Sunday, January 22, 2006

Exclusive: Bad Religion on the Punk Show circa '88


I came across this while digging through a box of old cassettes this weekend. Here's the story...good friend and ex-bandmate of mine did a local cable public-access show in Long Beach called "The Punk Show", some time ago (I'm in LA, by the way). I helped out occasionally, running one of the three cameras.

He'd had some luck already, getting SST to send over some of their more avant-garde artists to perform on the show (Elliot Sharp, Swa, Dos, etc.), and decided to try and get Bad Religion to come on down. They'd just re-formed recently, and, apparently having nothing better to do that day, accepted the invitation.

I have to say, I was more than just a bit surprised to hear how great their new material was. This, by the way, was a little while before their "comeback" album, Suffer, was to come out and the misadventure that was Into the Unknown was a not too distant memory. Time-wise I'd place this sometime in '88 but it may have been late '87.

The bad thing is:
  1. We didn't save a copy of the video
  2. I only made an audio tape of songs, not the interview afterwards, which was really funny.

Oh...one more thing, gotta give it to Greg Graffin...no monitors in the studio that day, which meant no way to hear himself over the band, and he still managed to nail it.

So here's some audio from that day. Please excuse the not-so-great sound quality (public access, remember?).

Extra: Link to Fuck Fixed!

Bad Religion on the Punk Show - Do What You Want
Bad Religion on the Punk Show - We're Only Gonna Die
Bad Religion on the Punk Show - Fuck Armageddon
Bad Religion on the Punk Show - Politics
Bad Religion on the Punk Show - Competition

5 Comments:

Anonymous Scott said...

Great first music post, here's to many more!

2:32 PM  
Blogger DaddyRich said...

Great post and a nice blog, but isn't that first B.R. track "Do What You Want" and not "You Are the Government"? Keep them coming!
Rich

5:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can't seem to get "fuck armageddon" to work....

7:47 PM  
Blogger squabbler said...

Holy crap, you're right, it is Do What You Want.

10:54 PM  
Anonymous Bryce said...

Wow nice find. Thanks a lot for the show.

6:31 PM  

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