Band: Bad Religion
Album: Against The Grain
Release Date: July 1990
Music Genre: Punk Rock Hardcore
Release Country: United States
Record Type: 17 Tracks Vinyl Album LP
Punk/Rock band formed in 1980 in San Fernando Valley/Los Angeles, CA, US by Greg Graffin (vocals), Brett Gurewitz (guitar), Jay Ziskrout (drums), and Jay Bentley (bass). All the members were teenagers when the band started. Only Graffin has remained with the band through every phase of its career, although Bentley and Gurewitz have participated for substantial chunks of time. Graffin and Gurewitz are the band's primary songwriters, with other members contributing occasionally. The band is known for their rapid-fire songs with a melodic edge and strong backing harmonies.
Bad Religion released their first record, a self-titled EP, in 1981 on Epitaph Records, a label Gurewitz started after borrowing money from his father. The band released their first full length, "How Could Hell Be Any Worse?", in 1982. Midway through the recording for the album, Ziskrout quit the band and the record was finished with drummer Pete Finestone. In 1983, the band abruptly shifted gears, issuing the keyboard-heavy, prog rock influenced "Into The Unknown", on which neither Bentle (...)
|A2||Turn On The Light||1:23|
|A5||Positive Aspect Of Negative Thinking||0:55|
|A7||Flat Earth Society||2:21|
|B2||Against The Grain||2:04|
|B5||21st Century Digital Boy||2:38|
|B6||Misery And Famine||2:31|
|B8||Quality Or Quantity||1:20|
©℗ 1990 Epitaph Records
Published by Polypterus Music, BMI, 1990 and Westbeach Music, BMI, 1990
Recorded at West Beach Recorders, Hollywood, Calif., May 1990
Outro lyrics of "Digital Boy" stolen from King Crimson "Schitzoid Man"
"Green Screen Mentality" by P.P. Vaughn
Includes an insert with lyrics, credits, photos and a graphic
Some copies are missing the sticker on the back cover which is carrying the tracklisting and a barcode
Some copies are labeled "Side One" on both sides.
Some copies came with tracklisting and barcode on a sticker located on the front sleeve outside the shrinkwrap.