Big Audio Dynamite

Big Audio Dynamite

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.

Big Audio Dynamite Discography


28AP3142 Big Audio Dynamite This Is Big Audio Dynamite (Album, Comp) CBS, CBS 28AP3142 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
PCT 40705 Big Audio Dynamite No. 10, Upping St. (Album) Columbia, Columbia PCT 40705 US 1986 Sell This Version
461199 4 Big Audio Dynamite Tighten Up Vol. 88 (Album) Columbia, Columbia, Columbia 461199 4 UK 1988 Sell This Version
177.193 Big Audio Dynamite Megatop Phoenix (Album) Columbia 177.193 Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
RARD 11280 Big Audio Dynamite F-Punk (Album) Radioactive RARD 11280 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

A 6591, CBSA 6591 Big Audio Dynamite The Bottom Line (Single, Maxi) CBS A 6591, CBSA 6591 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
650951 6 Big Audio Dynamite Planet Bad(12", EP) CBS 650951 6 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
38-06708 Big Audio Dynamite Badrock City Columbia 38-06708 US 1986 Sell This Version
650147 7 B.A.D* C'mon Every Beatbox (Single, Maxi) CBS 650147 7 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
XPR 1301 Big Audio Dynamite E = MC² (Single, Maxi) CBS, CBS XPR 1301 UK 1985 Sell This Version
44 05359 Big Audio Dynamite Medicine Show (Single, Maxi) CBS 44 05359 US 1985 Sell This Version
38-06053 Big Audio Dynamite E = MC²(7", Single, Promo) Columbia 38-06053 US 1986 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
650951 7 Big Audio Dynamite V. Thirteen / Hollywood Boulevard (Single) CBS 650951 7 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
XPR 1375 Big Audio Dynamite Lovesensi CBS XPR 1375 UK 1988 Sell This Version
6516217 Big Audio Dynamite Just Play Music! (Single) CBS 6516217 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
BAAD 5 Big Audio Dynamite Other 99 (Maxi, Single) CBS, CBS BAAD 5 UK & Europe 1988 Sell This Version
38-08094 Big Audio Dynamite Other 99(7", Single, Promo) Columbia 38-08094 US 1988 Sell This Version
655353 6 Big Audio Dynamite Contact (Single, Maxi) CBS 655353 6 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
655311 8 Big Audio Dynamite James Brown (Maxi) Columbia 655311 8 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version