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Bad Religion is a punk rock band that formed in Los Angeles in 1979. They are particularly known[who?] for their use of soaring 3-part vocal harmonies (which they refer to in their album liner notes as the "oozin' aahs"), sophisticated and intellectual lyrics, and political or religious commentary. Their lyrics often relate to matters of social responsibility. The band's lineup has changed several times over its lifespan, with lead vocalist Greg Graffin being the only continuous member.. The band's major influences stemmed from late '70s punk acts like The Ramones, The Germs, Sex Pistols and The Clash, along with such early '80s American hardcore bands as Black Flag, Circle Jerks and Minor Threat. Unlike many other hardcore bands of the era, they also acknowledged proto-punk bands like the New York Dolls and MC5. Even more unusual for a band of the scene that spawned them, they were also informed by such new wavers as Elvis Costello, The Jam and Nick Lowe, as well as authors like Jack Kerouac.. Greg Graffin called his influences "pop-sounding rock tunes that were not necessarily commercial." Brett Gurewitz acknowledges attempting to emulate Germs singer Darby Crash early on in Bad Religion's lyrical style. "He wrote some intelligent stuff, and didn't shy away from the vocabulary, which I thought was cool." In addition to their use of unusually sophisticated vocabulary for a punk band, Bad Religion is also known for their frequent use of vocal harmonies. They took their cues from The Adolescents, in the way that they used three-part harmonies. Bassist Jay Bentley says, "Seeing The Adolescents live, it was so brilliant. So, in a way, the Adolescents influenced us into saying we can do it, too, because look, they're doing it."...
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Bad Religion - Into the UnknownInto the Unknown, AlbumLive at the HOB Orlando, Live AlbumUntitled Fourteenth Bad Religion AlbumBad Religion - Public ServicePublic Service, LP (1980)Bad Religion - Bad ReligionBad Religion, EP (1981)Bad Religion - How Could Hell Be Any Worse?How Could Hell Be Any Worse?, Album (1982)Bad Religion - Back to the KnownBack to the Known, EP (1983)Bad Religion - No ControlNo Control, Album (1989)Bad Religion - Against the GrainAgainst the Grain, Album (1990)Bad Religion - Along the WayAlong the Way, Live Album (1990)Bad Religion - 80-8580-85, Compilation album (1991)Bad Religion - GeneratorGenerator, Album (1992)Bad Religion - Recipe for HateRecipe for Hate, Album (1993)Bad Religion - 21st Century (Digital Boy)21st Century (Digital Boy), Single (1993)Bad Religion - Stranger Than FictionStranger Than Fiction, EP (1993)Bad Religion - Stranger Than FictionStranger Than Fiction, Album (1994)Bad Religion - InfectedInfected, Live Album (1994)Bad Religion - All AgesAll Ages, Compilation album (1995)Bad Religion - Streets of AmericaStreets of America, Single (1995)Bad Religion - A WalkA Walk, Single (1995)Bad Religion - Punk Rock SongPunk Rock Song, Single (1995)Bad Religion - The Gray RaceThe Gray Race, Album (1996)Bad Religion - TestedTested, Live Album (1997)Bad Religion - Dream of UnityDream of Unity, Single (1997)Bad Religion - Raise Your VoiceRaise Your Voice, Single (1997)Bad Religion - No SubstanceNo Substance, Album (1998)Bad Religion - The New AmericaThe New America, Single (1999)Bad Religion - The New AmericaThe New America, Album (2000)Bad Religion - BrokenBroken, Single (2001)Bad Religion - The Process of BeliefThe Process of Belief, Album (2002)Bad Religion - Punk Rock Songs: The Epic YearsPunk Rock Songs: The Epic Years, Compilation album (2002)Bad Religion - Punk Rock SongsPunk Rock Songs, Compilation album (2002)Bad Religion - SufferSuffer, Album (2003)Bad Religion - Los Angeles Is BurningLos Angeles Is Burning, Single (2003)Bad Religion - How Could Hell Be Any Worse?How Could Hell Be Any Worse?, Compilation album (2004)Bad Religion - The Empire Strikes FirstThe Empire Strikes First, Album (2004)Bad Religion - Live at the PalladiumLive at the Palladium, Live Album (2006)Bad Religion - New Maps of HellNew Maps of Hell, Album (2007)
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