No Substance

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No Substance
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 15, 1998
RecordedJune 1997 - February 1998
StudioPyramid Sound, Polypterus Studio, Ithaca, New York
GenrePunk rock
ProducerBad Religion, Alex Perialas, Ronnie Kimball
Bad Religion chronology
No Substance
The New America
Singles from No Substance
  1. "Raise Your Voice"
    Released: 1998
  2. "The Biggest Killer in American History"
    Released: 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau(dud)[2]
CMJ New Music Monthly(positive)[5]
The Indianapolis Star3/5 stars[6]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[3]
San Antonio Express-News(positive)[7]
Spin4/10 stars[4]

No Substance is the tenth full-length album by the punk rock band Bad Religion. It was the band's third (or fourth, if the reissue of Recipe for Hate is counted) release on Atlantic Records, and their second studio album since guitarist Brett Gurewitz's departure.

No Substance was anticipated by both music critics and fans as a result of the band's previous worldwide successes with their 1994 major label debut Stranger Than Fiction and its 1996 follow up The Gray Race. The album has been met with mixed reviews and was not as successful as band's past releases. The album was re-released by Epitaph Records on September 15, 2008. No songs of the album would turn into live staples with the exception of Raise Your Voice which is occasionally played live in Germany due to Campino's involvement in the recording of the song.

Track listing[edit]

1."Hear It"Graffin1:49
2."Shades of Truth"Graffin4:01
3."All Fantastic Images"Graffin, Baker2:08
4."The Biggest Killer in American History"Graffin2:14
5."No Substance"Graffin3:04
6."Raise Your Voice!" (ft. Campino of Die Toten Hosen)Graffin2:55
7."Sowing the Seeds of Utopia"Graffin2:01
8."The Hippy Killers"Graffin3:01
9."The State of the End of the Millennium Address"Graffin, Baker2:22
10."The Voracious March of Godliness"Graffin2:27
11."Mediocre Minds"Graffin, Hetson1:56
12."Victims of the Revolution"Graffin, Baker3:17
13."Strange Denial"Graffin3:02
14."At the Mercy of Imbeciles"Graffin, Baker, Hetson1:34
15."The Same Person"Graffin, Baker, Bentley2:49
16."In So Many Ways"Graffin3:04
Japanese Version
17."Dream Of Unity"2:50



  • "The State of The End of The Millennium Address" is written like a speech, very similar to the beginning of "Voice of God is Government" from How Could Hell Be Any Worse?.
  • If you dial the 800 number, it will link through to ConAgra Foods customer service (No longer in service - 4/16/2017).
  • On the CD release, Campino sings alternating lines on "Raise Your Voice". On the vinyl version, he only provides backing vocals.


  1. ^ No Substance at AllMusic
  2. ^ "CG: bad religion". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2012-03-03.
  3. ^ archive
  4. ^ Milner, Greg (June 1998). "Reviews". Spin. 14 (6): 138.
  5. ^ Jacks, Kelso (June 1998). "Reviews". CMJ New Music Monthly (58): 36.
  6. ^ Bacon, Scott (May 31, 1998). "Corgan is one sensitive Pumpkin on `Adore'". Indianapolis Star. p. I4.
  7. ^ Johnson, Robert (August 12, 1998). "Quick Spins". San Antonio Express-News.

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