Band: Bad Religion
Album: How Could Hell Be Any Worse?
Release Date: January 1988
Music Genre: Punk Rock
Release Country: United States
Record Type: 14 Tracks Vinyl Album LP Repress Reissue
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 (...)
|A1||We're Only Gonna Die||2:12|
|A2||Latch Key Kids||1:38|
|A4||Faith In God||1:50|
|A5||Fuck Armageddon... This Is Hell||2:48|
|A7||In The Night||3:25|
|AA1||Damned To Be Free||1:58|
|AA2||White Trash (2nd Generation)||2:21|
|AA4||Eat Your Dog||1:04|
|AA5||Voice Of God Is Government||2:54|
Recorded at Track Record in Hollywood, CA.
23x11" double-sided Poster-Insert with lyrics and band-photography included.
Reissue of EPI-BRLP1.
Repressed from original master plates.
Track AA2 is titled "White Trash" on the label.