The band Bad Religion has music of furious beat as well as driving buzz saw of guitars of classic punk rock. As vocal chorus cuts in, the melody is surprisingly harmonious and emotionally reminiscent of the Beatles or the Everly Brothers.
Griffin at fifteen with a few high school classmates formed Bad Religion by 1980; it was in San Fernando Valley, Southern California. The band made a name in Los Angeles punk music industry, they released three Extended Plays and two albums. The band of Greg Graffin released and re-formed Suffer by 1988.
Epitaph Records popularized their album, which served as a watershed for the Southern California punk sound. Brett Gurewitz the band’s guitarist owned Epitaph Records. The band of Greg Graffin, the Bad Religion, has recorded and toured frequently, ever since the release of Suffer.
The political lyrics, wordy composition and complex harmonies blended with straightforward, faced-punk music; differentiate the music of Bad Religion from other bands.
The songwriters of Bad Religion are Greg Graffin and Gurewitz. By 1997, Greg Graffin recorded a solo album, American Lesion which composed of more pop-oriented music. After a stint with major label Atlantic Records ended in the early 2000, Bad Religion re-signed with Epitaph and Gurewitz rejoined to record two more albums, and the band is working on another recording. By 2005, Greg Graffin continued his solo work with the release of Cold as the Clay. The album was produced by Brett Gurewitz and the album was a combination of new songs of Graffin and 18th and 19th century American folk songs. The album of Greg Graffin was released by the 10th of July, 2006 on anti-Records.
Griffin was a student of University of California, Los Angeles and double majored in geology and anthropology. He also received his Ph.D. in evolutionary paleontology from Cornell University and earned a masters degree in geology from UCLA.
Now with the arrival of The Empire Strikes First, the band enforces the theory that the finest punk rock has always housed opinions to bolster its spirit and attitude. Quite simply, Empire is a musical Molotov, and Bad Religion is as vital as ever.