Did Bad Religion Sell Out?

Did Bad Religion Sell Out?

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rocco

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Nov 15, 2007
Here is the link to a great interview with bassist Jay Bentley where he talks about punk music selling out.

http://www.thelandsalmon.com/music-mondays/in...
Dustin _V

Valley City, OH

#2 Mar 30, 2009
Bad religion has always had videos show up on MTV on and off even prior to the stranger than fiction album. I dont think they sold out they just evolved. They've attempted to hit the mainstream by plugging their videos and hitting the radio waves with songs such as "sorrow". I dont think any of us would do any different, I know I would try to make my music avaliable to the masses. They have tried but I think BR fans have a particular taste that not everyone has and thats what makes it great. Being able to love something that you dont share with pop culture.
Jarrette Naope

Kaneohe, HI

#3 Apr 11, 2009
I live in honolulu. About 2 nights ago Bad religion came to town to do a show. I heard the show started at 730 or 800 but then it ended at 10. I mean I'm not sure, but I thought that it ended Way TOO EARLY. I am almost positive that a Legendary band like them would not SCREW their fans over, I feel that Maybe Pipeline cafe (the club they played in Hawaii) had given them no choice. I mean the club alone is pretty shitty, and I think that bands may be the only thing keeping them afloat. However, If somehow they had actually decided to play for that short a time and leave us hanging, then I would like to officially retire myself as one of their fans.
I mean 10pm. PROMS last later than that!!! I think they could've taken a 20 min break and at least gone until 11. For 40 bucks that would've been reasonable. But I think the show that I went to should've been UNDER 20 dollars.
Mr coffee

Cambridge, UK

#4 Jul 6, 2009
Ian Macaye never sold out. Bad Religion were there at the wrong time. Whenever whoever he was (sorry too drunk to remmebr) set Epitaph it was near the end of modern music industry as we know it. Give it 10 years and things will change.
Jose

Palm Desert, CA

#5 Oct 9, 2009
i think there getting old and they dont have stamina like they used to but im 100% wrong!!! there were rocking out with the cock out when they made "live at the palladium", which is was a great dvd by the way so does "along the way" but im not sure why they finish early but at some concert Greg was bartending which might be fun for those drinkers but yeah bad religion havent sold out.
Zerocyde

Spokane, WA

#6 Nov 30, 2009
If they haven't, then I hope they do soon. Whatever the hell it takes to get more people hearing these lyrics.
loverockmus

Los Angeles, CA

#7 Sep 20, 2010
new bad religion album comes out sept 28th!

In old Tennessee, the last century. All scopes were fixed on legal tricks and whether or not we
should teach kids natural philosophy, despite uncomfortable verity."

so excited. Every song the lyrics are amazing!!
Matt D

Brighton, MA

#8 Oct 19, 2010
I personally don't think Bad Religion ever sold out. They've mostly stayed true to their sound throughout the years. Anyone who derides them for selling out is probably overreacting, in my opinion.

I came across this story because I saw the band last night in Boston and wanted to share my story!

http://www.waysiderock.com/2010/10/19/bad-rel...
anon

Lewiston, ME

#9 Jan 14, 2011
greg graffin sold out the band long ago..they make good music.. but it's so marketed and corporatized that it completely goes against the lyrics.

80-85 was the golden years..then it all fell apart.
Robby

Riverside, CA

#10 Apr 8, 2011
Well, I am a huge BR fan, just saw them yesterday. Had a bbq with them, had the gregs sign my BR tattoo, way fun. Now, they must of played the worst set i have ever seen.It just seems like they HAVE to focus on their newer stuff to promote, to adapt to the newer crowd. But they only played like 3 classic songs,2 of which KROQ has played out. Infected, and were only gonna die. Luckily, they played american jesus. But othere than that all songs were newer, and IMO good, but not near what I love from them. They need to keep there sets 50-50 becuase I saw so many dissapointed fans (ages 21 and up). Of course the teenie boppers loved the whole cyanide thing, but us OG fans wanted more. Guess they spoiled us at the paladium and will never live up to that show again. I mean come on rise against, BR brought them up!!!Either way they sounded great, but I will say, they have kinda sold out, or "EVOLVED" and I dont blame them, but I dont like it either
Nicholas

Bamako, Mali

#11 Feb 20, 2012
yes they did. i understand trying to get popular but you release one single or album that is all pop rock like nirvana's nevermind. Then once your known you you go back to your roots and make to public follow your style not the other way around like with nirvana's album In Utero. I can understand changin styles but if that were why they change why do there lyrics suck now. beside there album suffer came out just 6 years before stranger than fiction. noe you cant go from do what you want to infected.
SlitBrainSyndrom e

Milwaukee, WI

#13 Sep 28, 2012
Some of you people drive me crazy. You want a band to put out the same album over and over and over again. You can hear the early work in the new stuff (many of the riffs are distinctly Bad Religion), but they have also grown. After 30 years three power chords can get a bit boring.
Azmo66

Honolulu, HI

#14 Feb 17, 2015
Matt D wrote:
I personally don't think Bad Religion ever sold out. They've mostly stayed true to their sound throughout the years. Anyone who derides them for selling out is probably overreacting, in my opinion.
I came across this story because I saw the band last night in Boston and wanted to share my story!
http://www.waysiderock.com/2010/10/19/bad-rel...
Are you out of your goddamn mind!? Have you ever even HEARD 'How Can Hell Be Any Worse' or 'Suffer'? How the hell do those albums have any connection whatsoever with the crap they've pumped out since Recipe For Hate? "They've mostly stayed true to their sound throughout the years." That is the WRONGEST, LEAST INSIGHTFUL, MOST BACKASSWARD THING I'VE EVER READ IN MY LIFE. PERIOD.
Azmo66

Honolulu, HI

#15 Feb 17, 2015
SlitBrainSyndrome wrote:
Some of you people drive me crazy. You want a band to put out the same album over and over and over again. You can hear the early work in the new stuff (many of the riffs are distinctly Bad Religion), but they have also grown. After 30 years three power chords can get a bit boring.
Yeah, except they're playing the same three power chords, just slower, lazier, and in a more boring, commercial way. It's not like they went all "Into the Unknown" or something. They just eased into the more popular sound of derivative alternarock.

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