November 30, -0001 in Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Los Angeles group Bad Religion is among the most successful punk rock bands of all time, with more than 5 million albums sold. In the past 25 years, the band has released 16 studio albums, three compilations albums, two live albums, two DVDs and three EPs. Band members have changed overtime, with the exception of singer Greg Graffin. Formed in 1980, Bad Religion’s wider success didn’t come until 1993 when the group released Recipe for Hate, its seventh album. Their next album, Stranger Than Fiction, reached gold status in the United States and Canada.
Seeing the song's video clip gets you a hint what it's about: As it's a lot like some movie made by Terry Gilliam, it corresonds perfectly to those verses exposing all bizzareness that you can witness on the streets and into every soul yu might pass each regular day...
This track is about the promised land, and perhaps witnessing it getting smashed; although pay attention, it's not a place promised by the politics, it's about a place that the spell of a certain person causes to create, as this person is the one that the song is directed at.
This has to be one of the must suffocating songs, a true choke on the soul, altough it hasn't any atmosphere to support it, it's about someone who cannot survive under his skin, this "infection" is eating him up, affecting relationships with people around him getting them blackened...