I ended up on the boat twice in a few days - Friday was The Weakerthans, and then last night (Monday June 25, 2007) was Bad Brains...

Bad Brains on a boat

Bad Brains on a boat

Bad Brains on a boat

Their Beastie Boys-produced new album is out today (the same day as the Beastie Boys own album). You can stream it at their MySpace or at AOL. More below....

(Crazy?) H.R. tried preaching peace and love (and no moshing) to the crowd. At one point he said "the boxing ring is over there", which he them followed with the less clear "the black hole is over there" and "the bottomless pit is over there". It didn't matter. The boat was going nuts.....

Bad Brains on a boat

Bad Brains on a boat

Bad Brains on a boat

Bad Brains on a boat

Bad Brains on a boat

Bad Brains on a boat

With some fast action and team work, the falling ceiling ended up being no big deal...

Bad Brains on a boat

Bad Brains on a boat

Bad Brains on a boat

Bad Brains on a boat

Darryl Jenifer forgot to specify ceiling height in his rider...

Bad Brains on a boat

Bad Brains on a boat

Bad Brains on a boat

Bad Brains on a boat

Bad Brains on a boat

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Bad Brains on a boat

H.R. also pulled a few flaky moves like not singing during a couple of songs, but all in all it was a tight set mixing most of their classic hardcore and reggae tracks with some new stuff - I don't think anyone had any complaints. It was much better than that first night at CBGB for sure.

The day before they played the School of Rock Festival in NJ. A bunch of people on the boat said they were tight at that as well.

John Joseph and Mackie from Cro Mags, Carl Porcaro from Killing Time/Raw Deal, and Brendan from SFA and CBGB fame were spotted in the crowd.

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