Bad Brains Are Giving Fans the Chance to Join Them in the Studio
Punk greats Bad Brains are offering their fans a unique opportunity to be part of the recording process for an upcoming release. The Washington, D.C., outfit’s Darryl Jennifer, Dr. Know and Earl Hudson are gearing up to record a handful of songs at Applehead Recording in Woodstock, N.Y., and you could be there to see it all go down.
The Woodstock Session is scheduled for May 30; Bad Brains will record songs from their 2007 effort, Build a Nation, a collaboration with Jamaican singer Jesse Royal and a few other songs from across the band’s catalog. Ticket holders will be able to be present in the studio as the band tracks the songs live.
As described, "You will be a part of the process as your energy is added to the live recording session" -- you can get tickets here. In addition to the chance to be part of the upcoming Bad Brains record, tickets also come with a limited-edition event poster, a T-shirt, a meal with the band and – once it’s released -- a 180-gram vinyl signed copy of the album.
Past Woodstock Sessions include Alan Evans Trio, Medeski Martin & Wood and Nels Cline, and Rich Robinson.
Bad Brains dropped their most recent album, Into the Future, back in 2012 (which was actually recorded and produced at Applehead). Last year, they appeared on the D.C.-inspired track, "The Feast and the Famine," which appeared on the Foo Fighters’ Sonic Highways. The band also appeared in Dave Grohl’s corresponding HBO documentary series of the same name.