Fish Tank #20 Fuck Armageddon… This is Bad Religion (Re Mastered)

Maty’s Corner Issue # 20 Fuck Armageddon… This is Bad Religion (Re Mastered) In the initial writing of this article it was kind of weak and I realized it could be much better. Without sacrificing the original content, here’s the re master of an article many of you enjoyed. Bad Religion, the band that really got me into punk rock when I first bought 1998’s No Substance by pure happen stance. Bad Religion is into their 34th year of punk rockin’ it. They started up in 1979 in Los Angeles, CA. First show was November 11th 1980 in Burbank, CA. … Continue reading Fish Tank #20 Fuck Armageddon… This is Bad Religion (Re Mastered)

Maty’s Corner #17 DFL: Proud To Be Dead Fucking Last!

Fish Tank #17 DFL: Proud To Be Dead Fucking Last! Coming out of LA with a teeth kicking sound as aggressive as the name is Dead Fucking Last. This hard core unit led by Crazy Tom has consisted of Mike D and Ad Rock of Beastie Boys, Brian Baker of Minor Threat/ Bad Religion and AWOL of Suicidal Tendencies. More impressive than their past line up is their hard core you can break a skate ramp to. They sound like an older band, reminiscent of the 80’s hard core of the South Bay area. Their first release, My Crazy Life … Continue reading Maty’s Corner #17 DFL: Proud To Be Dead Fucking Last!

Maty’s Corner #16 Pulley: The Esteem Driven Engine Still Matters

Maty’s Corner #16 Pulley: The Esteem Driven Engine Still Matters Pulley started up in 1994, right in the beginning thick of the Southern California skate punk revolution of music that shaped my life. This 5 piece hard hitting melodic punk unit is led by Scott Radinsky who was no stranger the punk scene by 94 having been in Scared Straight during its 10 year existence (83-93) being heavy hitters in the Nardcore Mystic Records scene. They then went on to become skate punk greats Ten Foot Pole. Radinsky was in charge of that unit for their first 2 releases then … Continue reading Maty’s Corner #16 Pulley: The Esteem Driven Engine Still Matters

Fast Food and the Music Industry by Greg Graffin

Fast Food and the Music Industry Since I am known as a person who usually sings about serious issues, I figured I had better keep things very serious here today. I’d like to begin by relating a story to you about…Arbey’s Roast Beef. I like fast food, I think it is a good product and a great invention. Last week I was standing in line looking over the simple menu and I decided I would get the #1 value meal. Then I realized my craving for lots of fries and I said “Can I have a large fries with that … Continue reading Fast Food and the Music Industry by Greg Graffin

Maty’s Corner # 3

 Maty’s Corner Issue # 3 Fuck Armageddon… This is Bad Religion Bad Religion, the band that really got me into punk rock when I first bought 1998’s No Substance by pure happen stance.  Bad Religion is into their 34th year of punk rockin’ it.  They started up in 1979 in Los Angeles, CA.  First show was November 11th 1980 in Burbank, CA.  Back when the now widely known Epitaph Records was nothing more than a name and P.O. Box that Mr. Brett put on the album sleeves to say “yeah, we have a label.” Their music has been instrumental in … Continue reading Maty’s Corner # 3

Web-Surdites by Greg Graffin

Web-Surdities The world-wide web is growing so exponentially fast that problems are arising and no one seems to notice them. This column will be a reality-check for those who have lost their sense of what it means to be human, and therefore have a twisted view of reality, because they spend far too much time on the world-wide web. Hopefully, my opinions will provoke some fruitful discussion. Recently, I read an article in the paper that related the growing trend of “Digital Demonstrators” (Wall Street Journal, Dec. 3, 1998). It said that “virtual marches” could be an effective way to … Continue reading Web-Surdites by Greg Graffin

A Punk Synopsis by Greg Graffin

A Punk Synopsis About two weeks ago I received a letter from a punker who said he used to be a fan of Bad Religion. Used to be, that is, until we let him down by releasing our last two albums which didn’t fit his definition of punk. There weren’t any songs against the establishment, he claimed (which isn’t true by the way), so how can you call it Bad Religion? Indeed how can you guys call yourself punk? He went on to imply that we don’t know anything about what punk is because we are so out of it. … Continue reading A Punk Synopsis by Greg Graffin