Bad Religion ‘Age Of Unreason’ Mini Doc

Bad Religion ‘Age Of Unreason’ Mini Doc

September 18, 2019 49 By Kailee Schamberger


(crowd cheering) – Well, I just wouldn’t be doing my duty, if I didn’t tell you that yesterday, we released our 17th studio album (crowd cheering)
’cause we wanted it to come out on all of your fresh ears. (punk music playing) Brain Baker: I am thrilled
about “Age of Unreason”. I think it’s a great record, but it was so much fun to make. It took a long time to compile everything that became the record, and I think that paid off. Jay Bentley: When we finished this record, and Brett had sequenced it and sent us an early
version to kind of listen to and see how we felt about it,
I just wrote back right away and go, “This is a great album that just gets better.” Greg Graffin: I feel very satisfied. As an artist 40 years into a practice, you have to look at your work as part of a long stretch of activity, and at this stage in the game, to feel satisfied about a piece of work, when we’ve done so much before, it’s really saying something. ♪ You’re all I have ♪ ♪ My dear sanity ♪ (crowd cheering) ♪ Hey let’s jump around ♪ ♪ To the renegade sound ♪ Jamie Miller: It’s my
first record with the band. When a band has 17 records, you think after a while the creative fire would maybe dim a little bit. It seems like it’s only gotten
brighter this time around. Jay Bentley: When “True North” came out, Brett and I had a conversation that if this were the
last thing that we did, we’d be okay with that. As the global climate was changing that we’re all aware of, there seemed to be more reason to write. Greg Graffin: We had
some starts and stops, and eventually you start
to build on an idea and suddenly you find
you’re creating something pretty special. ♪ Of the paranoid style ♪ ♪ Hey, get upside down ♪ ♪ To the American sound ♪ ♪ Of the paranoid style ♪ Jamie Miller: I think my favorite song is a song called “Big Black Dog”, just because it’s kind of an
oddball song from the band. It has that sound and groove that I sort of gravitate towards. Brian Baker: My favorite
song is “Candidate”. It’s everything I love
about a Bad Religion song, and also the guitar solo is fantastic. (guitar soloing) Greg Graffin: Today’s new
material is tomorrow’s hits. It takes a long time for a song sometimes to sink into the
consciousness of the audience. Jay Bentley: We know where we
can fulfill our artistic need. What we do best is be Bad Religion, whatever the fuck that is. Greg Graffin: Bad
Religion’s always been about conveying the same message, which is basically society sucks, if you don’t encourage
education and enlightenment and open-mindedness. Any time you enter a period in society where those messages are crushed or where the inspiration is gone, you enter the darker chapters of history. We wanted to, once
again, with this record, light the flame, the
candle of enlightenment, and hopefully people will listen this time.