Sunday, 25 October 2009

Bad Religion

Biography by Stephen Thomas Erlewine (ALLMUSIC.COM)

Out of all of the Southern Californian hardcore punk bands of the early '80s, Bad Religion stayed around the longest. For over a decade, they retained their underground credibility without turning out a series of indistinguishable records that all sound the same. Instead, the band refined their attack, adding inflections of psychedelia, heavy metal, and hard rock along the way, as well as a considerable dose of melody. Between their 1982 debut and their first major-label record, 1993's Recipe for Hate, Bad Religion stayed vital in the hardcore community by tightening their musical execution and keeping their lyrics complex and righteously angry.

Bad Religion formed in the northern suburbs of Los Angeles in 1980, comprising guitarist Brett Gurewitz, vocalist Greg Graffin, bassist Jay Bentley, and drummer Jay Ziskrout. Gurewitz established his own record company, Epitaph, to release the band's records. Between their self-titled EP and their first full-length record, Pete Finestone replaced Ziskrout as the group's drummer. Into the Unknown, their debut album, was released in 1983 and gained them some attention on the national U.S. hardcore scene. After its release, the group's lineup changed, as bassist Paul Dedona and drummer Davy Goldman joined the group.

In the meantime, the band's lineup was undergoing some more shakeups. Gurewitz had to take 1984 off to recover from various substance abuse problems, leaving Graffin as the band's only original member. In addition to Graffin, the 1984 incarnation of the band featured former Circle Jerks guitarist Greg Hetson, bassist Tim Gallegos, and returning drummer Pete Finestone. Bad Religion's next release, the harder, punkier Back to the Known EP restored faith among the group's devoted fans. After its release, the group went on hiatus for three years.

When Bad Religion returned in 1987, the band featured Gurewitz, Graffin, Ziskrout, Hetson, and Finestone. They released Suffer the following year, a record that re-established the group as prominent players in the U.S. underground punk/hardcore scene. They followed with No Control (1989) and Against the Grain (1990). By the time of their 1993 album, Recipe for Hate, alternative rock had become popular with the mainstream; in addition, the band's following was quite large. These two factors contributed to Bad Religion signing a major-label contract with Atlantic Records.

Recipe for Hate was originally released on Epitaph, but it was soon re-released with the support of Atlantic. The group's first proper major-label album was 1994's Stranger Than Fiction; it was also Gurewitz's last album with the group. Before the release of Stranger Than Fiction, Epitaph had an unexpected hit with the Offspring's Smash, causing Gurewitz to spend more time at the label; reports also indicated that he was displeased with Bad Religion's major-label contract. The group replaced Gurewitz with hardcore veteran Brian Baker for their supporting tour, which proved to be their most successful to date.

Bad Religion released their second major-label album, The Gray Race, in early 1996, but it didn't achieve the same results as its predecessors. No Substance followed in 1998, and two years later the band returned with New America, which was produced by Todd Rundgren. Although it featured Bad Religion's best work in years, Atlantic subsequently dropped the band, and they returned to Epitaph. In the summer of 2001, Gurewitz rejoined the lineup after a six-year absence, and the group began work on The Process of Belief. The album appeared in February the following year, and was widely hailed for its recalibration of the Graffin/Gurewitz axis.

Bad Religion's next project was the remastering and issuing of their early catalog. The discs began appearing in April 2004 with the release of Generator and How Could Hell Be Any Worse? The former included relevant 7" material from the era, while Hell took the place of 80-85, which had previously accounted for the band's earliest output. Both were fully remastered, as were subsequent reissues of Suffer, No Control, and Against the Grain. Bad Religion then returned in June of that year with The Empire Strikes First, a typically acerbic LP that reflected the surge of anger and defiance in the punk and indie music communities toward the policies of the Bush administration. The powerful New Maps of Hell, released in 2007, continued on the path of discontent and railed at what the band saw as rampant apathy in the face of global crisis.


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Bad Religion - 1998 - No Substance (freemusic07)

Bad Religion - 1992 - Generator (freemusic07)

Bad Religion - Some Albums (freemusic07)

Bad Religion - 1993 - Recipe for Hate (freemusic07)

Bad Religion - 1982 - How Could Hell Be Any Worse (freemusic07)

Bad Religion - 1981 - Bad Religion EP (freemusic07)

...en GEANTVENER.blogspot.com

Bad Religion - Chicago river Theater 93 (geantvener)

Bad Religion - Peel Session 93 & Tauberall 2005 (geantvener)

Bad Religion - No Substance Radio Concert 1999 (geantvener)

Bad religion - Media Park, Koln 07/09/98 (geantvener)

Bad Religion - Palladium 2006 (geantvener)

Bad Religion - Paradiso Amsterdam, 18/04/1992 (geantvener)

Bad Religion - Lowlands Festival 2005 (geantvener)

...en HARDCOREXPRIDEXDISCOS.blogspot.com

bad religion - 80-85 - 1991 (hardcorexpridexdiscos)

bad religion - Against the Grain - 1990 (hardcorexpridexdiscos)

bad religion - All Ages (hardcorexpridexdiscos)

bad religion - Generator - 1992 (hardcorexpridexdiscos)

bad religion - New Maps Of Hell - 2007 (hardcorexpridexdiscos)

bad religion - No Control - 1989 (hardcorexpridexdiscos)

bad religion - No Substance - 1998 (hardcorexpridexdiscos)

bad religion - Recipe for Hate - 1993 (hardcorexpridexdiscos)

bad religion - Stranger Than Fiction - 1994 (hardcorexpridexdiscos)

bad religion - Suffer - 1988 (hardcorexpridexdiscos)

bad religion - Tested (Live Album) - 1996 (hardcorexpridexdiscos)

bad religion - The Empire Strikes First - 2004 (hardcorexpridexdiscos)

bad religion - The Gray Race - 1996 (hardcorexpridexdiscos)

bad religion - The New America - 2000 (hardcorexpridexdiscos)

...en LA-CELULA-KE-EXPLOTA.blogspot.com

bad religion - 80-85 - 1991 (la-celula-ke-explota)

bad religion - Against the Grain - 1990 (la-celula-ke-explota)

bad religion - All Ages (la-celula-ke-explota)

bad religion - Generator - 1992 (la-celula-ke-explota)

bad religion - New Maps Of Hell - 2007 (la-celula-ke-explota)

bad religion - No Control - 1989 (la-celula-ke-explota)

bad religion - No Substance - 1998 (la-celula-ke-explota)

bad religion - Recipe for Hate - 1993 (la-celula-ke-explota)

bad religion - Stranger Than Fiction - 1994 (la-celula-ke-explota)

bad religion - Suffer - 1988 (la-celula-ke-explota)

bad religion - Tested (Live Album) - 1996 (la-celula-ke-explota)

bad religion - The Empire Strikes First - 2004 (la-celula-ke-explota)

bad religion - The Gray Race - 1996 (la-celula-ke-explota)

bad religion - The New America - 2000 (la-celula-ke-explota)

...en PROUDTOBEHC.blogspot.com

BAD RELIGION - NEW MAPS OF HELL (2007) (proudtobehc)

BAD RELIGION - LIVE AT THE PALLADIUM (2006) (proudtobehc)

BAD RELIGION - THE EMPIRE STRIKES FIRST (2004) (proudtobehc)

BAD RELIGION - THE PROCESS OF BELIEF (2002) (proudtobehc)

BAD RELIGION - NEW AMERICA (2000) (proudtobehc)

BAD RELIGION - NO SUBSTANCE (1998) (proudtobehc)

BAD RELIGION - TESTED (1997) (proudtobehc)

BAD RELIGION - THE GRAY RACE (1996) (proudtobehc)

BAD RELIGION - THE ALL AGES (1995) (proudtobehc)

BAD RELIGION - STRANGER THAN FICTION (1994) (proudtobehc)

BAD RELIGION - RECIPE FOR HATE (1993) (proudtobehc)

BAD RELIGION - GENERATOR (1992) (proudtobehc)

BAD RELIGION - 80~85 (1991) (proudtobehc)

BAD RELIGION - AGAINST THE GRAIN (1990) (proudtobehc)

BAD RELIGION - NO CONTROL (1989) (proudtobehc)

BAD RELIGION - SUFFER (1988) (proudtobehc)

BAD RELIGION - BACK TO KNOWN (1984) (proudtobehc)

BAD RELIGION - INTO THE UNKNOWN (1983) (proudtobehc)

BAD RELIGION - HOW COULD HELL BE ANY WORSE ? (1982) (proudtobehc)

BAD RELIGION - EP (1981) (proudtobehc)

...en PUNKOTECA.blogspot.com

Bad Religion Live California 24/05/1991 (punkoteca)

Bad Religion - Live in Denver, Ogden Theatre (September 12th, 2003) [Bootleg] (punkoteca)

Bad Religion - Christmas Show [Bootleg] (1994) (punkoteca)

Bad Religion - Tested (1997) (punkoteca)

Bad Religion - All Ages (1995) (punkoteca)

Bad Religion - 80 - 85 (1992) (punkoteca)

Bad Religion - Back To The Known [Ep] (1984) (punkoteca)

Bad Religion - Into The Unknown (1983) (punkoteca)

Bad Religion - New Maps Of Hell (2007) (punkoteca)

...en PUNKS-HXC.blogspot.com

Bad Religion-The Gray race (punks-hxc)

Bad Religion-Recipe For Hate (punks-hxc)

Bad religion-Generator (punks-hxc)

Bad Religion-All Ages (punks-hxc)

Bad Religion-Tested (punks-hxc)

Bad Religion-Against the Grain (punks-hxc)

Bad Religion-80-85 (punks-hxc)

Bad Religion-suffer (punks-hxc)

BAD RELIGION-the Process of belief (punks-hxc)

Devotos a una mala religion-Trubuto latino a bad religion (punks-hxc)

BAD RELIGION NO CONTROL (punks-hxc)

Bad religion - How could hell be any worse? (punks-hxc)

...en RDRG-RAMONE.blogspot.com

Bad Religion - Against The Grain [1990] (rdrg-ramone)

Bad Religion - Best Of Flipside Dvd Live [1984] (rdrg-ramone)

Bad Religion - Live And Alive [1994, Bootleg] (rdrg-ramone)

Bad Religion - Infected [Live EP, 1996] (rdrg-ramone)

Bad Religion - The Process Of Belief [2002] (rdrg-ramone)

Bad Religion - Even Worse 7", Live In Germany [1988, Bootleg] (rdrg-ramone)

Bad Religion - The Empire Strikes First-Advance [2004] (rdrg-ramone)

Bad Religion - Live At The Palladium [2006] (rdrg-ramone)

Bad Religion - Live In Ogden Theater, Denver, Usa [12-09-2003] (rdrg-ramone)

Bad Religion - No Control [1989] (rdrg-ramone)

Bad Religion - Suffer [1987] (rdrg-ramone)

Bad Religion & Nofx - Eat Or Die [Live In Goeteburg, October 1994] (rdrg-ramone)

Bad Religion - Tested [1997] (rdrg-ramone)

String Quartet Tribute To Bad Religion [2007] (rdrg-ramone)

Bad Religion - New Maps Of Hell [Audio Dvd] (rdrg-ramone)

Bad Religion - Live In San Diego (08-03-2008) (rdrg-ramone)

Bad Religion - The Suffer Days Demos (rdrg-ramone)

Bad Religion - Hate Yourself [1991] (rdrg-ramone)

Bad Religion - Stranger Than Fiction Sessions [1994] (rdrg-ramone)

Bad Religion - Live At The Palladium [2006] (rdrg-ramone)

...en SOBAMELAGAITA.blogspot.com

The String Quartet - Tributo a Bad Religion (2007) (sobamelagaita)

Bad Religion - Live At Milan (2002) (sobamelagaita)

BAD RELIGION - Piano Covers - TRIBUTO A BAD RELIGION (???????) (sobamelagaita)

Bad Religion En El Quilmes Rock - VIDEO DE "SORROW" EN VIVO (2007) (sobamelagaita)

BAD RELIGION en el Quilmes Rock 07 (sobamelagaita)

Bad Religion - Live At The Paladium (2006) (sobamelagaita)

...en X-SKA-PUNK-X.blogspot.com

Bad Religion - The New America (x-ska-punk-x)

Bad Religion - The Process Of Belief (x-ska-punk-x)

Bad Religion - Stranger Than Fiction (x-ska-punk-x)

Bad Religion - Recipe For Hate (x-ska-punk-x)

Bad Religion - No Substance (x-ska-punk-x)

Bad Religion - Generator (x-ska-punk-x)

Bad Religion - Against The Grain (x-ska-punk-x)

Bad Religion - Suffer (x-ska-punk-x)

Bad Religion - New Maps Of Hell (x-ska-punk-x)

Bad Religion - No Control (x-ska-punk-x)

Bad Religion - The Empire Strikes First (x-ska-punk-x)

...en XMIXMUSICAX.blogspot.com

Bad Religion - The New America (xmixmusicax)

Bad Religion - The Process Of Belief (xmixmusicax)

Bad Religion - Stranger Than Fiction (xmixmusicax)

Bad Religion - Recipe For Hate (xmixmusicax)

Bad Religion - No Substance (xmixmusicax)

Bad Religion - Generator (xmixmusicax)

Bad Religion - Against The Grain (xmixmusicax)

Bad Religion - Suffer (xmixmusicax)

Bad Religion - New Maps Of Hell (xmixmusicax)

Bad Religion - No Control (xmixmusicax)

Bad Religion - The Empire Strikes First (xmixmusicax)



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