Bad Religion

Profil:
Punk/Rock band formed in 1980 in San Fernando Valley/Los Angeles, CA, US by Greg Graffin (vocals), Brett Gurewitz (guitar), Jay Ziskrout (drums), and Jay Bentley (bass). All the members were teenagers when the band started. Only Graffin has remained with the band through every phase of its career, although Bentley and Gurewitz have participated for substantial chunks of time. Graffin and Gurewitz are the band's primary songwriters, with other members contributing occasionally. The band is known for their rapid-fire songs with a melodic edge and strong backing harmonies.

Bad Religion released their first record, a self-titled EP, in 1981 on Epitaph Records, a label Gurewitz started after borrowing money from his father. The band released their first full length, "How Could Hell Be Any Worse?", in 1982. Midway through the recording for the album, Ziskrout quit the band and the record was finished with drummer Pete Finestone. In 1983, the band abruptly shifted gears, issuing the keyboard-heavy, prog rock influenced "Into The Unknown", on which neither Bentley (who quit during the recording of the first track) nor Finestone appeared. The results were disastrous, with the band facing considerable backlash from fans and Epitaph immediately pulling the album off record store shelves. For his part, Gurewitz blamed his participation on his increasing drug habit, although he was quick to point out that the sober Graffin had no such excuse to fall back on, and has disowned the album. With Epitaph out of money and the band's reputation in tatters, Gurewitz quit and the band split. Graffin soon moved out of state for college, but returned to California in 1984 and was convinced by Circle Jerks guitarist Greg Hetson to reform Bad Religion with him on guitar. Recruiting Pete Finestone and bassist Tim Gallegos, the band issued a 12" EP, called "Back To The Known", with Gurewitz producing but not playing on the record.

Graffin and Hetson spent the next few years playing sporadically with various line-ups. Eventually, Finestone and Bentley returned on a full-time basis. In 1987, a newly sober Brett Gurewitz returned to the fold and the band continued as a five-piece. In 1988, Bad Religion issued a new LP, "Suffer", to enthusiastic fans and critics. This lineup released 2 more albums before Finestone departed in 1991. He was replaced by Bobby Schayer. In 1993, immediately following the release of their 7th LP, "Recipe For Hate", the band jumped from Epitaph to Atlantic Records. Following the release of 1994's "Stranger Than Fiction", Brett Gurewitz left the group. Officially, it was said that his reason for leaving was to concentrate on Epitaph following the huge commercial success of the album "Smash" by The Offspring, and he also expressed displeasure with the band's deal with Atlantic. However, it was later revealed the Gurewitz's primary reason for leaving was due to tension with Bentley (in 1996, Gurewitz released a single with his new band, Daredevils, whose A-side, "Hate You" was written about Bentley). Graffin and Gurewitz also publicly feuded for a short time after the departure. Gurewitz was replaced by Brian Baker (ex-Minor Threat and Dag Nasty). The band would record 3 more albums for Atlantic with Graffin as the primary songwriter, although 1998's "No Substance" featured significant contributions from the other members of Bad Religion. However, the albums were met with largely mixed critical and commercial responses. Meanwhile, Gurewitz had relapsed into drug abuse and faced a number of personal and legal problems. In 2000, a cleaned-up and sober Gurewitz made a guest appearance on the band's LP, "The New America", prompting rumors of a reunion. The album was the group's last for Atlantic.

Following the release of "The New America", Bobby Schayer exited the group, as a shoulder injury barred him from playing drums. His replacement was Brooks Wackerman (ex-Suicidal Tendencies). In 2001, it was announced that not only had Brett Gurewitz rejoined the band, but that they would also be returning to Epitaph Records. It turned out the Brett's role would be mostly limited to songwriting and production, as his work with Epitaph makes extended touring impractical, although he would make appearances with the band when they performed in Los Angeles. It was also revealed that since the reunion, Gurewitz rarely actually plays guitar on the albums. Most of the guitar parts are recorded by Brian Baker as he is the most proficient guitarist, although Gurewitz does record parts if he wants to. The band has continued to record and tour steadily since returning to Epitaph. In 2013, Greg Hetson stopped touring with the group due to undisclosed personal issues. Guitarist Mike Dimkich stepped into fill the role and in early 2014, it was announced that Hetson had left the group and Dimkich would be a permanent member. In the fall of 2015, drummer Brooks Wackerman left the group and joined Avenged Sevenfold. He was replaced by Jamie Miller.
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Albums

Bad Religion - How Could Hell Be Any Worse? Cover-Design Bad Religion How Could Hell Be Any Worse? (Album, Comp) Epitaph US 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
EPI-BRLP2 Bad Religion - Into The Unknown Cover-Design Bad Religion Into The Unknown(LP, Album) Epitaph EPI-BRLP2 US 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
Bad Religion - Suffer Cover-Design Bad Religion Suffer (Album) Epitaph US 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
Bad Religion - No Control Cover-Design Bad Religion No Control (Album) Epitaph US 1989 Diese Version verkaufen
Bad Religion - Against The Grain Cover-Design Bad Religion Against The Grain (Album) Epitaph US 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
Bad Religion - Generator Cover-Design Bad Religion Generator (Album) Epitaph, Epitaph US 1992 Diese Version verkaufen
Bad Religion - Recipe For Hate Cover-Design Bad Religion Recipe For Hate (Album) Epitaph US 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
PRCS 5391 Bad Religion - Live Hate Cover-Design Bad Religion Live Hate(Cass, Promo) Atlantic PRCS 5391 US 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
Bad Religion - Stranger Than Fiction Cover-Design Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction (Album) Atlantic Poland 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
Bad Religion - The Gray Race Cover-Design Bad Religion The Gray Race (Album) Atlantic Europe 1996 Diese Version verkaufen
Bad Religion - Tested Cover-Design Bad Religion Tested (Album) Dragnet Records, Dragnet Records, Epic France 1996 Diese Version verkaufen
Bad Religion - No Substance Cover-Design Bad Religion No Substance (Album) Atlantic Turkey 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
Bad Religion - The New America Cover-Design Bad Religion The New America (Album) Atlantic Russia 2000 Diese Version verkaufen
Bad Religion - The Process Of Belief Cover-Design Bad Religion The Process Of Belief (Album) Epitaph Japan 2002 Diese Version verkaufen
Bad Religion - The Empire Strikes First Cover-Design Bad Religion The Empire Strikes First (Album) Epitaph Colombia 2004 Diese Version verkaufen
Bad Religion - New Maps Of Hell Cover-Design Bad Religion New Maps Of Hell (Album) Epitaph US 2007 Diese Version verkaufen
Bad Religion - The Dissent Of Man Cover-Design Bad Religion The Dissent Of Man (Album) Epitaph Europe 2010 Diese Version verkaufen
Bad Religion - 30 Years Live Cover-Design Bad Religion 30 Years Live (Album) Epitaph 2010 Diese Version verkaufen
Bad Religion - True North Cover-Design Bad Religion True North (Album) Epitaph Europe 2012 Diese Version verkaufen
Bad Religion - Christmas Songs Cover-Design Bad Religion Christmas Songs (Album) Epitaph USA & Canada 2013 Diese Version verkaufen
Bad Religion - Age Of Unreason Cover-Design Bad Religion Age Of Unreason (Album) Epitaph US 2019 Diese Version verkaufen
none Bad Religion - Live At Rock Am Ring June 3rd, 2018 Cover-Design Bad Religion Live At Rock Am Ring June 3rd, 2018(CD, Promo) Visions (4) none Germany 2019 Diese Version verkaufen

Singles & EPs

Bad Religion - Bad Religion Cover-Design Bad Religion Bad Religion (EP) Epitaph US 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
Bad Religion - Back To The Known Cover-Design Bad Religion Back To The Known (EP) Epitaph, Epitaph US 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
Bad Religion - Atomic Garden Cover-Design Bad Religion Atomic Garden (Single) Sympathy For The Record Industry US 1991 Diese Version verkaufen

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lx-cyber

lx-cyber

22. September 2018
geändert 9 months ago
I wish they would sell an empty lp box !!!
Maybe with extra space for maxis
Or collector lps.
;-)
todd.norin

todd.norin

29. April 2018
Why isn't Back To The Known repressed? Seriously it needs to see vinyl again.
noizstepper

noizstepper

3. Juni 2016
Bad Religion are and have ever been the most progressive and musically demanding Punk Rock Band.
You can listen to each record, no matter in which mood you are. You getting into the flow immediately!
brianesb

brianesb

18. März 2016
You can find leaders and followers on the b-side bonus disc with no substance
fd4130

fd4130

12. Mai 2013
I actually have that song on two singles,the stranger than fiction and 21st century digital boy. They be an imported release though.
Deviant_Idol

Deviant_Idol

1. April 2013
I noticed that you guys are missing a song Bad Religion did for the Clerks Soundtrack called Leaders and Followers. Unfortunately can only be obtained once you purchase the Clerks soundtrack, which was released back on October 10th 1994. It's a really good song and it's too bad they never re-released it either as a single or on a compilation CD like All Ages.

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