History Music / BadReligion

17th Jun '16 10:23:13 AM MikeK
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* VocalEvolution: Greg's voice is still recognizable on ''How Could Hell Be Any Worse?'', but he does a lot more HardcorePunk-style shouting than singing. Oddly, ''[[CanonDiscontinuity Into The Unknown]]'' was the first album where he started taking a more melodic approach to his vocals.
26th Apr '16 3:30:41 PM Balmung
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* InternalizedCategorism: The song "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVWNDR9gM2E Broken]]" brings up the danger of putting people down, that they might start believing it themselves.
* LongRunnerLineUp: From 2001 to 2013: Greg Graffin, Brett Gurewitz, Jay Bentley, Greg Hetson, Brian Baker and Brooks Wackerman.
* LongTitle: "The Positive Aspect of Negative Thinking", "The Biggest Killer in American History", "The State of the End of the Millenium Address", "Boot Stamping on a Human Face Forever", "The Voracious March of Godliness".
* LyricalColdOpen: "Voice of God Is Government", "The Positive Aspect of Negative Thinking", "Come Join Us", "The Day That the Earth Stalled", "Won't Somebody", "To Another Abyss" and a couple other.
* TheManIsStickingItToTheMan: Subverted by guitarist/main songwriter Mr. Brett, who owns the record label the band is signed to, but refused multiple offers to sell to a major record label. He even left the band during their years with Atlantic Records. Of course, given that Music/TheOffspring were making Epitaph Records tons of money during this time, he probably didn't need to.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Generally a 5 or 6. With a couple songs (such as "Slumber" and "Sorrow") being a 4.



* InternalizedCategorism: The song "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVWNDR9gM2E Broken]]" brings up the danger of putting people down, that they might start believing it themselves.
* LongRunnerLineUp: From 2001 to 2013: Greg Graffin, Brett Gurewitz, Jay Bentley, Greg Hetson, Brian Baker and Brooks Wackerman.
* LongTitle: "The Positive Aspect of Negative Thinking", "The Biggest Killer in American History", "The State of the End of the Millenium Address", "Boot Stamping on a Human Face Forever", "The Voracious March of Godliness".
* LyricalColdOpen: "Voice of God Is Government", "The Positive Aspect of Negative Thinking", "Come Join Us", "The Day That the Earth Stalled", "Won't Somebody", "To Another Abyss" and a couple other.
* TheManIsStickingItToTheMan: Subverted by guitarist/main songwriter Mr. Brett, who owns the record label the band is signed to, but refused multiple offers to sell to a major record label. He even left the band during their years with Atlantic Records. Of course, given that Music/TheOffspring were making Epitaph Records tons of money during this time, he probably didn't need to.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Generally a 5 or 6. With a couple songs (such as "Slumber" and "Sorrow") being a 4.
26th Apr '16 1:02:45 AM Balmung
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** "Materialist" is essentially an AuthorFillibuster in favor of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Materialism materialism]] (the belief that matter is the fundamental substance of all phenomena, including consciousness)

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** "Materialist" is essentially an AuthorFillibuster AuthorFilibuster in favor of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Materialism materialism]] (the belief that matter is the fundamental substance of all phenomena, including consciousness)
26th Apr '16 1:02:15 AM Balmung
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** "Come Join Us," which isabout the way that organized religion preys on lonely people and the uneducated.

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** "Come Join Us," which isabout is about the way that organized religion preys on lonely people and the uneducated.



** "21st Century (Digital Boy)" references "21st Century Schizoid Man" by KingCrimson.

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** "21st Century (Digital Boy)" references "21st Century Schizoid Man" by KingCrimson.Music/KingCrimson.
26th Apr '16 1:01:58 AM Balmung
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* CallBack: ''How Could Hell Be Any Worse?'' is Title Dropped in "Los Angeles is Burning", over two decades later.

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* CallBack: CallBack:
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''How Could Hell Be Any Worse?'' is Title Dropped in "Los Angeles is Burning", over two decades later.



* GodIsEvil: ''And what I'm frightened of is that they call it "God's Love"...''

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* GodIsEvil: ''And GodIsEvil:
** "God's Love":
-->''There's no justice, just a cause and a cure\\
And a bounty of suffering it seems we all endure\\
And
what I'm frightened of is that they call it "God's Love"...''God's love''



* GodIsInept: "Better Off Dead", which is basically God apologizing for creating such a CrapsackWorld.

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* GodIsInept: GodIsInept:
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"Better Off Dead", which is basically God apologizing for creating such a CrapsackWorld.



* NewSoundAlbum: ''[[SomethingCompletelyDifferent Into the Unknown]]'' is a ProgressiveRock album. According to Mr. Brett, "not much thought" was put into the album's recording, and the change of style was due to the fact that the band didn't take itself seriously and thought it wouldn't last for very long, so they decided to try and explore some other styles. Two of the members, drummer Pete Finestone and bass player Jay Bentley, quit before the album was recorded because of the change, and the album was met with a great deal of negativity from the fans who embraced the band's previous HardcorePunk sound; only 12 people showed up to see the band introduce the new material. As a result of the poor reception of this material by fans, this album is somewhat considered OldShame by the band members, who named their next release (which returned to HardcorePunk) ''[[DiscontinuityNod Back to the Known]]''. Despite the commercial failure and fan backlash of the album, it actually got positive reviews from critics, and is pretty good music coming from a bunch of 19-year-olds with no experience in that particular genre. It was reissued on vinyl as part of the ''30 Years of Bad Religion'' box set, although it's never been released on CD.

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* NewSoundAlbum: NewSoundAlbum:
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''[[SomethingCompletelyDifferent Into the Unknown]]'' is a ProgressiveRock album. According to Mr. Brett, "not much thought" was put into the album's recording, and the change of style was due to the fact that the band didn't take itself seriously and thought it wouldn't last for very long, so they decided to try and explore some other styles. Two of the members, drummer Pete Finestone and bass player Jay Bentley, quit before the album was recorded because of the change, and the album was met with a great deal of negativity from the fans who embraced the band's previous HardcorePunk sound; only 12 people showed up to see the band introduce the new material. As a result of the poor reception of this material by fans, this album is somewhat considered OldShame by the band members, who named their next release (which returned to HardcorePunk) ''[[DiscontinuityNod Back to the Known]]''. Despite the commercial failure and fan backlash of the album, it actually got positive reviews from critics, and is pretty good music coming from a bunch of 19-year-olds with no experience in that particular genre. It was reissued on vinyl as part of the ''30 Years of Bad Religion'' box set, although it's never been released on CD.



* TheManIsStickingItToTheMan: Subverted by guitarist/main songwriter Mr. Brett, who owns the record label the band is signed to, but refused multiple offers to sell to a major record label. He even left the band during their years with Atlantic Records. Of course, given that TheOffspring were making Epitaph Records tons of money during this time, he probably didn't need to.

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* TheManIsStickingItToTheMan: Subverted by guitarist/main songwriter Mr. Brett, who owns the record label the band is signed to, but refused multiple offers to sell to a major record label. He even left the band during their years with Atlantic Records. Of course, given that TheOffspring Music/TheOffspring were making Epitaph Records tons of money during this time, he probably didn't need to.



* ReligionRantSong: They have lots of these, [[SarcasmMode which comes as a total surprise, given the band's name]].

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* ReligionRantSong: They have lots of these, [[SarcasmMode ReligionRantSong:
** "Come Join Us,"
which comes as a total surprise, given isabout the band's name]].way that organized religion preys on lonely people and the uneducated.
-->Don't you see the trouble that most people are in\\
That they just want you for their own advantage\\
But I swear to you we're different from all of them\\
Come join us! \\
** "Sinister Rouge" is about the wrongs of the Roman Catholic Church, from Crusades and the Inquisition to covering up pedophile priests.
** "Skyscraper" tells the story of the Tower of Babel from the builders' side, describing God as "Like a spoiled little baby who can't come out and play".
** "Materialist" is essentially an AuthorFillibuster in favor of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Materialism materialism]] (the belief that matter is the fundamental substance of all phenomena, including consciousness)



* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Lots of songs, but "Germs of Perfection" is the most blatant example.

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* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: SesquipedalianLoquaciousness:
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Lots of songs, but "Germs of Perfection" is the most blatant example.



* [[SingerNameDrop Band Name Drop]]: Aside from [[TitleDrop an obvious one]] on "Bad Religion", there is also one in "No Direction".

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* [[SingerNameDrop Band Name Drop]]: Drop]]:
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Aside from [[TitleDrop an obvious one]] on "Bad Religion", there is also one in "No Direction".
30th Dec '15 8:48:22 PM bt8257
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** At least two song titles on ''The Empire Strikes First'' are this. "Let Them Eat War" is a variation on [[{{BeamMeUpScotty}} not actually]] [[UsefulNotes/MarieAntoinette MarieAntoinette's]] "Let them eat cakes" and "Boot Stamping on a Human Face Forever" is the second half of a quote found in [[NineteenEightyFour 1984]] by GeorgeOrwell.

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** At least two song titles on ''The Empire Strikes First'' are this. "Let Them Eat War" is a variation on [[{{BeamMeUpScotty}} not actually]] [[UsefulNotes/MarieAntoinette MarieAntoinette's]] actually UsefulNotes/MarieAntoinette's "Let them eat cakes" and "Boot Stamping on a Human Face Forever" is the second half of a quote found in [[NineteenEightyFour 1984]] Literature/NineteenEightyFour by GeorgeOrwell.
30th Dec '15 8:45:53 PM bt8257
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--> ''Punk Rock with a thesaurus.''

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--> ''Punk Rock ''PunkRock with a thesaurus.''
17th Nov '15 1:00:34 PM AndyLA
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* PrecisionFStrike: "Fuck You" is about this.



*** Apparently, sometime after Mr. Brett left the band, he'd mock the band for being "the rotting corpse of thesaurus rock" (which was definitely classier than Greg Graffin changing a lyric in Mr. Brett's song Stranger than Fiction to make fun of Gurewitz's struggle with drug addiction whenever it was performed live).

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*** Apparently, sometime after Mr. Brett left the band, he'd mock the band for being "the rotting corpse of thesaurus rock" (which was definitely classier than Greg Graffin changing a lyric in Mr. Brett's song Stranger "Stranger than Fiction Fiction" to make fun of Gurewitz's struggle with drug addiction whenever it was performed live).


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* SophisticatedAsHell: "Fuck You" maintains the lyrics writing style while dropping the F-bombs.
--->You can even get cerebral if you want to\\
Make a radical assessment that sticks like glue\\
Sometimes, it takes no thought at all\\
The easiest thing to do\\
Is say "fuck you!"
1st Nov '15 3:03:55 AM IanDere
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As of 2001, Bad Religion's lineup consisted of Graffin (vocals), Gurewitz (guitars), Bentley (bass), Greg Hetson--formerly of The Circle Jerks (guitars), Brian Baker (guitars), and Brooks Wackerman (drums). Bobby Schayer was their drummer for much of their 1990s period, but left the band after suffering a shoulder injury. In 2013 Hetson left due to personal problems (divorce) and was replaced by Mike Dimkich.

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As of 2001, Since 2001 Bad Religion's lineup consisted of Graffin (vocals), Gurewitz (guitars), Bentley (bass), Greg Hetson--formerly of The Circle Jerks (guitars), Brian Baker (guitars), and Brooks Wackerman (drums). Bobby Schayer was their drummer for much of their 1990s period, but left the band after suffering a shoulder injury. In 2013 Hetson left due to personal problems (divorce) and was replaced by Mike Dimkich.
Dimkich. In 2015, Wackerman also left.



* '''Brooks Wackerman''' - drums (2001-present)

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* '''Brooks Wackerman''' Brooks Wackerman - drums (2001-present)(2001-2015)
16th Aug '15 12:40:54 PM SetsunasaNiWa
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* ChristmasSongs: Title of their latest EP, which features [[CoverVersion covers]] of [[CaptainObvious various Christmas songs]] (and a remix of "American Jesus").

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* ChristmasSongs: Title of their latest EP, which features [[CoverVersion covers]] of [[CaptainObvious various Christmas songs]] songs (and a remix of "American Jesus").
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