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Bad Religion
12-20-2005, 09:38 PM
just wondering what you guys think of them, i also really like bad religion, because Gregg was born in raised in racine wisconsin which is about 15 miles from me. pretty cool. his dad is a professor at the racine high school

not too many punk roots from wisconsin

rayIII
12-20-2005, 09:43 PM
isnt Greg (i assume ur talkin about Graffin, vox) a professor at berkeley?

Butterknife
12-20-2005, 09:54 PM
personally I love Bad Religion, but I think that alot of guys in this forum don't. I don't know, they always seemed like a good bad with intelligent lyrics that really believed in the music that they played.

hot$hit69
12-20-2005, 09:55 PM
their very monotonous, every song is almost the same. Their still good just get old kinda quick.

KickOutTheJamsX
12-20-2005, 09:59 PM
i like em but i cant listen to them continuously for very long

i seriously think the drummer knows 1 beat except sometimes he puts in different rolls to spice things up =O

Catch23
12-20-2005, 10:01 PM
There new stuff is horrible. Old stuff is meh. Kind of, like not great, not awesome, but not bad. I'll listen to them every once in a while but I don't spend too much time listening to them.

capsfan17
12-20-2005, 10:18 PM
I love them. Even thought their music can be monotaneous, the lyrics are stellar. My favorite release is without a doubt into the unknown, even though they tried to get rid of it.

rayIII
12-20-2005, 10:25 PM
Los Angeles Is Burning is one of my favorite songs

RockThe40oz
12-20-2005, 10:52 PM
I love Bad Religion for this reason, and this reason only:

http://www.b9board.com/viewtopic.php?t=212157&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

capsfan17
12-20-2005, 11:00 PM
that is amazing RT40oz... me and greg graffin have something in common it appears...

although, it appears that could be a hoax quite easily, but meh, its funny.

phobos
12-20-2005, 11:25 PM
their very monotonous, every song is almost the same. Their still good just get old kinda quick.
i think the lyrics themselves are a testament to the fact that they aren't monotonous. although they do attack similar subjects on many of their albums.

and in terms of punk guitar, their guitarists are practically virtuosic (not in the pick sweep/modal kind of way).

and BR's had their string of drummers over the years. they basically follow the same old joke of the expendable drummer. though Brooks Wackerman seems to have a lot of promise, skill, and lasting power with this band. for fucks sake the guys in the band are probably his dad's age :haha,

capsfan17
12-20-2005, 11:27 PM
Brooks is insane, following his fathers foot steps, easily.

I just discovered hes actually chad wackermans brother.

phobos
12-20-2005, 11:41 PM
I love Bad Religion for this reason, and this reason only:

http://www.b9board.com/viewtopic.php?t=212157&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
that's too weird...but the responses on that site are classic.

and yeah, it's pretty amazing that he's Chad Wackerman's brother. guess it should be no surprise that he hits the skins so well.

ss311
12-21-2005, 01:56 AM
is that link real or has it been photoshopped

Rankles
12-21-2005, 08:27 AM
I love Bad Religion for this reason, and this reason only:

http://www.b9board.com/viewtopic.php?t=212157&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

That is ****ing insane.

ToolBass_dude
12-21-2005, 08:31 AM
is it just me, or does his top change colour :confused:

Anyway, i love bad religion. and so does my mum, which means i can put them on loud :)

Rankles
12-21-2005, 09:00 AM
Yeah his top changes colour but webcams have poor quality colour. It might not even be hom it could just be some generic bloke who pretends to be him to get internet girls.

ToolBass_dude
12-21-2005, 09:01 AM
Yeah his top changes colour but webcams have poor quality colour. It might not even be hom it could just be some generic bloke who pretends to be him to get internet girls.

thats what i was thinking- It was him in the beginning, then some other dude took the pics where you can't see his face.

Mach_Baron
12-21-2005, 09:54 AM
there was a time when i really enjoyed this band. evry new record was a little different in sound and style than the previous one, yet still sounded like a "Bad Religion" record.--if that makes any sense. after Suffer came out out, which i thought was great by the way, all of their other records sounded exactly like Suffer. i just got plain out bored with it, as the different styles is what kept me coming back to BR in the first place. (well, that and the increible lyrics).

Andrewbiles
12-21-2005, 09:55 AM
Yeah, the photos look a bit dodgy to me, I'd say they were fake.
They're a great band. One of the bands I've been listening to the longest in my life. 'The gray race' has to be my favourite.
I've always considered them more of a pop-punk band in sound though.

ToolBass_dude
12-21-2005, 09:57 AM
Yeah, the photos look a bit dodgy to me, I'd say they were fake.
They're a great band. One of the bands I've been listening to the longest in my life. 'The gray race' has to be my favourite.
I've always considered them more of a pop-punk band in sound though.


The gray race indeed is a damn good record. I think they are pop-punk(ish) now, but their earlier stuff wasnt, and it all kicks ass :) I LOVE the backing vocals on the new record :cheers:

CowsWithGuns
12-21-2005, 10:38 AM
I used to like them. The lyrics are great but the monotonus(sp?) and lackluster music really put me off. Normally it wouldn't really bother me that much but if you're going to have lyrics like that(intelligent I mean) they should be paired with decent musicians. I've seen bands that had awesome music but were ruined by a ****ty singer. I think this is the only time I've seen it work in reverse.

Bad Religion
12-21-2005, 05:03 PM
i love all their stuff. their new stuff is great.

and to me they don't sound the same, of course on their first CD but not "Empire"

different play styles are used throughout, honestly you can't say sinister rouge and let them eat war sound the same

simply put they're awesome and they don't sound exactly the same like almost every punk band ( not a bad thing as long as it's good, it justs makes them all the better)

my favorite album from them is either **** armageddon...this is hell, Into the unknown (talk about exploring genres) The empire strikes first or recipe for hate

RockThe40oz
12-21-2005, 05:14 PM
If you look at the pictures, you notice his shirt changes colors, but the room stays the same...

that's what's interesting.

Even if it's photoshopped, it's still hilarious

phobos
12-21-2005, 06:17 PM
Yeah his top changes colour but webcams have poor quality colour. It might not even be hom it could just be some generic bloke who pretends to be him to get internet girls.
psh, i'd say in that second set of pics he isn't even whacking.

Gray Race is surprisingly good with some of the best lyrics i can think of. though on Gray Race there are a few pretty weak songs. Against the Grain and No Control would have to be my favorites, and probably Recipe for Hate after those. and i can only stand to listen to a few songs on Empire, and don't even mention New America...say what you want about BR trying to push their musical boundaries, but the songs are a too poppy for my taste.

lavazza
12-23-2005, 06:46 AM
Stranger than Fiction
The Empire strikes first
and
The Gray Race
are really good albums

xArCaDiAx
12-23-2005, 10:03 AM
As monotonous as the music may sometimes be (Perfect Example: "Big Bang" and "You," when I first heard the intro's, I thought I was hearing the same song again) I still think Bad Religion is a great band. My favorite album still remains at Generator, with No Control in second.

capsfan17
12-23-2005, 01:24 PM
I still really liked the emipre strikes first, maybe Im just weird

PICKS r4 DICKS
12-23-2005, 10:01 PM
i like bad religion, there in about my top 5 favorite punk bands

misfitsdisciple
12-25-2005, 07:19 PM
picks r not 4 dicks. enhance your playing power. just like viagra.

unknownroad
12-29-2005, 12:05 AM
Bad religion are my favourite band but i still see some of the points like songs sounding similar i think the solos got better with brian baker in the band but i could be wrong. empire sounds awesome i think the vocal harmonies get better with each release. i wish theyd come over to the uk more often, and especially come to wales we need more awesome bands to play cos at the moment its all bands that sound like funeral for a friend, which isnt really such a bad thing apart from you get sick of going to shows where you think the same bands been playing all night.

procker
12-29-2005, 02:54 PM
I thought recepie for hate was a great CD. Bad religion are definatley one of my favourite bands

WannaB
12-29-2005, 04:18 PM
I love Bad Religion becuase they're so politically minded and intelligent(spl?). And just to throw this in there: my friend told me that like 3 of the members are Jewish. :D Ain't that sweet?

u smell!
12-29-2005, 06:41 PM
i like bad religion- wouldn't class them in a musical sense as 'punk' though, they're too melodic!, but lyrical... and thei lyrics are inteligent.

wasn't to keen on 'new america though' not their greatest moment i feel.

Jaw Knee
12-31-2005, 02:18 PM
Bad Religion is so delicious. They had to be one of the more influential punk bands of the 80s.

aleister
12-31-2005, 07:02 PM
I love Bad Religion becuase they're so politically minded and intelligent(spl?). And just to throw this in there: my friend told me that like 3 of the members are Jewish. :D Ain't that sweet?

greg graffin is naturalist, and he's kinda famous for it, but i can't say for any of the others. though the name 'gurewitz' doesn't exactly sound muslim.

i <3 the process of belief

shenannigans
01-03-2006, 01:27 AM
bad religion is freakin insane although i do much prefer there old stuff compared to there new stuff

opivy21
01-03-2006, 06:31 PM
I love Suffer. It only has one bad song.

Everyone who says that they sound like a pop-punk band, I would partially agree. Their newer stuff is definitely really catchy, but if you listen to older stuff like Oligarchy, it's hard to say that they're a pop-punk band even though that may be what they play now.

TommyWIg
01-03-2006, 11:09 PM
i like their music, but i disagree with their politics.

Cub
01-04-2006, 07:22 AM
i like bad religion, i think they make pretty cool music, but i can't say i'm a fan of their lyrics. To me they sound like someone who's tryin to make out that he knows more then everyone else does.

sargasm
01-04-2006, 06:10 PM
If you listen to Bad Religion, you are a pervert.

pidevice
01-04-2006, 06:16 PM
I saw them play a couple times, though haven't really listened to them in a couple of years, can I still be a perv too?

misfitsdisciple
01-04-2006, 08:28 PM
im a pervert nurse.

telex289
01-04-2006, 08:52 PM
almost every punk band is like that ^^^

my favorite album is Into The Unknown. highly underated, and it's ****ing awsome.

alliwant
01-05-2006, 04:04 PM
Bad Religion have set standards for modern punk rock bands and can mix it better than most guys these days.

juanitaGDA
01-06-2006, 08:19 PM
Yeah, the photos look a bit dodgy to me, I'd say they were fake.
They're a great band. One of the bands I've been listening to the longest in my life. 'The gray race' has to be my favourite.
I've always considered them more of a pop-punk band in sound though.


...i'm agree...it's a great band...and i like this album too, but i thing is like....no more than 2 hours..u know?

juanitaGDA
01-06-2006, 08:20 PM
i think is an excellent band...and it's like neo punk....

kryptonite22
01-07-2006, 05:55 PM
I read something somewhere (a review of a CD - not a BR one though) that mentioned them and said how they had had no need to play the originality card. Which I suppose is true, but there's enough variety for me. You know what you're going to get, but you don't know how it's going to be delivered. Not totally.

And I love Bad Religion.

capsfan17
01-07-2006, 05:58 PM
your icon and user text exemplify two of my favorite movies, krypto.

Leftover_Crack
01-07-2006, 06:04 PM
If you listen to Bad Religion, you are a pervert.

Yeah, greg is creepy as hell.

Jaw Knee
01-24-2006, 10:04 PM
Too Bad brett Gurewitz is an asshole.

opivy21
01-24-2006, 10:53 PM
^Says the guy with a NoFX avatar.

Jaw Knee
09-26-2006, 04:37 PM
And your problem with that is?

hardrock1315
09-26-2006, 07:23 PM
And your problem with that is?

NOFX are assholes too.

And Bad Religion is really, really amazing, although many people on this forum hate them. I actually disagree that their music all sounds the same. I think each one of their albums has something unique, different, and awesome to offer.

And a bunch of the people here who posted it probably don't know what monotonous means, they just said it to agree.

Dolphins16
09-26-2006, 09:22 PM
NOFX are assholes too.

And Bad Religion is really, really amazing, although many people on this forum hate them. I actually disagree that their music all sounds the same. I think each one of their albums has something unique, different, and awesome to offer.

And a bunch of the people here who posted it probably don't know what monotonous means, they just said it to agree.
:golfclap: Well Said

hardrock1315
09-26-2006, 09:25 PM
my favorite album is Into The Unknown. highly underated, and it's ****ing awsome.

One of my bands was almost named Billy Gnosis. :p:

*puts on Into the Unknown*

Man, that album is wierd.

Dolphins16
09-26-2006, 09:31 PM
One of my bands was almost named Billy Gnosis. :p:

*puts on Into the Unknown*

Man, that album is wierd.

It's very Wierd

FrancoSelf
09-28-2006, 11:31 PM
i really don't know what's the problem with The New America, i really think it's amazing. Sometimes "catchy" doesn't mean "poppy". Maybe the only "pop" song there would be "a world without melody", but an average pop punk band would NEVER EVER write songs like bad religion. But yeah, against the grain must be the best

Yahz0r
09-29-2006, 04:41 AM
Do What You Want is the best song imo. I like How Could Hell Be Any Worse? most, but the rest... I et pissed off because I feel that they could put WAY more energy in their songs, more power. The songs are good but damn, they lack energy. They really do. Could be much better, but they bore me fast due to that.

neidnarb11890
09-30-2006, 12:37 AM
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? is my favorite. I just love the raw energy on that album. "Into The Night," "Voice Of God Is Government," "F**k Armageddon...This Is Hell," "Part III," and "White Trash (2nd Generation)" are all amazing songs IMO.
Maybe they are more pop-punk now, but they definitely deserve to be included in the Punk and Ska forum. I don't think they'd really fit in with most of the Pop-Punk/Emo bands.

VodkaPunk
09-30-2006, 03:19 AM
One of the most boring bands of all time.

hardrock1315
09-30-2006, 11:21 AM
I used to like them. The lyrics are great but the monotonus(sp?) and lackluster music really put me off. Normally it wouldn't really bother me that much but if you're going to have lyrics like that(intelligent I mean) they should be paired with decent musicians. I've seen bands that had awesome music but were ruined by a ****ty singer. I think this is the only time I've seen it work in reverse.

Did you ever hear the song "Big Bang"? That song has great energy, especially live.

Soaper
09-30-2006, 11:01 PM
80-85 and no contorl both those albums kill but there new stuffs kinda eh... but never the less they on my list of bands to see so i do still like them

mmm... ice
10-03-2006, 05:46 PM
I do rather enjoy them... I have one of their albums it must be about 5-6 years old can't remember whats on it though.

Infected is a really strong song in my opinion I love it... American jesus is good to.

MuRph83
12-17-2006, 08:37 PM
I need some opinions from true bad religion fans. I used to listen to them years and years ago and they were kind of a band that I forgot about and stopped listening to them again. Lately I have been listening to them again, the only albums i've heard are stranger than fiction and the gray race. What are their better songs/albums...they have too much released to browse thru it all.

thanks

hardrock1315
12-18-2006, 09:26 PM
I need some opinions from true bad religion fans. I used to listen to them years and years ago and they were kind of a band that I forgot about and stopped listening to them again. Lately I have been listening to them again, the only albums i've heard are stranger than fiction and the gray race. What are their better songs/albums...they have too much released to browse thru it all.

thanks

If you want more straight punk type stuff: How Could Hell Be Any Worse?, 80-85

If you want a little more melodic and "clean" sounding but still simple and "punky": No Control, Suffer, Against The Grain, Stranger Than Fiction

Melodic pop-punk-ish stuff with a bit of hardcore influence:Generator, Recipe For Hate

New Bad Religion Sound - very very poppy, a bit of hard rock, still with punk influence: No Substance, The New America, The Process of Belief, The Empire Strikes First

technicolour
12-18-2006, 10:07 PM
I like their older stuff, and newer stuff. Though I'm gonna have to say The Empire Strikes First is my favourite cd, because it's catchy, and still has great lyrics. I just love so many songs off of that album:

Sinister rouge
Athiest peace
All there is
L.A. is burning
God's love
Beyond Electric dreams

bloodstained
12-18-2006, 10:14 PM
One of the most boring bands of all time.

coming from the guy whose band recorded with a bunch of LA scene punks.

ratmjb1212
12-19-2006, 01:33 PM
they rule. How Could Hell Be Any Worse? and No Control are both kick ass albums. plus, they're on warped this year. so i get to see them if i go.

chillie pepper
12-19-2006, 04:59 PM
okay. simple question: What album should i start off with?

iv only heard broken, and love it and really want to hear more of their stuff. recommendations pleeease...:)

ratmjb1212
12-20-2006, 08:13 PM
All Ages for their greatest hits (excluding the last few albums), or No Control. no control is a nearly perfect album.

LaneO
12-22-2006, 05:02 PM
BR = good band.

the glue man
12-22-2006, 05:54 PM
coming from the guy whose band recorded with a bunch of LA scene punks.

Hey, it's true, they are boring.

I use to be pretty big on them but I got sick of it 'cause all their songs pretty much sound alike. And the singers voice is monotone, it's pretty boring stuff in my opinion.

bloodstained
12-22-2006, 09:19 PM
I wasn’t debating that they’re don’t get repetitive, but I fail to see how he can justify his opinion, when he recorded with two of most dull & boring punk bands ever.