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Title: Bad Religion
Post by: Quetzalcoatl on February 19, 2019, 02:58:19 PM
Bad Religion (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bad_Religion)

For a while during my teenage years, I liked this band. Then it somehow fell off my radar. In recent months, I have re-discovered them. And they are really good! I both like the musical style and the message of opposition to dogmatic thinking and criticism of religion, as well as the band being pro-science and pro-intellectualism. They also have a lot of songs about social criticism. The band has been around since 1980 and is still active!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moPY9_wqH-8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O20pMjNj-TE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-ohPyVPfDo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWXLlHyoJxQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxRU3LMEZhY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3wpHBZV47U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-We8ogMQ-U
Title: Re: Bad Religion
Post by: Calinthalus on February 21, 2019, 08:44:08 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uuNBB1NSRw
Title: Re: Bad Religion
Post by: moj on February 22, 2019, 02:06:51 PM
They are OK, not my fav but don't dislike them. Amusing story alert, I was at a friends xmas gathering this year and we keep getting this weird error on Alexa. We would say " Alexa play hip-hop Christmas music" and she would play 1800 century chorus music. very strange, so I was like " Alexa, play heavy metal Christmas music" Oh man does bad religion have a lot of xmas songs, they must have a dedicated album because it came up a lot on alexa.
Title: Re: Bad Religion
Post by: JuniorSpaceman on March 11, 2019, 08:22:24 PM
I always thought their records were ok - fun but not that special, but I saw them live in 1997 at the worst venue in Melbourne (which has since burned to the ground), and it was one of the most inspiring, wild shows I've ever seen. According to their website, it was the first show they ever played in Australia, which might have added to the energy.
Title: Re: Bad Religion
Post by: BAWRFRS on April 15, 2019, 07:10:29 PM
Singer Greg Graffin has a PhD in history of science* and lectured at Cornell & UCLA, according to Professor Wikipedia.

The Process of Belief is an excellent album & the songs seem to be linked thematically. That may not be unusual for them, IDK.

* His Amazon page says it's in zoology
Title: Re: Bad Religion
Post by: BAWRFRS on April 15, 2019, 10:16:26 PM
They are OK, not my fav but don't dislike them. Amusing story alert, I was at a friends xmas gathering this year and we keep getting this weird error on Alexa. We would say " Alexa play hip-hop Christmas music" and she would play 1800 century chorus music. very strange, so I was like " Alexa, play heavy metal Christmas music" Oh man does bad religion have a lot of xmas songs, they must have a dedicated album because it came up a lot on alexa.

Next year try either the Dropkick Murphys' The Season's Upon Us or ask Alexa to play the benefit CD A Santa Cause (punk rock Christmas). Good fun for people with a sense of humor.
Title: Re: Bad Religion
Post by: Quetzalcoatl on July 04, 2019, 01:52:35 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx7vkfnI6jY

I found this song so... true.
Title: Re: Bad Religion
Post by: stands2reason on July 04, 2019, 03:14:31 PM
Basically, the first (and one of the few) punk bands I got into. Mostly I only like their newer stuff: The Process of Belief, Stranger than Fiction, The Empire Strikes first, and True North are favorites. Actually, my username is a reference to one of their songs.
Title: Re: Bad Religion
Post by: DonA on July 04, 2019, 03:50:48 PM
I'm a big Bad Religion fan.  Have been since high school when I started listening to punk.