Bad Religion 30 Years Live
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fatlip27
May 22nd 2010



246 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

The way to listen to Bad Religion is as follows:

You have to start from the latest albums and work your way backwards. So it would be New Maps of Hell> Empire Strikes First> Process of Belief > Skip to The Gray Race > Generator> Receipe for Hate > Against the Grain > No Control > Suffer > and finally How Could Hell Be Any Worse.

If you like punk rock music to be fast, melodic, and to be accompanied by harmonizing vocals, you can't go wrong with this band. Pick an album, any album, and you won't be disappointed.

Satellite
May 23rd 2010



20728 Comments


You have to start from the latest albums and work your way backwards.

Umm no.

Digging: Spoon - They Want My Soul

Satellite
May 23rd 2010



20728 Comments


No Control > Suffer > Empire > Against the Grain, Generator > The Gray Race, Recipe > New Maps, Process > Stranger Than Fiction > How Could Hell > New America > No Substance > Into the Unknown

Masochist
May 23rd 2010



7997 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Amazing review, Trey! Thanks for doing this, I like the love this album has sparked for the band on the site recently.

Hahaha...I always tell people to start with 'Stranger Than Fiction' or 'The Process of Belief'. Both are varied albums that show all sides of Bad Religion (super-fast songs, experimental songs, mid-tempo pop songs), and both contain the band's biggest hits ("21st Century Digital Boy" and "Infected" from 'Stranger Than Fiction'; "Sorrow" from 'TPoB'). Also, it gives people to look forward to even better stuff should they want to keep going with the band. So if I were to rank how to listen to their albums, it would be:

'Stranger Than Fiction' or 'The Process of Belief' to start out with.

Then, if they like the harder, faster stuff:

'No Control'
'Suffer'
'The Empire Strikes First'
'How Could Hell Be Any Worse?'
'Against The Grain'

If they like the more experimental stuff:

'Generator'
'Recipe For Hate'
'The Empire Strikes First'
'The Gray Race'
'Against The Grain'

Then the rest. I actually started with 'Stranger Than Fiction' and 'Recipe For Hate', then went to 'The Gray Race' and 'The Empire Strikes First' (which is my current favorite).

Digging: He Is Legend - Heavy Fruit

WatchItExplode
May 23rd 2010



3219 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

I started with stranger than fiction and consider process of belief to be possibly their best so right on masochist

mitch91
May 23rd 2010



409 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I did a list of their albums ranked a while ago, although I think it may have changed a tiny bit since. Empire was the first one I listened to and the opening of Overture/Sinister Rouge hit me so hard its still my favourite of theirs.

I agree with the comment on the drums, just compare this version of American Jesus to the original, it sounds amazing.

Digging: Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight

StrizzMatik
May 23rd 2010



3183 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Brooks' drumming destroys Finestone and Schayer's in so many ways it's ridiculous.

Willie
Moderator
May 23rd 2010



15903 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

They need to re-record a few of their older albums with the current line up.

StrizzMatik
May 23rd 2010



3183 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

^^ I om-nom-nom-nominate the Holy Trinity for the makeover treatment.

Willie
Moderator
May 23rd 2010



15903 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Hell yes. I'd even be happy with a "best of" kind of release that is only made up of songs from albums that don't feature the current line up (i.e. Anything except the last 3 releases).

StrizzMatik
May 23rd 2010



3183 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

So kinda like an All Ages re-recorded. I'd actually love to hear a redux/remaster of Recipe For Hate, the production/mix on that album kinda blows.

Willie
Moderator
May 24th 2010



15903 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah, a re-recording of Recipe for Hate would be awesome.

The compilation would kind of be like All Ages, but it could contain stuff from the Atlantic Records era, only re-worked with Brett's ideas and Brook's new percussion ideas. Think about how American Jesus is a lot faster and has more balls on this live recording than on the original album; they could do stuff like that with the Atlantic Records albums (especially New America - which I actually like).

WatchItExplode
May 24th 2010



3219 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

fans should generate the songs to be recorded, make it a double-album too...

*starts to salivate*

thenewnormal
May 25th 2010



63 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

that idea just made me come my pants. this is a fantastic live album too btw, and you're totally right about Wackerman really upping the game here, especially on A Walk - the drummer on The Grey Race is incredibly boring. oh and Man With A Mission has also never kicked so much ass - you're on the money, sir!

Satellite
May 25th 2010



20728 Comments


Fuck re-recording. That's a bad idea. I'd much rather hear them record new music.

Phantom
May 25th 2010



8930 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Ok so this is really good. Looking forward to the new album too.

Tiagomnh
June 2nd 2010



11 Comments


After reading this review I decided to go listen to some of their albums. Started with No Control and *wow* 15 tracks and around 27 minutes length? These guys really like their songs short! Great review btw.

Masochist
June 2nd 2010



7997 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

After reading this review I decided to go listen to some of their albums. Started with No Control and *wow* 15 tracks and around 27 minutes length? These guys really like their songs short!


That's what I like to call the '...Goes To College' method. ;-)

vanderb0b
June 8th 2010



3473 Comments


Just got this, it's fantastic. Really cool to see the band release free material.

Willie
Moderator
June 8th 2010



15903 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Hell yeah, and they just entered the studio too. Apparently they're finally feeling confident enough to experiment with their sound… we'll see what that means.



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