Finding Joseph I: An Oral History of H.R. from Bad Brains
Howie Abrams, James Lathos



The legendary frontman of Bad Brains lost his mind and then, improbably, found his way back to sanity and stability

The leader of Bad Brains almost singlehandedly turned punk into hardcore. H.R. did so with love in his heart, plus a degree of hopefulness neverbeforefound within the oft gloomy confines of punk. But his journey has been riddled with unprecedented volatility, including violence, addiction, and bouts with a debilitating mental illness. It’s difficult to fathom how he even survived it.