Brian Baker (musician)

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Brian Baker
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Baker performing with Bad Religion live in Englishtown, New Jersey at the 2007 Warped Tour.
Background information
Born (1965-02-25) February 25, 1965 (age 53)
Genres Hardcore punk, punk rock
Occupation(s) Guitarist, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, bass guitar, vocals
Years active 1980–present
Labels Dischord, Epitaph, Atlantic, Geffen
Associated acts Minor Threat, Samhain, Dag Nasty, The Meatmen, Bad Religion, Government Issue, Junkyard

Brian Baker (born February 25, 1965) is an American punk rock musician. He is best known as one of the founding members of the hardcore punk band Minor Threat,[1] and as a guitarist in Bad Religion since 1994.[2] In Minor Threat, he originally played bass guitar before switching to guitar in 1982 when Steve Hansgen joined the band, and then moved back to bass after Hansgen's departure. He also founded Dag Nasty in 1985,[3] was part of the original line-up of Samhain, and has had stints in Doggy Style, The Meatmen (with fellow Minor Threat member Lyle Preslar),[4] Government Issue,[5] and Junkyard (a hard rock band).[6]

In 1994 Baker was offered a spot as a touring musician with R.E.M. but declined, opting instead to accept a position in Bad Religion as Brett Gurewitz's replacement.[7] He has also experimented with a more pop direction influenced by U2, with a band called 400.[8] Baker briefly toured with Me First and the Gimme Gimmes in 2005 and appeared on Canadian punk band Penelope's second album (Face au silence du monde).[9]

Discography[edit]

Brian Baker (Left) with Bad Religion, 1995.

Bad Religion[edit]

Brian Baker, playing with Bad Religion, live in the Netherlands, 1995

Doggy Style[edit]

  • The Last Laugh (1986)

Dag Nasty[edit]

The Meatmen[edit]

Government Issue[edit]

  • Make An Effort EP (1982)
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Minor Threat[edit]

Junkyard[edit]

  • Junkyard (1989)
  • Sixes, Sevens & Nines (1991)
  • Shut Up – We're Trying To Practice! (2000)
  • Tried and True (2003)

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dischord Records: Minor Threat". Dischord Records. Retrieved 5 August 2018. 
  2. ^ "Bad Religion – 30 Years". Badreligion.com. Retrieved 5 August 2018. 
  3. ^ "Dischord Records: Dag Nasty". Dischord Records. Retrieved 5 August 2018. 
  4. ^ "Bio". The Meatmen. Retrieved 5 August 2018. 
  5. ^ "Government Issue - Make An Effort EP". Discogs. Retrieved 5 August 2018. 
  6. ^ "{title}". Archived from the original on 2017-10-28. Retrieved 2018-04-29. 
  7. ^ Sharpe-Young, Garry (2005). New Wave of American Heavy Metal. Zonda Books Limited. p. 46. ISBN 0958268401. 
  8. ^ 1989-2012, Mark Kennedy, copyright. "The 400 :: MisfitsCentral.com". Misfitscentral.com. Retrieved 5 August 2018. 
  9. ^ "Daghouse - Brianography". Daghouse.com. Retrieved 5 August 2018.