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Watch: Bad Brains Perform ‘I & I Survive’ In Paris – 1989

by on Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 9:45 am EDT in Arts & Entertainment, Music

Here’s an old favorite of mine from Bad Brains.  Unlike a lot of the lightning-fast hardcore tunes they were writing in the early 80s, ‘I & I Survive’ is very much laid-back, melodic reggae.  For that reason it’s one of those timeless tunes from the early hardcore punk days that you can come back to as an adult and enjoy as much as you did in your early youth.

Here they are (all members of the original lineup) performing at the Montmarrie in Paris in 1989, enjoy ‘I & I Survive’:


The studio version of Bad Brains ‘I & I Survive,’ or their full-length greatest hits album, Banned In DC: Bad Brains Greatest Riffs, can be downloaded here: Bad Brains - Banned In DC: Bad Brains Greatest Riffs - I and I Survive