Title - 'This Is Big Audio Dynamite (2 CD Legacy Edition)'
Artist - Big Audio Dynamite
Mick Jones and Don Letts had a good thing going when they penned this album. I would rate this as one of the best cross over albums ever made at the time, it's surprising how over looked it was in hindsight as most of the tracks on this album are out of sight. The track that defined BAD at this junction was 'Medicine Show' Ennio Morricone's 'Good the Bad and the Ugly' was a center peice for the song's structure, Clint Eastwood and Eli Wallach had some great lines as well but the clincher was the Bandit's response to Humphrey Bogart in 'The Treasure of the Sierra Madre'.
Originally released in 1985, 'This Is Big Audio Dynamite' is a groundbreaking and highly influential album which perfectly blends New York beats, Jamaican bass lines, ear-bending cinematic samples, and British guitar rock. Before the Rap-meets-Rock cultural paradigm, before the meshing of musical genres became the norm - there was Big Audio Dynamite, led by ex-Clash guitarist/vocalist Mick Jones.
You have to admire a group of guys who did take experimental bounds and leaps to create a unique and different sound that did not fit the typical new romantic or new wave format drowning the airwaves during that time period!
This landmark album now includes a second disc of 12 bonus tracks comprising rare U.S. and UK 12-inch remixes, edits, dub versions, outtakes, and B-sides - five of them previously unreleased.