"Bad Religion" (commonly abbreviated "BR") is an influential punk rock band often credited for leading the revival of punk rock during the late 1980s.
Bad Religion was formed in Los Angeles, California in 1980 by high school students Greg Graffin (vocals), Jay Bentley (bass guitar), Jay Ziskrout (drums), and Brett Gurewitz, also known as "Mr. Brett" (guitar). In 1981, the band released their eponymous debut EP on their own newly-formed label, Epitaph Records, which is managed and owned by Gurewitz. 1982 saw the release of their first full-length album, ''How Could Hell Be Any Worse?'', gaining the band a sizeable following. During the recording of ''How Could Hell Be Any Worse?'', Jay Ziskrout left the band and was replaced by Peter Finestone.
In 1983, the band released ''Into the Unknown'', a keyboard-driven psychedelic rock album that was enormously unpopular with the band's core fanbase. It is now out of print, and generally disowned by the band. However, in past years it has become a collectors item, and has gained some acceptance from fans. It now can be seen going for more than 100 dollars on eBay, and is often pirated. A common sign of a pirated version...
|years active||1980 – 1984, 1986 – present|
|music genre||Punk Rock|
|current members|| Greg Graffin|
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