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New America (2000)

Artist: Bad Religion
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Format: CD
Sku: 60405330
UPC: 075678330322
UPC 14: 00075678330322
Release Date: 5/9/2000
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. You've Got A Chance ~ Bad Religion
2. It's A Long Way To The Promise Land ~ Bad Religion
3. World Without Melody, A ~ Bad Religion
4. New America ~ Bad Religion
5. 1000 Memories ~ Bad Religion
6. Streetkid Named Desire, A ~ Bad Religion
7. Whisper In Time ~ Bad Religion
8. Believe It ~ Bad Religion
9. I Love My Computer ~ Bad Religion
10. Hopeless Housewife, The ~ Bad Religion
11. There Will Be A Way ~ Bad Religion
12. Let It Burn ~ Bad Religion
13. Don't Sell Me Short ~ Bad Religion
 
For the unrelenting and demonstrably vital crew of Bad Religion, the story of "The New America" is about more than a distant point on our country's horizon. It is about a creative journey into the heart of their own punk rock origins and thought-provoking purpose. The group's fifth label release, The New America was recorded on the Hawaiian island of Kauai with the famed Todd Rundgren in the producer's chair. For the group's singer and songwriter, Greg Graffin Rundgren's participation on the recording effectively brought him together with one of his musical heroes and life-long influences. With the maverick rock star and one of the underground's true originals in the role of project mentor, Graffin rose to new heights of creativity, performance, passion, and perspective. In the process of moving forward to carve out one of the band's most dynamically alluring, energized, and communicative albums of their now 20 year-long career, Graffin reunited with former guitarist and one of Bad Religion's founding members Brett Gurewitz, to write the driving, soaring "Believe It".

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Bad Religion: Greg Gaffin (vocals); Brian Baker, Greg Hetson, Jay Bentley, Bobby Schayer.
Muze PNote Recorded at Victor's Barn, Kauai, Hawaii.
Muze PNote Personnel: Greg Graffin (vocals); Brett Gurewitz (guitar); Bobby Schayer (drums).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: David Boucher; Bob Clearmountain.
Muze PNote Recording information: Victor's Barn, Kauai HI.
Muze PNote Photographer: Olaf Heine.
Muze PNote Unknown Contributor Roles: Greg Hetson; Jay Bentley; Brian Baker.
Muze PNote Best described as thinking man's punk rock, the 20-year veteran of a style at times diluted by weak imitation returns with its first studio release since 1998's NO SUBSTANCE. THE NEW AMERICA triumphantly reunites Bad Religion with founding guitarist Brett Gurewitz, and if that isn't enough to capture the attention of long-time fans, rock icon Todd Rundgren lends his much sought-after producing talents for these sessions.
Muze PNote Vocalist and principal writer Greg Graffin's trademark layered harmonies are an integral part of what places Bad Religion far above lesser punk acts, and here they dominate songs such as "1,000 Memories," "The Hopeless Housewife," and "A Streetkid Named Desire." Bad Religion is no stranger to social commentary on technology and its effect on society, and "I Love My Computer" combines these sensibilities with melodic hooks and modem sound effects. The band's gift for writing thought-provoking, affecting music puts A NEW AMERICA in a class of its own.

Producer: Todd Rundgren

Compilation Appearances

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Muze Music Compilations Chimes Of Freedom:songs Of Bob Dylan
Muze Music Compilations Take Action Vol 11
Muze Music Compilations Songs Of Tony Sly:tribute
Muze Music Compilations Punk O Rama V10 (Clean)

Associated Artists and Works

Emil Bulls

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 05/09/2000
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2000
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 83303
Music Label Name Label : Atlantic (Label)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00075678330322

Professional Reviews

Alternative Press (7/00, p.87)
- 4 out of 5 - "...Amazing...All of [their] trademark tricks are here....[But] the difference here is [in] Todd Rundgren's production...the sound, the delivery, the sheer overwhelming volume of it all..."

CMJ (6/00, p.52)
- "...Serves up a few more big helpings of chicken-soup-for-the-punk-rock-soul epigrams....as subtle as soft money and as adult-contemporary slick, in punk terms, as anything Dianne Warren or Richard Marx ever penned."

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