Words by LargeUp Crew—
Sunglasses brand Arnette has produced a limited-edition line of sunglasses and ski/snowboard goggles inspired by the Bad Brains. The highly-influential band fused reggae and dub with their loud, fast and frenetic hardcore sound, and they were style innovators, too. Black dudes with long dreads playing rock might not sound too extraordinary these days, but it was nothing short of revolutionary when the foursome burst out of Washington D.C. in the early ’80s.
Arnette has given us three pairs of glasses and goggles to give away. But first, we want to see your favorite images of the Bad Brains. It could be a photo of the band, H.R. wildin’ out, your favorite Bad Brains t-shirt, a tattoo of their logo — whatever. Whoever posts the coolest images to Instagram wins! Just make sure you hashtag #BadBrainsEyeAgainstEye with whatever you post, so we can find you.
Here’s HR and crew’s 1986 video for “I Against I” to get you inspired.