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:
Stranger Than Fiction
Recipe For Hate
Flat Earth Society
The Resist Stance
Man With A Mission
Struck a Nerve
Sowing The Seeds Of Utopia
Turn On The Light
Come Join Us
What It Is
Wrong Way Kids
Fuck Armageddon…This is Hell
Download: Bad Religion: Flat Earth Society (Live)
[jwplayer config=”CustomPlayerAudio” file=”http://www.thesoundofindie.com/archive/2011/20110203/Bad-Religion-Flat-Earth-Society.mp3″]
Download: Bad Religion: Generator (Live)
[jwplayer config=”CustomPlayerAudio” file=”http://www.thesoundofindie.com/archive/2011/20110203/Bad-Religion-Generator.mp3″]