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November 30, -0001 in Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Bad Religion is a punk rock band from Los Angeles, California, known for poignant, erudite lyrics, and biting social commentary. The band was formed in 1979 by high school students Greg Graffin (vocals), Jay Bentley (bass guitar), Jay Ziskrout (drums), and Brett Gurewitz (guitar). In 1981, they released their eponymous debut EP on their own newly-formed label, Epitaph, managed and owned by Gurewitz. 1982 saw the release of their first full-length album, How Could Hell Be Any Worse?, which gained them a sizable following. During the recording, Ziskrout left the band and was replaced by Peter Finestone.
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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...