Bad Religion Live in Dusseldorf, 1992 (FM Broadcast)
After the ferocious one-two punch of Suffer and then No Control Bad Religion began toying with their sound. The changes were not drastic, as they had been on the prog-rock, non-classic Into the Unknown, but beginning with Against the Grain and growing more pronounced with Generator (powered by the stronger drumming of Bobby Schayer) the band's musical straitjacket got loosened. While the band would make more use of slower tempos, complex vocal arrangements and abstract lyrics they would always return to their safe harbour of loud, fast n' accusatory within a song or two. Many fans think the band took a turn for the worse in his era but this early nineties span of albums (yes, I admit Recipe for Hate has some dead-ends) does contain a lot of Bad Religion's best moments. With that in mind, let's check out this German radio broadcast from the Generator era and and abide by Mr. Brett's words, "I'll remain unperturbed by the joy and the madness that I encounter everywhere I turn".
Set List 1 Turn On The Light 2 Suffer 3 Generator 4 Anesthesia 5 Get Off 6 Too Much To Ask 7 Operation Rescue 8 Along The Way 9 Do What You Want 10 Change Of Ideas 11 Heaven Is Falling 12 The Answer 13 Flat Earth Society 14 Modern Man 15 No Control 16 Fuck Armageddon... This Is Hell 17 Two Babies In The Dark 18 Tomorrow 19 You Are (The Government) 20 21st Century (Digital Boy) 21 Automatic Man 22 We're Only Gonna Die 23 Only Entertainment 24 No Direction 25 Atomic Garden 26 I Want To Conquer The World 27 Best For You
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