UK (Manchester), May 14, 2004 Review

artist: Bad Religion date: 05/21/2004 category: live concerts

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Bad Religion: UK (Manchester), May 14, 2004
It was an excellent performance, almost everything you'd expect from such a great punk band.
 Sound: 10
 Perfomance: 8
 Overall Impression: 10
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overall: 9.3
UK (Manchester), May 14, 2004 Reviewed by: unregistered, on may 21, 2004
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Sound: It was an excellent performance, almost everything I'd expect from such a great punk band. The sound was perfectly balanced when Bad Religion came on. The songs were all played in Standard Tuning as far as I was aware. (I don't know of any of their songs that have altered tunings, maybe a half step down). Greg Graffin was sounding just as great as ever, making some interesting adjustments to the way he sang some of the songs. // 10

Perfomance: They started off with "F--k Armageddon This Is Hell" and it was amazing. Other songs to be noted were Supersonic, Epiphany, 21st Century Digital Boy, The Defense, You, Prove It, Can't Stop It, Kyoto Now, No Control and Sorrow. There was an encore, in which they played another song, and a finale of an extended version of "American Jesus" which pleased everyone although I would have liked to hear "10 In 2010". They also played a few songs from their upcoming album "The Empire Strikes First". A giant Bad Religion banner was in the background, and the performance made full use of the many lights at the venue. The audience was just as ecstatic when they came on as when they went off, it was amazing! // 8

Overall Impression: Manchester Academy 1, Manchester, UK. 14th May. The ticket cost 15.40 pre-booked. The show was well worth the money. The first support band was Fireapplered, Who were a pretty good Emo/Punk band. Then followed by Randy, Who were a ska/punk band from Sweden. The whole show was unforgettable. I loved the whole show, although Randy were not very good. The gig was brilliant, when they're next on tour in Europe I'm definitely going to see them again. The only other thing worth noting is a member of the crowd Who was a sixty-year-old punk with a mohawk, and some jokes about American Idol and Simon Cowell by Greg Graffin. // 10

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