Bad Religion ‎– No Control

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Album sales: 60,000
First release date: November 2, 1989

The fourth studio album from Bad Religion.

No Control follows the band's comeback Suffer. It originally sold 12,000 copies, and eventually ended up selling 60,000, making this another one of Epitaph's best-selling records.

Minor variations exist in some tracks. On the back sleeve of the LP and on the back inlay of the CD, the fourth track is incorrectly written as "Sometimes I Feel Like". However, on the CD, as well as on the print on the LP it is written as "Sometimes It Feels Like". The closing track is written as "The World Won't Stop", but on the CD and inlay of the LP, it is written as "The World Won't Stop Without You".

Tracklist

Change Of Ideas 0:54
Big Bang 1:40
No Control 1:44
Sometimes I Feel Like 1:32
Automatic Man 1:38
I Want To Conquer The World 2:16
Sanity 2:44
Henchman 1:03
It Must Look Pretty Appealing 1:21
You 2:06
Progress 2:12
I Want Something More 0:46
Anxiety 2:08
Billy 1:56
The World Won't Stop 1:52

Versions (39)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
E-86406-1 Bad Religion No Control(LP, Album) Epitaph E-86406-1 US 1989 Sell This Version
E-86406-2 Bad Religion No Control(CD, Album) Epitaph E-86406-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
E-86406-2 Bad Religion No Control(CD, Album) Epitaph E-86406-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
E-86406-4 Bad Religion No Control(Cass, Album) Epitaph E-86406-4 US 1989 Sell This Version
E-86406-1 Bad Religion No Control(LP, Album + 7", RE) Epitaph E-86406-1 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
E-86406 Bad Religion No Control(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Epitaph E-86406 US 1989 Sell This Version
E-86406-2 Bad Religion No Control(CD, Album, RE) Epitaph E-86406-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
E-86406-2 Bad Religion No Control(CD, Album, RE) Epitaph E-86406-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
E-86406-2 Bad Religion No Control(CD, Album, RE) Epitaph E-86406-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
E-86406-2 Bad Religion No Control(CD, Album, RE) Epitaph E-86406-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
E-86406-2 Bad Religion No Control(CD, Album, RE) Epitaph E-86406-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
ESCA 6154 Bad Religion No Control(CD, Album) Epitaph ESCA 6154 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
E-86406-2 Bad Religion No Control(CD, Album, RE) Epitaph E-86406-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
E-86406-4 Bad Religion No Control(Cass, Album, RP) Epitaph E-86406-4 Poland 1996 Sell This Version
1309156-1 Bad Religion No Control(CD, Album) Paradoxx Music 1309156-1 Brazil 1999 Sell This Version
E-86702-2 Bad Religion No Control(CD, Album) Epitaph E-86702-2 Australia 2004 Sell This Version
6702-2 Bad Religion No Control(CD, Album, RE, RM) Epitaph 6702-2 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
86702-2 Bad Religion No Control(CD, Album, RE, RM) Epitaph 86702-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
86702-2 Bad Religion No Control(CD, Album, RE, RM) Epitaph 86702-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
none Bad Religion No Control(CDr, Album, Promo, RE, RM, Car) Epitaph none US 2004 Sell This Version
86702-2 Bad Religion No Control(CD, Album, RE, RM) Союз, Epitaph 86702-2 Russia 2007 Sell This Version
E-86406-1 Bad Religion No Control(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Min) Epitaph E-86406-1 US 2009 Sell This Version
E-86406-1 Bad Religion No Control(LP, Album, RE, Blu) Epitaph E-86406-1 US 2013 Sell This Version
E-86406-1 Bad Religion No Control(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Pin) Epitaph E-86406-1 US 2014 Sell This Version
E-86406-1 Bad Religion No Control(LP, Album, RE) Epitaph E-86406-1 US 2015 Sell This Version
86702-2 Bad Religion No Control(CD, Album, RE) Epitaph 86702-2 US 2016 Sell This Version
E-86406-1 Bad Religion No Control(LP, Album, RE) Epitaph E-86406-1 US 2017 Sell This Version
E-86406-1 Bad Religion No Control(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Lim) Epitaph E-86406-1 US 2020 Sell This Version
6388-2 Bad Religion No Control(CD, Album) Epitaph, Roadrunner Records 6388-2 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
E-86406-2 Bad Religion No Control(CD, Album) Epitaph E-86406-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
6406-2 Bad Religion No Control(CD, Album) Epitaph 6406-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
E-86406-2 Bad Religion No Control(CD, Album, RE) Epitaph E-86406-2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
86702-2 Bad Religion No Control(CD, Album, RE, RM) Epitaph 86702-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
none Bad Religion No Control(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) Not On Label (Bad Religion) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
1135 Bad Religion No Control(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Piggymot Records 1135 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
E-86406-1 Bad Religion No Control(LP, Album, M/Print, RP) Epitaph E-86406-1 US Unknown Sell This Version
E-86406-1 Bad Religion No Control(LP, Album, RE, Red) Epitaph E-86406-1 US Unknown Sell This Version
E-86406-1 Bad Religion No Control(LP, Album, RP) Epitaph E-86406-1 US Unknown Sell This Version
E-86406-1 Bad Religion No Control(LP, Album, RP, Ora) Epitaph E-86406-1 US Unknown Sell This Version

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punkvinylarchive

punkvinylarchive

July 7, 2020
referencing No Control, LP, Album, RE, Blu, E-86406-1
if anyone has a copy of this for sale hit me up!!
LFB3

LFB3

June 13, 2019
referencing No Control, LP, Album, E-86406-1
I recently purchased what was supposed to be this copy, but my runouts seem to be a mix of this listing and the RP. Is the "fish hook" in the runouts the distinguishing feature, or is the presence of the additional (but faint) etching of "S-29236" which seems to only appear on the repress?
Seanplaysmusic

Seanplaysmusic

August 22, 2017
referencing No Control, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Min, E-86406-1
Anyone else find these play too fast? Drives me nuts and its a bummer because this is a classic record.
redstingray1977

redstingray1977

February 16, 2016
referencing No Control, CD, Album, RE, RM, 6702-2
Dreadfully brickwalled remaster, avoid! Stick with the original or the vinyl pressing.
OneBagTravel

OneBagTravel

May 28, 2014
referencing No Control, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Pin, E-86406-1
My favorite BR album. So glad to get this on the Pink Translucent vinyl. Sounds great!
Mr.TomServo

Mr.TomServo

October 2, 2013
edited over 4 years ago
referencing No Control, LP, Album, E-86406-1

I agree with Casar1973---this is Bad Religion at the absolute top of their game! Such an amazing album here.

In fairness, I often refer to the period comprising the releases of Suffer, No Control, and Against the Grain as the best time segment in BR's discography, but again, No Control probably takes top prize for me among those three albums. And as Casar1973 says, the harmonic and lyrical aspects of this album are the real points of interest---fascinating ideas presented within a melodic (though still powerful) punk-rock setting. Genius material!
xekuter

xekuter

October 3, 2012
referencing No Control, CD, Album, RE, E-86406-2
Great album and for the record the 1989 release had a dynamic range of 12 whereas the 2004 re-issue had a terrible DR of 6!
hansen77

hansen77

February 11, 2012
referencing No Control, LP, Album + 7", RE, E-86406-1
my copy have a sticker with : INCLUDES FREE BONUS 7"!
Casar1973

Casar1973

October 22, 2008
referencing No Control, LP, Album, E-86406-1

As far as I am concerned I consider this as probably my fav punk rock album of all time. Everything that made BR great is condensed in a fast paced and effective punk rock delivery with strong emphasis on melody and harmony - which became a trademark of BR´s sound - as well as the thoughtful and highly intellectual lyrics. Although they reached mass success with later albums with pretty much the same concept I still hold this album as the top of the crop.
Behind_The_Sun

Behind_The_Sun

July 11, 2008
referencing No Control, CD, Album, RE, E-86406-2

Best Bad Religion album ever!

That is what I call "total punk rock", although I would rather say, that this is a great example of how rock'and'roll of late '80 should sound. Great lyrics and melody lines. The only "bad" thing about it is that it lasts only 26 minutes... But hey, what is "repeat" in our CD players for? ;)

They're singing: With a quick wink of an eye and a "God you must be joking". Well, this time I am not joking :) I strongly recommend this issue to each and every rock fan. I was never really interested with punk rock music, but this CD changed everything. Try, and you won't regret.

ps. If you're looking for hot solos and heavy sound - better don't touch this. But if you're really open-minded for something that is just a piece of good music - this album is just waiting for you to discover. Enjoy!