Bad Brains ‎– Rock For Light

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Tracklist

Coptic Times 2:13
Attitude 1:12
We Will Not 1:40
Sailin' On 1:50
Rally Round Jah Throne 4:44
Right Brigade 2:30
F.V.K. (Fearless Vampire Killers) 0:48
Riot Squad 2:02
The Meek Shall Inherit The Earth 3:43
Joshua's Song 0:34
Banned In D.C. 2:05
How Low Can A Punk Get 1:55
Big Takeover 2:40
I And I Survive 5:13
Destroy Babylon 1:25
Rock For Light 1:25
At The Movies 2:20

Versions (42)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PVC 8917 Bad Brains Rock For Light(LP, Album) PVC Records PVC 8917 US 1983 Sell This Version
PVCC 8917 Bad Brains Rock For Light(Cass, Album) PVC Records PVCC 8917 US 1983 Sell This Version
PVCC 8917 Bad Brains Rock For Light(Cass, Album, Cle) PVC Records PVCC 8917 US 1983 Sell This Version
AMK 2005 Bad Brains Rock For Light(Cass, Album, Dol) Amigo AMK 2005 Sweden 1983 Sell This Version
PVC 8917 Bad Brains Rock For Light(LP, Album) PVC Records PVC 8917 US 1983 Sell This Version
AMLP 2005 Bad Brains Rock For Light(LP, Album) Amigo AMLP 2005 Sweden 1983 Sell This Version
ABT 007 Bad Brains Rock For Light(LP, Album) Abstract Records, PVC Records ABT 007 UK 1983 Sell This Version
ABT 007 Bad Brains Rock For Light(LP, Album) Abstract Records, PVC Records ABT 007 UK 1983 Sell This Version
6.25599, LLP 5329 AP, 6.25599 AP Bad Brains Rock For Light(LP, Album) Line Records, Line Records, Line Records 6.25599, LLP 5329 AP, 6.25599 AP Germany 1983 Sell This Version
ABT 007 Bad Brains Rock For Light(LP, Album) Abstract Records, PVC Records ABT 007 UK 1983 Sell This Version
ABT 007 Bad Brains Rock For Light(LP, Album) Abstract Records ABT 007 UK 1983 Sell This Version
PVC 8917 Bad Brains Rock For Light(LP, Album, TP) PVC Records PVC 8917 US 1983 Sell This Version
6.25599 Bad Brains Rock For Light(LP, Album, TP) Line Records 6.25599 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
SMB 40283 Bad Brains Rock For Light(LP, Album) Music-Box SMB 40283 Greece 1985 Sell This Version
LICD 9.00113, LICD 9.00113 O Bad Brains Rock For Light(CD, Album, RE) Line Records, Line Records LICD 9.00113, LICD 9.00113 O Germany 1987 Sell This Version
LICD 9.00113, LICD 9.00113 O Bad Brains Rock For Light(CD, Album, RE) Line Records, Line Records LICD 9.00113, LICD 9.00113 O Germany 1987 Sell This Version
PVCD 8917 Bad Brains Rock For Light(CD, Album, RE) PVC Records PVCD 8917 US 1987 Sell This Version
CAROL 1613-2 Bad Brains Rock For Light(CD, Album, RE, RM) Caroline Records CAROL 1613-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
CARCD 12, 261 384 Bad Brains Rock For Light(CD, Album, RE, RM) Caroline Records, Caroline Records CARCD 12, 261 384 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
CARCD 12 Bad Brains Rock For Light(CD, Album, RE, RM) Caroline Records CARCD 12 UK 1991 Sell This Version
CARC12 Bad Brains Rock For Light(Cass, Album, RE) Caroline Records CARC12 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
CAROL 1613-4 Bad Brains Rock For Light(Cass, Album, RE) Caroline Records CAROL 1613-4 US 1991 Sell This Version
CAROL 1613-1 Bad Brains Rock For Light(LP, Album, RE) Caroline Records CAROL 1613-1 US 1991 Sell This Version
CARLP 12 Bad Brains Rock For Light(LP, Album, RE) Caroline Records CARLP 12 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
CAROL 1613-1 Bad Brains Rock For Light(LP, Album, RE, Tra) Caroline Records CAROL 1613-1 US 1991 Sell This Version
MG 1-01 Bad Brains Rock For Light(Cass, RE, Unofficial, Alt) MG Records (2) MG 1-01 Poland 1994 Sell This Version
VJCP-17533 Bad Brains Rock For Light(CD, Album, RE, RM) Caroline Records, Virgin VJCP-17533 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
ABT 007 Bad Brains Rock For Light(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Abstract Sounds (2) ABT 007 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
ABT 007 Bad Brains Rock For Light(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Whi) Abstract Sounds (2) ABT 007 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
ABT 007 Bad Brains Rock For Light(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Yel) Abstract Records (6) ABT 007 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
PVC 8917 Bad Brains Rock For Light(LP, Album, RE) PVC Records PVC 8917 US 2015 Sell This Version
URO 1998 Bad Brains Rock For Light(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) No Futuro URO 1998 Spain 2019 Sell This Version
CARCD 12, 0777 7 87088 2 7 Bad Brains Rock For Light(CD, Album, RE, RM) Caroline Records, Virgin CARCD 12, 0777 7 87088 2 7 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CAROL 1613-2 Bad Brains Rock For Light(CD, Album, RE, RM) Caroline Records CAROL 1613-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
CAROL 1613-2 Bad Brains Rock For Light(CD, Album, RE, RM) Caroline Records CAROL 1613-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
CARCD 12, 0777 7 87088 2 7 Bad Brains Rock For Light(CD, Album, RE, RM) Caroline Records, Virgin CARCD 12, 0777 7 87088 2 7 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CARCD 12, 0777 7 87088 2 7 Bad Brains Rock For Light(CD, Album, RE, RM) Caroline Records, Virgin CARCD 12, 0777 7 87088 2 7 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CAROL 1613-2 Bad Brains Rock For Light(CD, Album, RE, RM) Caroline Records CAROL 1613-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
CAROL 1613-2 Bad Brains Rock For Light(CD, Album, RE, RP) Caroline Records CAROL 1613-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
ABT 007 Bad Brains Rock For Light(LP, Album) Not on label ABT 007 US Unknown Sell This Version
none Bad Brains Rock For Light(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Not On Label (Bad Brains) none Europe Unknown Sell This Version
LILP 4.00113 J, LILP 4.00113 Bad Brains Rock For Light(LP, Album, Whi) Line Records, Line Records, Line (7), Line (7) LILP 4.00113 J, LILP 4.00113 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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jonnyx

jonnyx

September 7, 2019
referencing Rock For Light, LP, Album, PVC 8917
For everyone asking about the sped-up vocals:

"The 1991 re-issue was remixed by [Ric] Ocasek [of The Cars, who also produced the original 1983 release] and bass player Darryl Jenifer. The re-issued version has some extra tracks, an altered track order, significantly different mixes and, on most tracks, a speed increase of the master which results in a raising of the pitch by one-half step.

The original mix is only available on the out-of-print PVC Records version and 1987 CD-versions. However, some of the original mixes appear on the recent Banned in D.C. compilation."

Source with additional info:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_for_Light

If you want the original mixes and vocals that aren't reminiscent of Alvin and the Chipmunks, look for the PVC Records and/or Line Records releases from 1983 (vinyl) or 1987 (cd). These are the ones that have seventeen tracks, starting with "Coptic Times" and ending with "At the Movies." The twenty track releases on vinyl and disc, starting with "Big Takeover" and ending with "Jam," are all based on the 1991 Caroline re-issue with the re-mixed and sped-up vocals.

Note that there is a 2015 seventeen track reissue from PVC on vinyl; see other comments re: sound quality.

Hope that helps.
farinsky

farinsky

June 12, 2019
edited 9 months ago
referencing Rock For Light, LP, Album, RE, Tra, CAROL 1613-1
Is it just my imagination, but does this sound all pitched and sped up, especially the vocals?
hrobb

hrobb

May 20, 2019
referencing Rock For Light, LP, Album, RE, PVC 8917
Honestly, I'm not sure if this is a bootleg because I've come to expect this shit-level quality from a lot of legit reissues. The vinyl has some non-fill issues all over in weird uneven waves. There are many parts in which the the text is super blurred and other places it's weirdly sharp. It's not an exact copy though, it even appears to have a unique runout etching. So, it isn't really copying the original pressing. And the audio, this is what this album has been like for a while, sped up. It doesn't make it more fun, sadly.

If you want bad brains on vinyl, this is pretty much it for their early era that's readily available. If you can pitch-correct, maybe it's worth it. Honestly, whether or not it is a bootleg, it certainly isn't good quality. If this wasn't bad brains, I would say avoid this release
adrian-79

adrian-79

March 14, 2019
referencing Rock For Light, CD, Album, RE, RM, CARCD 12, 0777 7 87088 2 7

This album really whips the hell out of a donkeys ass
CHRISMATTRESS

CHRISMATTRESS

August 9, 2018
referencing Rock For Light, LP, Album, TP, PVC 8917
Would be nice to see some photos of this Bad Brains "Rock For Light" test pressing.
fruitkiller

fruitkiller

February 23, 2018
referencing Rock For Light, LP, Album, PVC 8917
Can someone point me to one release with the original mix? Where "Coptic Times" is the first song and the vocals aren't sped up a bit ridiculously? I only have that one as an mp3 release, it's rare I know, think of Judge - Chung King Can Suck It rare, but maybe it was re-relased?
sourhops

sourhops

January 29, 2018
referencing Rock For Light, LP, Album, RE, PVC 8917
I bought this and wish I didn't. I can only compare the sound quality to cd and this just doesn't feel right. This has no depth to it, sounds kind of tinny. Something tells me this is a bootleg. Beware of people selling this off as an original copy with the same catalog number. I have a hard time believing there are that many OG 1983 pressings still around that are unopened.
Hot_Snake

Hot_Snake

July 18, 2015
referencing Rock For Light, LP, Album, RE, PVC 8917
Is this a Bootleg or a legit Reissue?
bensevilla

bensevilla

January 21, 2015
referencing Rock For Light, LP, Album, RE, CAROL 1613-1
Mine is on transparent gold vinyl
artrecs

artrecs

December 26, 2014
referencing Rock For Light, LP, Album, ABT 007
orsom album repress is white & origanal is black.