Our dear friend Brett Gurewitz of Epitaph Records is paving the way to goodness once again with his band Bad Religion. Good Ol’ Brett the punk rock grampy with the big fat record company is always there to throw his 2 cents in the pot in the name of punk rock.
Bad Religion is one of those bands whos ‘daring’ logo make them timeless. Really there is nothing more effective in teenage angst than pissing off the folks with blasphemed religious symbolism. Its cliche’, its boring and its old. Sorta like the band itself.
At age 51 Mr. Gurewitz has done ok for himself. Head cheese of Epitaph is quite a little nest egg and a far cry from his 1979 Bad Religion early days. Do I hate him for being successful? No, of course not! I hate him for becoming what punk spewed about since the beginning and for cashing in on the movement. But hey- to each his own. I just wish he spent a little more time being true to the movement and a little bit less a business man. Chose one or the other but don’t put your old ass on a stage barking about rebellion and then shut the door on your fat record company the next day.
The new album? Oh yeah sorry. Bad Religions new Christmas album has a heart and a cause! A whopping 20% of the profits will go to a charity supporting those who have been abuse by the clergy. The other 80%? Dunno ask Brett boy. Worse part- the tune aint half bad- but the vocals sound like a pack of wet Lucky Strikes.
weaving a fairy tale for us to get lost in
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – July 1973 (Volume 5, Number 2)
“I don’t consider David (Bowie) to be even remotely big enough to be any competition.”
an old school New York feel
oedipal vulnerable and blue collar visceral
An emotional song with Miya’s acrobatic and vulnerable vocals
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – May 1973 (Volume 4, Number 12)
From Robert Johnson to the Ramones – what a life!
one of the great top tens of the 2020
will mark their return to the road in early February, 2023 with a string of to-be-announced US arena dates
enjoyable and soulful romp
another full day of music