May 8, 2011 – 3:43 am

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Wisconsin 1979

Live at the Dane County Coliseum, Madison, Wisconsin; November 11, 1979. Very good soundboard.
Washington 2011 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the 9:30 Club, Washington DC; January 8, 2011. Very good soundboard.

May 11 this year will be the 30th anniversary of Bob Marley’s passing. To mark the occasion, here is a set from 1979 (with horn section). Thanks to hooligan3244 and Viewmaster for sharing the tracks on Dime.

The Bob Marley/reggae legacy continues as we also take this opportunity to feature HR (Human Rights) of the Big Brains Group and, for those with a longer memory, Bad Brains. Mixing hardcore punk and reggae back in 1977, Bad Brains were a major influence on later groups such as Living Colour, the Beastie Boys, Rage Against The Machine and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Rocking out about spiritual love on one hand and hitting out and commenting on the state of social decay on the other, Bad Brains cut across social lines in their lyrics and the group’s brand of melodic hardcore, plus reggae gave them an exciting edge that helped to make Washington DC the thinking man’s rock centre which later saw bands like Fugazi and Minor Treat (later the Henry Rollins Band) coming to the fore.

For HR (and this 2011 gig), there is more reggae than hardcore but when the shredding guitar comes, it’s like a breath of fresh air. And their Beatles covers can be quite startling. Thanks to RaverOnARoll for sharing the tracks on Dime.

As a bonus, we’ve added Right Brigade from HR’s December 2010 Pittsburgh show. It’s a reggae remix of a Bad Brains track. Thanks to digitallive for sharing the set on Dime. As digitallive noted: “If you are expecting HR from CBGBs ‘82 doing backflips and screaming like a maniac, this isn’t it.”

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1 (Bob Marley)
Track 01. Positive Vibration (8.1MB)
Track 02. Wake Up And Live (8.2MB)
Track 03. Them Belly Full (5.7MB)
Track 04. Ambush In The Night (6.8MB)
Track 05. I Shot The Sheriff (8.3MB)
Track 06. Running Away / Crazy Baldhead (11.6MB)
Track 07. The Heathen (7.3MB)
Track 08. War / No More Trouble (9.6MB)
Track 09. Africa Unite (cut) (4.3MB)

Disc 2 (Human Rights)
Track 01. Intro (708k)
Track 02. Luv Comes First (7.9MB)
Track 03. Yo Here We Go (6.9MB)
Track 04. Hey Wella (5.0MB)
Track 05. Until Jah Kingdom Come (6.8MB)
Track 06. Thou Art My Brother (5.8MB)
Track 07. We Belong Together (4.6MB)
Track 08. Day Tripper (9.6MB)
Track 09. Fool’s Gold (5.7MB)
Track 10. It’s On (7.9MB)
Track 11. Leaving Babylon (9.2MB)
Track 12. The Youth Are Getting Restless (8.1MB)

January 8, 2011 Bonus Tracks
Track 13. Come Together (HR with The Pietasters / Soundcheck) (5.9MB)
Track 14. Come Together (HR with The Pietasters / Live) (6.4MB)

31st Street Pub, Pittsburgh, PA; December 17, 2010
Track 15. Right Brigade (Reggae Remix) (5.6MB)

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Click on the links to order Bad Brains and Human Rights releases.

  1. 9 Responses to “BOB MARLEY - WISCONSIN 1979 / HUMAN RIGHTS - WASHINGTON 2011”

  2. hey bigo, thanks!!! will get!!!

    i’ve seen soul brains aka bad brains here in b’ham, al 10 years ago come next month at the 5 points south music hall. it was great. i met all of them except darryl. they signed my ticket. dr. know was the coolest! we hung out. i still have my shirt from the show!!!


    By Ed Saad on May 8, 2011

  3. Just got around to listening to the HR portion. Loving it! Thanks for great new stuff like each and every day.

    By RastafErion on May 23, 2011

  4. Well i`m a fan o bob marley for a long time. His quotes was an inspiration for me for a long ti me.

    By Leila Nino on May 31, 2011

  5. Well i`m a fan o bob marley for a long time. His quotes was an inspiration for me for a long ti me.

    By Karla Miller on May 31, 2011

  6. bob marley is beast listen to his song: One love a couple of times to put u in a happy mood :)

    By william patarick brown on Oct 6, 2011

  7. another darth harasser….

    By joe colostrum on Nov 3, 2013

  8. another darth harasser….’

    another dickface rears its ugly head.

    By joe colostrum on Nov 3, 2013

  9. Why didn’t my mother have an abortion and spare the world my noxious presence.

    By joe colostrum on Nov 3, 2013

  10. Probably because even special need kids such as yourself deserve a chance

    By Innocent Bystander's Dad on Nov 3, 2013

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