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  • Audio CD (18 Oct 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Caroline
  • ASIN: B000000HRH
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 99,140 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  4. With The Quickness 2:450.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Gene Machine / Don't Bother Me 2:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Don't Blow Bubbles 3:030.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen10. Silent Tears 2:490.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. The Prophet's Eye 4:250.99  Buy MP3 
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5.0 out of 5 stars top repasse 14 Mar 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
You want heavy metal....?? You want Reggae ? You want quality rock n roll .. its all here, fast, furious, rebellious classy rock music . This lp was the founding stone in the 90's rock, hardcore crossover movement.. its also very well played, accomplished and bloody enjoyable.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Solid if unspectacular! 29 May 2007
Format:Audio CD
For their fourth album Bad Brains seemed to take their feet off the pedal somewhat, with the fast and furious blasts of punk replaced by a (slightly) more sedate heavy metal style with attempts at melody. HR's vocal attack is just as bonkers as ever however, and if anybody knows what "Don't Blow Bubbles" is about please let me know. With only one foray into reggae "The Quickness" is a much less diverse album that those which proceeded it or the fractious records that followed, but for a short burst of aggressive punk-metal of the type Suicidal Tendencies would eventually make their own you can't really go wrong. Let's hope the long awaited new album "Build a Nation" is better though.
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Amazon.com: 4.2 out of 5 stars  29 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars Bad Brains in the late 80s crossover era 9 Jun 2005
By Oliver Sheppard - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I agree with the average Amazon reviewer review of 4 stars (out of 5) for this album. This album is essentially a companion piece to what some claim is their masterwork, the "I Against I" album.

One doesn't need to purchase "I Against I" to appreciate this album, but it would be recommended, as the album effectively functions as a sequel. The first track of "I AGAINST I" -- the "Intro" -- contains the riff that would become the backbone of Track 2 here, "Voyage Into Infinity." In that sense, "With the Quickness," is an expansion upon "I Against I," a logical counterpart.

By this time in hardcore history, hardcore punk had given way to metal crossover influences. Bands like DRI, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, the CRO-MAGS, and others were blending speedmetal with hardcore. The BAD BRAINS, though originally from DC, were undoubtedly aware of the New York Hardcore movement that was blending chunka-chunka , palm muted metal with hardcore punk, themselves having moved to New York City by this time. "Quickness" reflects this awareness and incorporates it effortlessly into a powerful combination here.

While this LP is arguably not as good as "I Against I," I think it comes close. It is not the same faster-than-fast thrashy Bad Brains of old, though a few faster numbers are thrown on in what feels like an attempt to prove to people they hadn't abandoned their fastcore punk roots. The best tracks are actually the mid-tempo metal tracks, like the 1st two songs. As with most Bad Brains albums, the best tracks are on the first half of the album, and the 2nd half becomes more experimental, slower, etc.

One warning, it is on this album that Bad Brains included their homophobic song "Don't Blow Bubbles," which is about AIDS and homosexuality. Basically, the gist of that song is that AIDS is the deserved punishment of those who are gay. It's unfortunate that Bad Brains wrote and recorded this. Musically, the song is one of the best on the LP, but lyrically it's basically about as good as a Skrewdriver or M.O.D. song. The Bad Brains caused a lot of controversy in the hc scene when they revealed their essentially homophobic beliefs via this song and various other statements.

So, take that into mind when you buy this album. Bad Brains made a lot of good music early on, but it's a shame they had to delve into anti-gay waters through their music on this album.
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4.0 out of 5 stars it's own ting 1 April 2006
By uprising81 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I haven't heard any other band that sounds like bb, and i will always keep this one. If you are unfamiliar with hr then you may be turned off at first, but he quickly grows on you because he is extremely expressive. The production is sharp and pops. The mid-song rythmn changes, like in "the messengers" are ingenious and keep the music fresh today. "With the Quickness" is an eclectic mix of grunge (before grunge), vernon reid-esq solos, thrash-metal and, of course, punk. This album was a nice blend of fast, ripping tracks (e.g. "sheba") and slowed-down, heavy-chevy tracks (e.g."w/da quickness"). Bb's lyrics were wonderful then, because the airwaves were dominated by flakey stuff lacking substance and, today, these lyrics still have depth to them, taking the listener on a metaphysical and concrete journey keeping true to reggae by interspersing religion and charged political opinions throughout the album. The only drawback on the album is "don't blow..." which seems like musical filler.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still classic Bad Brains 5 July 2007
By Gogol - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Yeh this came out in the whole 'crossover' period of the late 80s when bands like Cro Mags, Suicidal Tendencies, Gang Green and DRI (at least DRI made a good attempt at it) crossed over into a more metal sound.

First I was a little worried that this may be just another 3rd rate crossover album but nope, this is still Bad Brains doing what they do best, pushing the boundries of music to the limits!

This still has classic BB hardcore mixed with reggae but now with a couple of slower 'metal' sounding tracks thrown in that Bad Brains produce so well they dont sound out of place.

A few listens later and this has got to be one of my favorite Bad Brains albums. Buy it, you wont be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The word is awesome 2 July 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
If I was lost on a desert island, this is the CD I would want. The thing I love about this album is the guitar solos by Dr.Know (check out Soul craft among others). The lyricial content is amazing. Take Yout Juice for example. Yout Juice is about how Ponce De Leon went looking for the fountain of youth, and never found it. The reason he couldnt find it was because the fountain of youth is in Zion. Sheba also is another Bad Brains Mystical Tale. Queen Sheba is the legendary mother who gave birth to the inhabitants of Ethopia. One of her Children Menelik is also mentioned in this tale."Hidden scrolls reveal for all to see" sings H.R. There is even A nifty reggae tune- Prophets Eye. Is this better than I aganist I? Close call, however for production value this album stands out(Listen to the gated snare sound). Go out and get this C.D
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! 20 Aug 2002
By Mike Azz - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Great cd, featuring the brains minus the regular drummer earl hudson, despite him being on the cover. Mackie of the cro-mags replaces earl on drums and you can totally hear some cro-mags influence in this recording. I would definetly call this the third best cd behind the self titled cd and rock for light. What i truly dont understand is how alot of people like to rate this BEHIND I against I. I don't know how that fad got started but the difference is I against I has a couple of good tunes, the rest is 80's rock schpiel that i couldn't care for. On quickness, you got intensity in songs like gene machine/don't bother me, soulcraft, the messenger (with the best hardcore breakdown) and the great reggae tune the prophets eye. I didnt like the rappy with the quickness i do gotta say. But give this a shot, this is definetly a keeper!
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