Do What You Want by Bad Religion audiobook

Do What You Want: The Story of Bad Religion

By Bad Religion  and  Jim Ruland
Read by Rob Shapiro

Hachette Books 9780306922220
10.42 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
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    Available on 08/18/2020

    ISBN: 9781549105937

From their beginnings as teenagers experimenting in a San Fernando Valley garage dubbed "The Hell Hole" to headlining major music festivals around the world, DO WANT YOU WANT tells the whole story of Bad Religion's 40-year career in irreverent style. DO WHAT YOU WANT: The Bad Religion Story reveals the ups and downs of the band's 40-year career. From their beginnings as teenagers jamming in a San Fernando Valley garage dubbed "The Hell Hole" to headlining major music festivals around the world, DO WANT YOU WANT tells the whole story in irreverent style. While DO WHAT YOU WANT tracks down nearly all of Bad Religion's members past and present, the chief storytellers are the four voices that define Bad Religion: Greg Graffin, a Wisconsin kid who sang in the choir and became an L.A. punk rock icon while he was still a teenager; Brett Gurewitz, a high school dropout who founded the independent punk label Epitaph Records and went on to become a record mogul; Jay Bentley, a surfer and skater who gained recognition as much for his bass skills as for his onstage antics; and Brian Baker, a founding member of Minor Threat who joined the band in 1994 and brings a fresh perspective as an intimate outsider. With a unique blend of melodic hardcore and thought-provoking lyrics, Bad Religion paved the way for the punk rock explosion of the 1990s, opening the door for bands like NOFX, The Offspring, Rancid, Green Day, and Blink-182 to reach wider audiences. They showed the world what punk could be, and they continue to spread their message one song, one show, one tour at a time-with no signs of stopping.

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A Publishers Weekly Pick by Staff of Summer Reads

From their beginnings as teenagers experimenting in a San Fernando Valley garage dubbed "The Hell Hole" to headlining major music festivals around the world, DO WANT YOU WANT tells the whole story of Bad Religion's 40-year career in irreverent style.

DO WHAT YOU WANT: The Bad Religion Story reveals the ups and downs of the band's 40-year career. From their beginnings as teenagers jamming in a San Fernando Valley garage dubbed "The Hell Hole" to headlining major music festivals around the world, DO WANT YOU WANT tells the whole story in irreverent style.

While DO WHAT YOU WANT tracks down nearly all of Bad Religion's members past and present, the chief storytellers are the four voices that define Bad Religion: Greg Graffin, a Wisconsin kid who sang in the choir and became an L.A. punk rock icon while he was still a teenager; Brett Gurewitz, a high school dropout who founded the independent punk label Epitaph Records and went on to become a record mogul; Jay Bentley, a surfer and skater who gained recognition as much for his bass skills as for his onstage antics; and Brian Baker, a founding member of Minor Threat who joined the band in 1994 and brings a fresh perspective as an intimate outsider.

With a unique blend of melodic hardcore and thought-provoking lyrics, Bad Religion paved the way for the punk rock explosion of the 1990s, opening the door for bands like NOFX, The Offspring, Rancid, Green Day, and Blink-182 to reach wider audiences. They showed the world what punk could be, and they continue to spread their message one song, one show, one tour at a time-with no signs of stopping.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Bad Religion has ridden a wave of thoughtful and well-crafted songwriting and performances that has lasted for four decades with no end in sight…Bad Religion produced this insider story with Ruland, who keeps things going at a pace that almost matches that of the performers…An engaging chronicle of a band that has, remarkably, retained its founding spirit and relevancy many years on. A delightful read for fans of both the early days of punk and those curious about contemporary practice.” Library Journal
"[A] fascinating story…The band has overcome a lot of challenges over the years, and this sufficient narrative documents every one of them.” Kirkus Reviews
“Ruland serves up a heady, revelatory collaboration with the enduring punk band Bad Religion…His testament to the value of hard work and independent thinking offers a thrilling alternative to the conventional rise-and-fall rock narrative.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Bad Religion

Author Bio: Bad Religion

Bad Religion formed in Los Angeles in 1980, and ranks among the most influential American punk rock bands of all time. They have released seventeen albums that have sold over five million copies, and they continue to sell out venues all over the world.

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Author Bio: Jim Ruland

Author Bio: Jim Ruland

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 10.42
Audience: Adult
Language: English