Bad Religion

badreligion6Blending old-school power chords with hardcore thrash, the debut album from these SoCal brats scarcely resembled the harmony-drenched pop-punk Bad Religion had successfully purveyed for over two decades.

Funded by a $1,000 loan from his dad, the album kick-started guitarist Brett Gurewitz's Epitaph label (now home - via its Anti-imprint - to Tom Waits). The album's wordy polemics hinted at front man Greg Graffin's later career as a university lecturer.

Guitarist Brett Gurewitz quit the band in the 90s when he was strung out on drugs and was replaced by Brian Baker from Minor Threat.

In 2013 their 16th studio album, True North, gave them their highest-charting record to date in the US.

Greg Graffin
Brett Gurewitz
Jay Bentley
Jay Ziskrout
Brian Baker