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Bad Religion, formed in 1980 in the suburbs of Los Angeles, has become synonymous with intelligent and provocative West Coast punk rock and are considered one of the most influential and important bands in the genre. Bad Religion has continually pushed social boundaries and questioned authority and beliefs armed only with propulsive guitars, charging drumbeats, thoughtful lyrics and an undying will to inspire and provoke anyone who will listen.
With 17 studio albums in their catalog , there is a stylistic consistency to the band’s iconic and influential sound - hard fast beats, big hooks and rousing choruses, yet each new song remains distinctive, utilizing composition, melody and lyrics to deliver a unique narrative consistent with the band’s longstanding humanist worldview.
On August 18, Bad Religion will release their autobiography, DO WHAT YOU WANT: The Story of Bad Religion, written with their full cooperation and support. It reveals the ups and downs of the band’s 40-year career, from their beginnings as teenagers experimenting in a San Fernando Valley garage dubbed “The Hell Hole” to headlining major music festivals around the world. The book predominantly features the four principal voices of Bad Religion in a hybrid oral history/narrative format: Greg Graffin, Brett Gurewitz, Jay Bentley, and Brian Baker. It also includes rare photos and never-before-seen material from their archives.
Bad Religion began in the sprawling suburbs surrounding Los Angeles, with the teenage punks offering an impassioned counterpoint to a culture of consumerism and anti-intellectualism. Founding members Greg Graffin, Brett Gurewitz, and Jay Bentley were eventually joined by guitarists Brian Baker of Minor Threat, Mike Dimkich of The Cult, and drummer Jamie Miller of …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead. Bad Religion have been highly influential force in modern punk, producing beloved international hits like “Infected,” “21st Century (Digital Boy),” and “Sorrow,” and building a devoted worldwide following.
Bad Religion are set to release their new album Age of Unreason, which can be described as "a musical manifesto on the current political landscape.” In a world still brimming with rampant anti-intellectualism, inequality and oppression, the band’s signature brand of sonically charged humanist dissent seems as relevant as ever.
Vinyl LP pressing. 2013 album from the veteran SoCal Punks. In a world still brimming with rampant anti intellectualism, inequality and oppression, Bad Religion's signature brand of sonically charged humanist dissent seems as relevant as ever. On True North, the storied band deliberately revisits and refines the powerful and melodic Southern California sound they helped to define. 16 songs. 35 minutes.
Vinyl LP pressing. Bad Religion has become synonymous with intelligent and provocative West Coast punk rock and are considered one of the most influential and important bands in the genre. Over the past three decades the band has continually pushed social boundaries and questioned authority and beliefs armed only with propulsive guitars, charging drumbeats, thoughtful lyrics and an undying will to inspire and provoke anyone who will listen. Newly remastered, 1996's The Gray Race is Bad Religion's ninth full-length effort overall and follow-up to their highly successful 1994 album Stranger Than Fiction. Produced by The Cars' Ric Ocasek and serving as the band's first recorded sans original guitarist Brett Gurewitz, it's home to such fan favorites as "A Walk," "Punk Rock Song," "Pity the Dead" and "Spirit Shine."
Bad Religion's first record for a major label (Atlantic Records) opens with two guns blazing and doesn't stop firing until both sides of "Recipe for Hate" are played out. Battling it out for more than a decade in L.A.'s punk scene with their own label, the big money finally came calling for this 1993 album. Instead of toning down their act due to mainstream support, Bad Company came out with their most inventive and original album in years. Speaking truth to power as all true punks should, lead singer Greg Graffin and his mates continued turning the punk scene on it's ear. Ultimately, this album rose to #14 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Own this original 1993 release on vinyl today. Atlantic.
Generator is the sixth studio album by the punk rock band Bad Religion. Although the album was completed in the spring of 1991, it was not released until 1992. The reason that the album's release date was pushed back was because Bad Religion was not happy with the artwork and packaging, and in order to release it, they went through ideas that were scrapped. Generator was the band's first release with drummer Bobby Schayer, who replaced Pete Finestone during the Against the Grain tour. - Generator includes some fan favorites and concert staples, such as, "Generator", "No Direction", "Heaven Is Falling", "Atomic Garden", and "The Answer". The album was promoted with Bad Religion's first music video, which was filmed for the song "Atomic Garden".
Without a doubt, 1989's NO CONTROL is one of Bad Religion's best releases. This was one of the albums that helped bridge the band's more reckless earlier direction with their more focused (but just as pissed-off) '90s-era. If you're just discovering the band, NO CONTROL is a wise first purchase, on the strength of such cuts as 'Big Bang,' 'Automatic Man,' the title track, and 'I Want to Conquer the World.' NO CONTROL is one of punk's greatest all-time albums and a quintessential purchase for fans of the genre.
Bad Religion: Greg Graffin (vocals); Mr. Brett (guitar, background vocals); Greg Hetson (guitar); Jay Bentley (bass, background vocals); Pete Finestone (drums). Recorded at Westbeach Recorders, Hollywood, California in June 1989.
Shot live during Bad Religion's 1989 European tour, Along the Way captures the raw fury of the original Bad Religion live show. 75 sweaty minutes of candid video takes the viewer on a true punk rock van tour of small clubs and squats.