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Bad Religion: Requiem of Dissent, Avalon (Live) Pt 3/3


Bad Religion Part 3: ’00s [The New America to Dissent of Man]

Bad Religion, the California pop-punk band, released Dissent of Man, their 100th Album (kidding, sort of) this year. This being 2010, and since How Could Hell Be Any Worse was released in 1980, that means the Bad Religion have been active for three solid decades.

BR, while in New York took a break from their Dissent support tour, and played three special New York only shows – each dedicated to a different decade in BR’s career, hence TSOI’s special three part series.

BR did deviate from the featured decade sets by including some hits from other decades as well as selections from the new record. This post features two songs the 2000s decade – as performed during the recent New York dates.

It must be handed to Bad Religion for maintaining a consistent popularity while actively churning out releases every couple of years, in particular in a genre not known for longevity. I believe I zoned out after Against the Grain, but it seems pretty clear after having attended these shows, that that was just a starting point for many BR fans. Most songs at all three shows, including the tracks included here,  featured heavy crowd sing-a-long crowd participation – pretty impressive.

’00s [The New America to Dissent of Man] Setlist:
Supersonic
Prove It
Can’t Stop
Heroes & Martyrs
Only Rain
Los Angeles Is Burning
Overture
Sinister Rouge
New Dark Ages
The Devil in Stitches
Meeting of the Minds
Let Them Eat War
Fields of Mars
The Defense
The Resist Stance
Social Suicide
Dearly Beloved
Requiem For Dissent
Epiphany
Don’t Sell Me Short
Avalon
Wrong Way Kids
Infected
American Jesus
Encore:
Along The Way
Sorrow
Fuck Armageddon…This is Hell

Download: Bad Religion: Requiem of Dissent (Live)

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Download: Bad Religion: Avalon (Live)

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Bad Religion: Flat Earth Society, Generator (Live) Pt 2/3

Bad Religion Part 2: ’90s [From Against the Grain to No Substance]

Bad Religion, the California pop-punk band, released Dissent of Man, their 100th Album (kidding, sort of) this year. This being 2010, and since How Could Hell Be Any Worse was released in 1980, that means the Bad Religion have been active for three solid decades.

BR, while in New York took a break from their Dissent support tour, and played three special New York only shows – each dedicated to a different decade in BR’s career, hence TSOI’s special three part series.

It seems pretty clear after having attended these shows, that 1990 was just a starting point for many BR fans. Myself, I believe I zoned out on BR after Against the Grain, which, by the way, if you are looking for a good accessible classic punk record to dip your toes in the genre, one could do much worse than Against the Grain.

All three shows featured heavy crowd sing-a-long crowd participation including this particularly impressive example included here with “Generator”.

’90s [From Against the Grain to No Substance] Setlist:
Gray Race
Hear It
Modern Man
Stranger Than Fiction
Recipe For Hate
Flat Earth Society
The Resist Stance
Man With A Mission
Marked
Struck a Nerve
A Walk
Anesthesia
Avalon
Sowing The Seeds Of Utopia
Turn On The Light
Come Join Us
No Direction
What It Is
Atomic Garden
Wrong Way Kids
Generator
Infected
Encore:
American Jesus
Fuck Armageddon…This is Hell
Sorrow

Download: Bad Religion: Flat Earth Society (Live)

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Download: Bad Religion: Generator (Live)

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Bad Religion: Latch Key Kid, Big Bang (Live) Pt 1/3


Bad Religion Part 1: ’80s [From How Can Hell Be Any Worse to No Control]

Bad Religion, the California pop-punk band, released Dissent of Man, their 100th Album (kidding, sort of) this year. This being 2010, and since How Could Hell Be Any Worse was released in 1980, that means the Bad Religion have been active for three solid decades.

BR, while in New York took a break from their Dissent support tour, and played three special New York only shows – each dedicated to a different decade in BR’s career, hence TSOI’s special three part series.

BR presumably had to relearn dozens of songs for these one-off shows, in particular during the 80s show where many of the songs clock in under two minutes all while supporting a new record. BR did deviate from the featured decade sets by including some hits from other decades as well as selections from the new record. This post and the next two will each feature two songs from each decade – as performed during the recent New York dates.

It must be handed to Bad Religion for maintaining a consistent popularity while actively churning out releases every couple of years, in particular in a genre not known for longevity.  Being an old timer, it is not surprising that the ’80s decade is my personal favorite. 

Here is what a set list looks like if you play a set composed largely of songs clocking in under 2 minutes:

’80s [From How Can Hell Be Any Worse to No Control] Setlist:

Do What You Want
How Much Is Enough?
We’re Only Gonna Die
Slaves
The Resist Stance
Delirium of Disorder
You Are (The Government)
Latch Key Kids
The Devil in Stitches
Frogger
I Want to Conquer the World
Billy Gnosis
Suffer
Sanity
Part III
Avalon
Big Bang
Yesterday
New Dark Ages
Along the Way
21st Century Digital Boy
Wrong Way Kids
No Control
Fuck Armageddon…This is Hell
You
American Jesus
Encore:
Infected
Los Angeles is Burning
Sorrow

Download: Bad Religion: Latch Key Kid (Live)

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Download: Bad Religion: Big Bang (Live)

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