Big Audio Dynamite is the primary musical outlet of Mick Jones, formerly of punk pioneers The Clash. Big Audio Dynamite was founded in 1984 with movie director Don Letts (The Punk Rock Movie, Clash videos and later the Clash documentary Westway to the World). The first B.A.D album, This Is Big Audio Dynamite released a year later, is generally recognized as the first album by a major recording artist to include digital sampling techniques. The single "E=MC2" was in heavy rotation in night clubs at the time. 1986's No. 10, Upping St. reunited Mick for one album with former Clash-mate Joe Strummer who co-produced the album and co-wrote a number of songs, but that reacquaintance soon ended.
B.A.D opened for U2 on their 1987 world tour, then followed with 1988s Tighten Up, Vol. '88 and 1989/1990s Megatop Phoenix. After a complete reworking of the lineup that left Jones as the sole remaining original member, B.A.D then released the critically acclaimed, limited edition mini-album Kool-Aid - a prelude to 1991's The Globe, which produced the band's most commercially successful single, "Rush". "Rush" certainly isn't anywhere near the level of musical genius as The Clash, but it's a welcome departure from the political heaviness and underlying punk scene of the time. I picked this track because I think it represents what random radio is about with its eclectic mix's of rythm and melody constantly twisting and turning, experimenting with new ideas and then just see what happens. Click 2 Buy.