After the unceremonious sacking of Mick Jones from The Clash, one of two things occured, The Clash were reduced to going on busking tours and Big Audio Dynamite began to overshadow the group during that period. This is probably due to the fact that with punk music long dead, BAD had arrived at the right time.
Fusing reggae, disco, dub and rock guitar, BAD's self titled debut as sorts is the sounds of the 80's, which whilst may sound dated today, remains a classic. Jones' cockney style voice is on form, his guitar playing is still good as ever, but it certainly proves that when he was fired by Strummer and Simonon, it resulted in the demise of the Clash.
Featuring the classics Medicine Show, E=MC2 and The Bottom Line, this is a feel good album plain and simple. It may not be widely recognised like The Clash, this along with The Mescaleroes is a note worthy purchase.