There’s no doubt that Bad Brains are one of the most influential and important punk bands to ever exist. Formed in 1977 as a reggae and funk band called Mind Power, the Washington, D.C., quartet soon changed their sound (and name) and helped mold and shape the very essence of hardcore punk -- even if that’s a term frontman H.R. Hudson would likely dispute.
Still, more than 40 years after forming, the band’s influence remains huge. While Bad Brains have broken up and reformed a number of times over the years, H.R. has also had a prolific career as a solo artist. His latest creative endeavor, however, is an artistic collaboration with his wife, Lori. The pair worked together on a series of paintings inspired by Bad Brains' music, which are currently on display at an exhibit called i against i at LA’s Lethal Amounts gallery.