This Is Big Audio Dynamite

This is Big Audio Dynamite
Studio album by Big Audio Dynamite
Released October 1985
Genre Alternative dance, post-punk, dance-punk
Length 43:09
Label Columbia
Producer Mick Jones
Big Audio Dynamite chronology
This is Big Audio Dynamite
No. 10, Upping St.
Singles from This is Big Audio Dynamite
  1. "The Bottom Line" b/w "BAD"
    Released: 1985
  2. "E=MC²" b/w "This Is Big Audio Dynamite"
    Released: March 1986
  3. "Medicine Show" b/w "A Party"
    Released: June 1986
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This Is Big Audio Dynamite was the debut album by Big Audio Dynamite, led by former Clash band member Mick Jones. It was released in 1985, and reached No. 27 in the UK and No. 103 in the US.

Track listing

Side one
1."Medicine Show"  6:29
2."Sony"  4:30
3."E=MC²"  5:54
4."The Bottom Line" (written by Mick Jones)4:35
Side two
5."A Party"  6:40
6."Sudden Impact!"  5:03
7."Stone Thames"  4:05
8."BAD"  5:54
Legacy Edition bonus tracks
1."Medicine Show (12-inch Remix)"  7:10
2."Sony Dub"  4:15
3."E=MC2 (12-Inch Remix)"  6:31
4."The Bottom Line (12-inch Remix, Edit Version)"  7:20
5."A Party Dub"  7:01
6."Sudden Impact (12-Inch Mix)"  6:07
7."Stone Thames (12-Inch Mix)"  6:18
8."BAD (Vocoder Version)"  6:28
9."Electric Vandal"  3:22
10."Albert Einstein Meets The Human Beatbox"  5:35
11."BAD (US-12-Inch Remix)"  6:16
12."This Is Big Audio Dynamite" (7-Inch Non LP B-Side)3:44


Samples used on the album

Medicine Show

Sampled liberally throughout this song are sound bites from four motion pictures, three of them Spaghetti Westerns. This list is based on order of appearance.




  1. Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Review: This is Big Audio Dynamite. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2010-04-09.
  2. Ian Harrison Mojo, June 2010.
  3. Fairall, Jer. Review: This is Big Audio Dynamite. PopMatters. Retrieved on 2010-06-11.
  4. This Is Big Audio Dynamite –

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