30 Years Live

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30 Years Live
Live album by Bad Religion
Released May 18, 2010
Recorded March 17 – April 17, 2010
Genre Punk rock
Length 41:54
Label Epitaph
Producer Bad Religion
Bad Religion chronology
New Maps of Hell
(2007)
30 Years Live
(2010)
The Dissent of Man
(2010)

30 Years Live is the 2nd live album from the band Bad Religion, which was released on May 18, 2010, therein documenting the band's 30th anniversary tour (however, the band had actually started 31 years earlier[1]). It is the band's first live album in 13 years, since Tested in 1997. Rather than a standard release, it was available for free download to members of Bad Religion's official mailing list.

The Bad Religion albums that do not have songs represented in this album are the Bad Religion EP, Into the Unknown, Back to the Known, No Control, No Substance, The New America and The Process of Belief, even though songs from some of those albums were performed live on the 30th anniversary tour.

Background[edit]

On March 4, 2010, it was announced on the band's website that they would be recording a new live album during their spring tour of 2010. The official quote from the website reads:

"To celebrate three decades of Bad Religion, we'll be recording a live album during our spring 2010 tour, and offering it as a free "thank you" to the loyal fans who've been with us through all the sweat and mayhem. So let us know who you are by joining our mailing list below, and sometime late spring we'll let you know how you can get your free Bad Religion 30 Years Live download. We'll be playing a few tracks at the shows from our new album, coming this fall, so this will be a great way to get a preview of the new tunes.
Thanks again to the greatest and best-looking fans a band could hope for."

The song "Won't Somebody" was previously released as an acoustic bonus track on the New Maps of Hell Deluxe Edition. An electric version will be featured on their 15th studio album, The Dissent of Man, which is due for release on September 28, 2010. The song "Resist-Stance" is a new track, from The Dissent of Man.

To commemorate their 30 years as a band, Bad Religion planned a 30 song set each night. According to Graffin, this went against their long held belief that "punk shows shouldn't be longer than an hour". This 30 song set included standard openings and encores with various songs played between. The same set was never played twice. Despite playing 30 songs live in all but one concert, the album includes only 17 tracks.

Release[edit]

The live album has not been sold in stores. Instead, it was released as a free download for fans who had signed up on the mailing list at the band's website.

On March 8, 2010, it was announced on the Epitaph Blog that the album would be released on May 18, 2010 for a short period only.

Tour dates[edit]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Fuck Armageddon, This Is Hell!"   Greg Graffin 3:18
2. "Dearly Beloved"   Brett Gurewitz 2:14
3. "Suffer"   Graffin/Gurewitz 1:55
4. "Man With a Mission"   Gurewitz 3:32
5. "New Dark Ages"   Gurewitz 2:42
6. "Germs of Perfection"   Graffin 1:31
7. "Marked"   Gurewitz 2:07
8. "A Walk"   Graffin 2:31
9. "Flat Earth Society"   Gurewitz 2:27
10. "The Resist Stance"   Graffin 2:24
11. "American Jesus"   Graffin/Gurewitz 3:11
12. "Social Suicide"   Graffin 1:35
13. "Atheist Peace"   Graffin 1:40
14. "Tomorrow"   Graffin 1:57
15. "Won't Somebody"   Gurewitz 3:02
16. "Los Angeles Is Burning"   Gurewitz 3:20
17. "We're Only Gonna Die"   Graffin 2:29

Band members[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ According to the booklet of the Live at the Palladium DVD, Bad Religion started in 1979 in Woodland Hills.