Band: Bad Religion
Album: The Gray Race
Release Date: February 1996
Music Genre: Punk Rock
Release Country: United States
Record Type: 15 Tracks CD Album
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 (...)
|1||The Gray Race||2:06|
|2||Them And Us||2:50|
|5||Punk Rock Song||2:27|
|8||Pity The Dead||2:56|
|10||The Streets Of America||3:48|
|11||Ten In 2010||2:22|
|14||Come Join Us||2:03|
Recorded and mixed at Electric Lady Studios, NYC, October and November 1995.
Mastered at Sterling Studio, NYC.
This release comes in jewel-case packaged in a cardboard slipcase. The album liner contains ten portraits of faces in black and white, different versions exist, with different pictures as the front cover.