Tues Double Shot: Bad Religion


Bad Religion
In the tradition '70s FM radio, JamBase's Tuesday tradition offers readers a pair of fab tunes from an artist worthy of the Double Shot treatment. This week we make it a triple since the songs are so short! Bad Religion is perhaps the most vibrant, musically switched-on survivors of the early '80s U.S. punk boom. With arguably the greatest voice in second wave punk in Greg Graffin, Bad Religion remains just as righteously pissed off almost 30 years on, and has added layers of sophistication to their steel hard sound. This assortment starts with "Do What You Want" from 1988's landmark Suffer, still many BR fans' all-time favorite album and a stellar example that in the hands of the right musicians one-minute and change can be plenty of time to get the job done. From 2002's The Process of Belief, which saw original guitarist Brett Gurewitz return, we present a rare slower number, the philosophical "Epiphany." And lastly, we have "Before You Die," a pile driving gem from their most recent release, 2007's New Maps of Hell (JamBase review).


[Published on: 11/17/09]

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