones.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 9:21 PM

"Carbon/ Silicon is better than the Clash + BAD put together."

Respectfully disagree.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 11:13 PM

Some day soon the powers that be will realize that letting people comment on things was a huge failure and will eliminate them. This thread won't be exhibit A but it will be amongst them.

Posted by JMS | August 10, 2011 8:25 AM

Unfortunately C/S is a project that never really got off the ground.
not heavily promoted and relatively few live shows but the song writing is stellar and great guitar work by Mick- as good as anything he did w the Clash or BAD.

Check out the Last Post and see for yourself.

Hope they reform soon + tour US again.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 9:03 AM

how dare anybody dis the mighty MJ,they obviously dont know shit...continue listening to U2 & Green Days know nowts:?

Posted by Alby D | August 11, 2011 2:02 PM

This indecicions buggen me

Posted by Wellwatvr | January 28, 2012 1:58 AM

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