"Alright, I'm going to break down this album into the many parts that it is in.How Can Hell Be Any Worse: Released in 1980, this album is one of the most influental and individual albums of it's time. Conbining for the first intellegent lyrics with melodic hardcore punk rock. Easy to compare to their later work, this album shows their ability to show their ideas of a better world in a more honest and civilized way then most of the music of their time.The album also includes the classic track "F**k Armagedeon, This Is Hell" which has been voted one of the greatest punk songs by many BR and punk fans. Classic (5 Stars)Bad Religion EP: The classic debut album from the band. Includes the original version of their classic signiture song, and the original recordings of "Slaves" and "Drastic Actions". It's the most wanted and bootlegged Bad Religion album of all time. Classic (5 Stars)Back to the Known: A follow-up to their experimental and unsuccessful 1982 failure "Into the Unknown", this album comes back with the original Bad Religion style, but still not the same. The songs are at times longer, and deal with a more deeper intensity.The album includes the classic sssslllloooowwww version of their signiture track "Bad Religion", and also the original recording of the classic "Along the Way" which has been voted the best BR song, ever. The album also includes the tracks "New Leaf" and "Yesterday" that show a matured Bad Religion.Classic (5 Stars)The last three tracks are cuts from the compilation "Public Service"."
Bad Religion from way back
DeeDee Vicious | Denver, CO | 11/26/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album shows EARLY bad religion. How could hell be any wrose early, and it shows they used to be a three chord hardcore band not the lyrical all over the place Bad Religon that I know today. But still unbelievable, I mean still good lyrics and still good, but it didn't really sound like the Bad Religon of today. Some of the songs do, such as "Frogger", "Drastic Actions" and "Yesterday" and it's a damn good album, buy it, it's worth every penny."
Absolute best punk rock album, EVER.
Y. Goren | Los Angeles | 07/04/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"80-85 is loaded with classic BR tunes. Their lyrics are amazing.As a sophomore in high school, some girl in my biology class introduced BR to me. She said, "you might not like their music, but their lyrics are amazing." So, I bought my first album - "Stranger Than Fiction." It's been 6 years and I now own ALL BR albums, including imports and a solo release ("American Lesion") composed by BR lead singer, Greg Graffin. BR is a disease. Friend by friend, I got everyone I know to listen to them.Greg Graffin has played solo at my university. He played some song requests, despite that he was unprepared to play them. He's got a degree from Cornell University (Vertebrae Paleontology) and he's taught at UCLA. Smart dude.I've been to 2 BR concerts, and I've seen them play at the "Warped Tour." Their live shows are awesome. All their fans know the lyrics each song.If you like high energy, raw music ("your indecision is your....WHOOAAAH!...BAD RELIGION!), you NEED 80-85."
The Beginning of A Great Band!
B-R-Mike M. | 11/24/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Raw, high-energy, fast, catchy, politicaly driven and with a positive message. These are qualities that represent this band. This is a Classic. First hearing this album, I was completely amazed on good this band is. The beginning has fast, catchy songs and towards the end has a little bit of metal mixed in, but still worth the money.My favorites are "We're Only Gonna Die" "Latch Key Kids" and "Part 3".This one of Bad Religion greatest albums and punk's all time greatest. A 28 piece of heaven. The ulimate BR collection. To me, these guys are legends. I highly recommend this album to anyone BR fans or fan of classic punk rock. Punk was never the same when this album was came out."