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Big Audio Dynamite - This Is Big Audio Dynamite


Intervention Records



Product No.:
AITV 008
UPC: 684334915614
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP

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180-gram vinyl, plated and pressed at RTI

100% analog mastering by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound from the original tape

Old-style tip-on gatefold jacket by Stoughton Printing

Watch's Michael Fremer interview Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound, together with Intervention Records' founder and CEO Shane Buettner here.

Elbowed out of the Clash, Mick Jones responded forcefully with Big Audio Dynamite, a modernist audio-terrorist outfit whose October 1985 debut, This Is Big Audio Dynamite, seemed all the more futuristic when compared to Joe Strummer's reductionist retro rejiggering of the Clash on Cut the Crap

"Big Audio Dynamite was anchored in dance and rap, its album debut piling on layers of samples and drum machines. As is often the case, what was once forward-looking seems inextricably tied to its time in retrospect and the clanking electro rhythms, Sergio Leone samples, chicken-scratch guitars, bleating synths, and six-minute songs of This Is Big Audio Dynamite evoke 1985 in a way few other records do. Nevertheless, BAD's boldness remains impressive, even visionary, pointing toward the cut-n-paste masterpieces of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, and since Jones did not abandon his innate gift for hooks — if anything, he found ways to create rhythmic hooks as well as melodic ones — it's quite accessible for an album that is, at its core, avant-rock." — AllMusic

Side 1
Medicine Show
The Bottom Line

Side 2
A Party
Sudden Impact!
Stone Thames

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Raised the bar!

posted on 08/29/2016
5 Stars
Reviewer: SMC
Wow, if only all could be like this! The genius mastering, quality of pressing, and beautiful eye on artwork reproduction has absolutely raised the bar for others to follow. This album sounds soo good and silent, I’m hearing the music like it’s the first time and I’ve played the hell out of this album back in the day, on cassette tape, cd, and original LP from the 80’s. I’m so impressed with this release and I would have gladly paid more if needed. The $30 for this, very much a bargain for what you get and I can’t say that about much anything these days. Kudos to the entire ecosystem for this release and I can’t say enough how cool it is to have a young master engineer like Ryan, truly talented. Sincerely,

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