Big Audio Dynamite

Big Audio Dynamite

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Formed by Mick Jones after he was ousted from The Clash, he continued to develop the sound The Clash had experimented with on 'Sandinista' using breaks, dubs and the heavy use of samples.
The debuted with the 1985 release 'This is Big Audio Dynamite', followed in 1986 by 'No. 10, Upping St. (which was co-produced by his former Clash mate Joe Strummer). They supported U2 on their 1987 world tour. In 1988 'Tighten Up, Vol. 88' was released, followed in 1989 by 'Megatop Phoenix'.
The lineup from 1984 until 1990 included Mick Jones (vocals and guitar), film director Don Letts (effects and vocals), Leo Williams (bass and vocals), Greg Roberts (drums and vocals) and Dan Donovan (keyboards).
In 1990 Mick Jones changed the name to Big Audio Dynamite II (later Big Audio) and the lineup was completely changed. Greg Roberts, Leo Williams and Dan Donovan left for Dreadzone.
In 1995 Mick Jones started to use the original name again. 'F-Punk' was recorded with Nick Hawkins, Gary Stonadge, Chris Kavanagh (ex-Sigue Sigue Sputnik), Andre Shapps and Michael Custance.
With Darryl Fulstow (who replaced Gary Stonadge), Bob Wond (who replaced Chris Kavanagh) and vocalist Ranking Roger they recorded an album 'Entering A New Ride'. However the record company refused to release it, so they distributed it via download on their website in 1997, making it one of the earliest internet-releases. In 1998 BAD was disbanded but reformed in 2011 for a series of live shows.
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Big Audio Dynamite Discography

Albums

Big Audio Dynamite This Is Big Audio Dynamite (Album, Comp) CBS, CBS Japan 1985 Sell This Version
Big Audio Dynamite No. 10, Upping St. (Album) Columbia, Columbia US 1986 Sell This Version
Big Audio Dynamite Tighten Up Vol. 88 (Album) Columbia, Columbia, Columbia UK 1988 Sell This Version
Big Audio Dynamite Megatop Phoenix (Album) Columbia Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
Big Audio Dynamite F-Punk (Album) Radioactive UK 1995 Sell This Version
B.A.D. Self-Released Big Audio Dynamite Entering A New Ride(18xFile) Not On Label B.A.D. Self-Released UK 1997

Singles & EPs

Big Audio Dynamite The Bottom Line (Single, Maxi) CBS Europe 1985 Sell This Version
650951 6 Big Audio Dynamite Planet Bad(12", EP) CBS 650951 6 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
BA 12166 Big Audio Dynamite The Bottom Line(12", Single, Promo) CBS BA 12166 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
Big Audio Dynamite Badrock City Columbia US 1986 Sell This Version
B.A.D* C'mon Every Beatbox (Single, Maxi) CBS Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
Big Audio Dynamite E = MC² (Single, Maxi) CBS, CBS UK 1985 Sell This Version
Big Audio Dynamite Medicine Show (Single, Maxi) CBS US 1985 Sell This Version
RM3 The Three Johns, Big Audio Dynamite, That Petrol Emotion The Three Johns, Big Audio Dynamite, That Petrol Emotion - 3 Track EP (7", EP, MP) Abstract Sounds RM3 UK 1986 Sell This Version
51.144 Big Audio Dynamite Sambadrome(12", Promo) Discos CBS 51.144 Brazil 1986 Sell This Version
CAS 02697 Big Audio Dynamite Hollywood Boulevard(12", Promo) Columbia CAS 02697 US 1986 Sell This Version
Big Audio Dynamite V. Thirteen / Hollywood Boulevard (Single) CBS Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
BAAD T3 Big Audio Dynamite Sightsee M.C.!(12") CBS BAAD T3 UK 1987 Sell This Version
12CDN 353 Santana, Big Audio Dynamite Santana, Big Audio Dynamite - Veracruz / The. Thirteen(12", Promo) Columbia 12CDN 353 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
Big Audio Dynamite Lovesensi CBS UK 1988 Sell This Version
Big Audio Dynamite Just Play Music! (Single) CBS Australia 1988 Sell This Version
Big Audio Dynamite Other 99 (Maxi, Single) CBS, CBS UK & Europe 1988 Sell This Version
CBS 651621 6 Big Audio Dynamite Just Play Music!(12") CBS CBS 651621 6 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
Big Audio Dynamite Contact (Single, Maxi) CBS Europe 1989 Sell This Version
Big Audio Dynamite James Brown (Maxi) Columbia Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version